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'Huge Rise Seen' In Crimes Relating To Store-Bought Drones

Posted: 08/09/2016

It seems that we need to be particularly vigilant where drones are concerned these days, with an investigation by the Independent finding that police are experiencing a fourfold rise in the number of reports involving store-bought drones.

This includes allegations that drones are being used for various purposes that they should not be.

The news source found that the number of such incidents being reported to the police climbed by 352 per cent in just one year as people have become more aware of these devices and are naturally more suspicious as well.

Police forces also noted that there have been reports of drones putting commercial airliners at risk, of the gadgets causing arguments and fights between neighbours and reports of criminal gangs using them. Towards the end of July, for example, a 27-year-old was jailed for sending banned items into a prison using one of these drones.

It's important for businesses to keep up to date with changes in technology so they can update and amend their emergency preparedness procedures and protocols accordingly. The crime landscape is constantly changing and with the advent of new technology like drones, it becomes essential that organisations are aware of how new technology like drones could impact on your business.

It's always better to be safe than sorry so carry out a risk assessment and review today.