Wow! Robots are replacing kids behind the burger counter and now drones may be replacing or at least helping out in POTUS security.
The U.S. Secret Service plans to test the use of a drone as a form of security when President Trump when he visits his golf club in New Jersey later this month.
The agency announced Wednesday it plans to use a small tethered unmanned aircraft system during the president’s visit to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, where he is expected to stay for an extended period of time in August.
But what about privacy? Will the drones infringe on privacy of others while keeping the POTUS safe?
The Secret Service said the drone may incidently be in range of private residences, but any images or video recorded will be overwritten within 30 days or become part of a law enforcement investigation. It will notify people at the club that the premises are being watched by a drone.
The drone will fly autonomously at an altitude of 300 to 400 feet (90 to 133 meters), focusing on the outer perimeter of the protection zone around the golf club. Any images or video recorded will be overwritten within 30 days or become part of a law enforcement investigation.
The Secret Service said there is a risk that some people in range of drones may not be aware of their presence.