AR Drone GPS chip, is it dangerous?
Hello! I'm really concerned with that so called «spying drones» problem and I fear that they can be used to spy on me. I've heard that AR Drone was recently upgraded with a GPS chip, will it become even more dangerous thanks to it?
Hi there, Mark!
We understand your concern, those small drones can be really used for spying. As you probably know, AR Drone is not an autonomous device, it requires direct control form the user, but that may change, thanks to a new GPS chip. That chip will enable the drone to receive a real-time data about its coordinates and altitude, which will probably make it possible to create analogues of autopilot programs.
In that case those drones will become a small, and privately owned copies of UAV's, which are now used for spying in the USA. And AR Drone, in particular has all it needs for spying, it has a hi-res camera, it is stable enough to make photos and someone may probably use it for spying. So in that case it would be cool to have something, that will disable such a drone, if you will spot it.
And we at jammer-store.com have a couple of possible solutions. You can try to block GPS signals, but that won't probably do the trick, if the drone will be controlled directly, otherwise it may crash. But as long as those drones use 2.4GHz frequency to transmit data and for controls as well, the best way here will be probably a universal jamming device, which will block all the video streaming and the controls of the drone. They are not really cheap, so the owner will think twice before using it against you in future!
Thanks for your question, I hope, I've managed to help!