7 Tips on how to hide from a drone

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Hiding from heat-sensitive drone sensors using a space blanket, Drone Survival Guide. Design: Ruben Pater, 2013.

Drones usually come with powerful cameras, which could detect people and vehicles at a high altitude as long distances. Most of today’s drones are equipped with night vision, infrared vision and FLIR sensors. These can detect humans through their heat signatures from really far, either day or night. This article will give you 7 tips on how to hide from a drone, or drones.

Hiding from heat-sensitive drone sensors using a space blanket, Drone Survival Guide. Design: Ruben Pater, 2013.
Hiding from heat-sensitive drone sensors using a space blanket, Drone Survival Guide. Design: Ruben Pater, 2013.

1. During the Day

You should hide in under shades of buildings and trees. If you are in a forest, use then natural camouflage of the trees, or get yourself a camouflage net. Netting can confuse any drone detection systems.

2. During the Night

If there are buildings surrounding you, make sure you are inside or if outside, stay under trees or foliage. Get rid of any flashlights, or any vehicle headl lights. Even at night, anything lighting up can be detected by Drones.

3. Heat camouflage

Get some Space blankets (emergency blankets) which help block infrared rays. You could also wear an emergency blanket and will help hide your heat coming from your body and will avoid droid infrared detection.

4. Weather

Drones cannot will not fly during any bad weather, that consists high winds, smoke, rainstorms or other heavy weather conditions.

5. Mobile Phones or GPS Systems

Using mobile phones or GPS based communication will possibly compromise your location. So make sure you turn off, or don’t bring those items with you while there is a drone flying over you.

6. Drone Bait

Throw and spread reflective pieces of glass or mirrored material on a car, or on a roof of a building, which will confuse the drone’s camera.

7. Decoy

Use any type of mannequins or something that looks like a human to mislead the drones detection.

We hope these 7 tips will help you hide from a drone.

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