For years, companies have been working on finding ways to safely (and sometimes not) take out drones doing things they shouldn’t be doing – whether it’s flying too close to crowds or delivering contraband to prisons. The keyword there is “safely”. There are plenty of ways to take down drones these days, but most aren’t safe and they can cause havoc to legitimate drone pilots flying completely legally.
But perhaps the most potentially dangerous are the cheap GPS jammers available online from sites such as Banggood – which are illegal in much of the world. These devices, which can cost as little as $20, interfere with the GPS signals reaching your drone so it has no idea where it is, causing it to potentially just fall out of the sky. But solutions are out there.