Few days earlier, Amazon claimed the company is just months away from using drones to deliver goods. While we will have to wait to find out if Amazon’s upcoming delivery method becomes successful, it seems that the company is planning on introducing other services related to drones as it was recently awarded a patent for using drones’ surveillance as a service.
According to the recently filed patent, Amazon is looking to provide surveillance service to customers via drones when they aren’t in use to complete delivery. If Amazon brings the service, consumers will receive video feeds of their properties via chosen options.
However, the company noted that the functionalities of the product might be limited as Amazon will be forced to limit coverage to protect others’ privacy who aren’t going to be part of the surveillance service.
While the method will certainly be an advanced one compared to the current offerings available for surveillance, it’ll be interesting to see if the company brings the service to its customers in the coming months. On the other hand, the company might face backlash from people concerned with their privacy in case they don’t want to be monitored by a drone. However, the company noted that in order to protect privacy of those who aren’t subscribed to the product, Amazon will remove any data or images associated with the geo area.