Re: Drones and wildfires
@Ashu001, that is a great point and I am in favor of homeowners to take on an active role in the protection against natural disasters. This includes investing in automated systems that will be activated during a natural disaster.
If it is a manual system a number of dilemmas are created. For instance, if a homeowner has invested $10,000 into a manual protection system it is still no match against the economies of scale that firefighters have at their side (the investment, expertise, sensors everywhere, etc.), if the firefighters say that evacuation is important -- it is important.
The benefits are created if automated systems are in place, the systems become complementary to the efforts of firefighters and if firefighters say that evacuation is important the systems would still be operating to try and minimize loss to property.