Home security – “Hot time in the old town tonight” edition?

It seems a Chinese power utility has developed a flame-throwing drone to combat trash on transmission lines.  You can read about it here, in English.  Here’s a Chinese TV report.

Can you imagine the fun if you could incorporate something like this into a home security system?

  1. Trash jumps over back fence to break into your house.
  2. Trash is incinerated before he can make entry.
  3. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I think that might sell like hot cakes.  There really would be a ‘Hot time in the old town tonight‘!



  1. Those look like high voltage lines – this makes me wonder what is causing trash to get that far up to start with.
    I've seen trash (particularly though not exclusively sneakers) on regular residential lines in the USA, but these are MUCH higher and therefore harder to reach from the ground.

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