We're even hearing about hacking drones that hijack your Wi-Fi and steal your passwords from the sky. If a drone flew over your house and invaded your privacy or hacked your computer, would you be ready?
That's the question one new Kickstarter project wants to answer. Domestic Drone Countermeasures (DDC) is a company that's searching for funding for its anti-drone technology. Here's what DDC wants to do:
The intent of DDC's Personal Drone Detection System is not to counter military drones. They fly too high and are too sophisticated. Our intent is to keep your privacy safe from your neighbors and people you may not know who are flying small drones near your home or office. The Personal Drone Detection Systems are intended to counter small, personal drones with cameras and other sensors that are not being regulated.
Right now, all the system does is detect incoming and outgoing RF signals to warn you that a drone is nearby. When it does, the system will sound an alarm or send a message to your tablet or smartphone. It would be illegal to harm the drone using jamming technology or to physically damage it. Here's DDC's Kickstarter pitch:
So far, the project has raised only $227 out of a needed $8,500. The project ends on July 15. What do you think? Would you want to buy one of these? Let me know in the comments below.