Surveillance Drones Over Liverpool
November 16, 2006, 6:46 pm
Filed under: Surveillance

It’s an old link but it’s always worth reminding ourselves of the plans people have for our future. The Telegraph reported that police in Liverpool are considering the use of surveillance drones as a countermeasure to anti-social behaviour in housing estates:

Task force leaders are in discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority about the feasibility of sending surveillance drones to hover over problem estates. [source]

However, one interviewee is quoted by the newspaper as saying:

“It’s a waste of time. Everyone round here loves getting chased by the police”

I must admit playing cat and mouse with UAVs does sound more entertaining than hanging around on street corners. Sounds like an ideal way for people to keep out of trouble. I am tempted to think, however,  that the annual budget of £1 million for the Anti-Social Behaviour Task Force could be spent on less invasive entertainment.

Some time ago a surveillance drone was produced for just this purpose:




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