It seems as though crime-fighting technology is at a bit of a stand-still. I mean, over the past 20 years, it’s been pretty much the same. We’ve got the security cameras, fast police cars, dashboard cams, etc., but what is the future, if there is any? In a word, drones.

Yep, you heard me right, drones are the future of crime-fighting. You probably know of the small, unassuming little ‘copters that fly around and take pictures of stuff. But then again, the huge self-piloting planes that fly faster than than the speed of sound and blow things up with huge missiles also come to mind. I’ll tell you right now, it’s somewhere in the middle.

It’s definitely bigger than the ones that just fly around and take pictures of your house, and it definitely has more technology. However, it’s also a far-cry from the ones that the military uses. In fact, it’s actually not weaponized at all; not even with a taser. Well, not yet, at least. It’s actually the DJ1 S-1000+, which some of you out there might recognize as the drone of choice for most movie makers. However, it’s also got police lights, a loud-speaker, night-vision cameras, and facial-recognition technologies. Yep, that’s right, we just made these octo-copters Freddy Fazbear.

The DJ1 S-1000+

So far, it’s basically just a security guard in the form of a drone, and it’s currently being marketed as that, and that only. Sure, right now, it doesn’t do very much (at all), but I think it’s less of a “finished project” per se, and more of a “hey, look what we’re making right now.” So in the near future, we might actually see these things weaponized with a taser, at the very least, and it may be a permanent addition to places like banks, prisons, rich house-holds, and more.

One report even shows that it’s smart enough to realize when it’s low on batteries, and when it is, it will go back to it’s docking station and recharge. You can expect more on this when (and if) it develops.