Metro using drones to catch graffiti vandals across Melbourne’s rail network

 

News article: Metro using drones to catch graffiti vandals across Melbourne’s rail network

Metro trains are taking to the skies in an attempt to catch graffiti vandals across Melbourne’s rail network.

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
It is all well and good to be using the drones to find there guys but how useful are they are actually getting the police to the location or the railway security people?

I imagine it would be some time before a they would be at the location giving the villains time to get away as the drones would not be silent and so they would be warned.

Metro using drones to catch graffiti vandals across Melbourne’s rail network

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  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

It'll probably be ONE drone for the entire network, and what is the chance it will be in the right place at the right time.
Just clean a wall, set up cameras and pay a couple of PSOs to wait in hiding. It only takes a couple of days for the idiots to find and vandalise a clean bit of space.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
To identify them,  there's no need to stop and watch em. locate, pass the info on, and then onto the next  spot. Conversely they can inform the police their excape route. And if it deters them, great.

But it does need the people on the ground to get them.


Regards,
David Head
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
But it does need the people on the ground to get them.
"dthead"
That, or a helicopter gunship.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
But it does need the people on the ground to get them.
That, or a helicopter gunship.
Valvegear
No, an AC 30 Gunship is preferable. A helicopter gunship is too visible to the lowlifes and nimbys. Or possibly some an RT-2PM2 Topol M For some real damage
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
But it does need the people on the ground to get them.
That, or a helicopter gunship.
Valvegear
I was going to suggest a couple of nice big burly Constables, with some lovely new Truncheons, that need to be tested for durability  Razz  but I will roll with the gun ship, using buck shot.

BigShunter.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Isn't this is what Blue Thunder  was for   ?    Wink

Regards,
David Head
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Hello All,

there is the option of using a MQ - 1B Predator, complete with Hellfire missiles, though I am not sure if insurance will pay out on collateral damage !

Years ago on YouTube there was a recording of an US Army helicopter gunship in Iraq taking out insurgents unloading weapons from a utility , and according to the commentary below , the gunship was about 4 miles from the target, so the targeted would not have heard either the helicopter, nor the heavy calibre machine gun.

Regards, Radioman.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
If it was the USA, you could just ring the Police and tell them a group with chemical weapons were loitering beside the rail line.

The action would be pretty fast and complete I imagine.

Seriously, when in Melbourne at the weekend, the amount of Graffiti that I saw between South Kensington and Sunshine was so much that they must be having trouble finding spaces to tag. I even saw one fairly new Office/Apartment building near Footscray that had the entire 4-5 storey rail facing wall sprayed - they must have some long ladders.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

http://atrf.info/papers/2017/files/ATRF2017_033.pdf

Metro funded a literature review of graffiti prevention research last year - I wonder if this initiative emerged from that program?

Among the key findings:

The introduction of innovative materiality and design choices, coupled with smart technology systems, can also greatly assist in developing targeted responses.


Perhaps they are introducing the drones as a "research"/profiling measure rather than for the obvious reasons of prevention or detection.

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