Burglars use drones to peek into private homes and businesses. Using unmanned aircraft criminals can indeed check safely if the coast is clear and undisturbed they can commit their crime. That spokesmen of the Dutch Association of Recognized Security companies (VEB) reported across the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
“Even burglars make use of modern technology to work more efficiently,” explains a spokesperson for the Dutch security sector. “That includes drones.Moreover, the unmanned aircraft are becoming smaller and cheaper, making them the criminals also be interesting. “
Granted that the criminals are still not making widespread use of drones to commit burglary, but it is emphasized that all of the first incidents were reported to the police. In November last year, would have been noticed a drone in Nootdorp that controlled successively to every home in the presence of residents in a street.
It is emphasized that in the meantime even though similar incidents were reported in England and Belgium. In Belgium, a couple from St. Nicholas noted that their outside bedroom was filmed by a drone. Upon further review saw residents remember how the drone was captured by a man who then made off quickly with a van.
Sybren van der Velden, national coordinator of burglaries at the Dutch National Police, said that any suspicious movement of a drone should be reported immediately to the police. He adds that drones are not even allowed to go for safety in a built-up area.
In the Netherlands would now be working on a system that the criminal activities with drones would be impossible to be able to make. It was to include the use of mobile radar to intercept drones burglars.
Insurers warn residents in the absence not only windows and doors have to be locked, but also will have to keep the curtains closed. In the Netherlands would now approximately 70,000 drones are operational.