Autonomous indoor surveillance drones could be coming to a building near you

Buildings and offices of the future may soon be patrolled by a fleet of flying security drones every night.

These autonomous devices are equipped with security cameras and fly along corridors on pre-programmed routes, on the lookout for intruders and capable of recharging themselves on a power pad when their batteries run low.

The drones are the result of a new partnership between Skysense, a US/German drone charging company, and Avansig, a technology firm from Spain. They will first be used at Prosegur, a multinational security company also based in Spain.

Skysense’s wireless charging technology means the drones can land on a pad and recharge their batteries without any human involvement. This makes them the ideal nighttime security system, as they can return to the pad and top up their batteries autonomously, then return to work.

“Prosegur’s surveillance drone can execute its own patrol route and land itself on Skysense’s charging pad to recharge,”

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