Secret Service to test drone surveillance at Trump golf club: report

Secret Service to test drone surveillance at Trump golf club: report
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The Secret Service will reportedly deploy a small drone during President Trump's upcoming visit to his golf club in New Jersey to help determine such devices' potential use for helping protect the president.

Reuters reported Wednesday that the tethered drone will fly autonomously at an altitude of 300 or 400 feet, focusing on the perimeter of the property.

The drone is part of the agency's effort to use new technology for overhead surveillance.

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Currently, manned aircraft supplied by local, state and federal government agencies are used for the Secret Service's aerial surveillance. But according to Reuters, the agency says such aircraft are too loud and do not provide the consistent coverage needed. 

The agency said the drones may be within range of private residences near the property, and officials will notify people at the club of the drone's presence.