Drones are often used in areas of high risk or requiring a high level of precision. Drones can be operated on a pre-defined flight plan or be controlled remotely. GPS, video surveillance, voice recording, and remote communication of data are commonly integrated into the vehicles.
Drones have found industrial use for land survey, media creation, safety and surveillance, and shipping and logistics. Commercial use has grown drastically with small, affordable drones that can be controlled with a mobile device, often with HD video cameras. Drones are now firmly planted in the military sector and continue to see increased growth.