Game of Thrones VS. The Drones

Paparazzi and curious movie-goers are using drones to infiltrate movie sets and steal pre-release footage.

We understand that waiting for the seventh series of HBO’s Game of Thrones is difficult. The anticipation builds and loyal fans are down right impatient, so much so that some are using drones to catch a sneak peek. Drones equipped with powerful cameras can hover above movie and TV sets taking both pictures and video. We understand that waiting for the seventh series of HBO’s Game of Thrones is difficult. The anticipation builds and loyal fans are down right impatient, so much so that some are using drones to catch a sneak peek. Drones equipped with powerful cameras can hover above movie and TV sets taking both pictures and video.

For the novice pilot this type of spying may be for personal entertainment, but for the paparazzi, they are looking to cash in on the footage they steal. Plot spoilers and one of a kind photographs captured by the drones can be sold to entertainment websites and magazines for top dollar.   

Drones can be more than just a privacy issue; they can be potentially hazardous to the safety of people on the ground. Drones have fallen from the sky causing real bodily harm. There are even reports of drones crashing onto the White House lawn and the Japanese Prime Minister’s roof. The Civil Air Authority has banned drones with cameras from flying within 50 meters of people, buildings, or vehicles, but it hasn’t put an end to the high-flying espionage.

The sophistication of drones has increased while the price tag has decreased making them far more accessible to the general public. For a mere $40, consumers can purchase a drone capable of flying for 8 solid minutes, plenty of time to snatch some prized pics.

If you’re willing to shell out the money, you can invest in a high-tech drone capable of live video streaming from up to 3 miles away and a 30-minute battery life. Drones with this type of power in the wrong hands can be a potential disaster for film sets, concerts, sporting events, high-profile weddings, political events and more.

Drones are quickly becoming a security threat to be reckoned with and expert advice, professional education, and practical solutions are the best defense. Utilizing an action plan and taking a proactive, prepared approach is the only way to keep people and plot lines safe.

Drone Defense Group provides comprehensive on-site analysis, helpful drone security training, and comprehensive counter-drone solution architecture to keep movie sets (or any other location) safe and secure.The technology will continue to evolve, so staying one step ahead is crucial.

Read more about drones on the set of Game of Thrones.



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