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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Jun 26, 2019 | 12:45 PM PDT

Soon, we might be adding "home security surveillance drones" to the ever-growing list of things you can buy on Amazon.

The company just received patent approval for package-delivery drones that can drop off purchases and scan for home safety.

NPR reports:

Company officials stress that the plan is still in its infancy, but the patent papers describe a future in which Amazon customers order drones to hover around a home and scan for things such as a garage door left open, a broken window, graffiti or a fire.

To address some of the privacy concerns that arise from the proposed service, Amazon says it will use geofencing, or placing a digital perimeter around a specific location, to ensure that the homes of people who do not want their properties videotaped will not be recorded.

As Amazon puts it: "the surveillance data is modified in order to exclude, blur, obscure, excise, mask, or hide data referring to the excluded location."

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