Drones are expected to become ubiquitous in the short to medium term as the world’s advanced economies inevitably grow and converge with the complexity of everyday life. As a result, society is facing a technological wave that will change the way business and security is done. Although commercial drone technology is still very much in its infancy, it is apparent that evolving drone technology around reconnaissance and surveillance, with the observation of activities, infrastructure, people, and behaviors for the purpose of influencing, managing, or protecting is all about to change. In the past, aerial surveillance has been performed by either a fixed-wing or rotary asset, which has proven to be expensive. Industries are also looking to move away from more traditional observational surveillance methods that are typically limited by the stationary nature of the camera, usually handled manually or fixed upon other structures. Nevertheless, implementing change will not be easy. Regulating risk in one area may cause ripple effects that create paradigm shifts in behaviour in another (i.e., the reduction in security personnel could, in fact, increase threats due to an overreliance on technology).