Drones to be used to improve security at New Year celebrations

A camera-equipped drone is being used to improve safety measures during New Year celebrations in the USA.

New York Police department reported that they will be flying the drone over the annual celebrations at Times Square.

It is the first time this kind of technology has been used to monitor activity at an event like this.

To keep within safety guidelines, the drone will also be attached to a building to make sure it does not fall on anyone below.

Over one million people are expected to attend the celebrations.

The NYPD have stressed this is only a precautionary measure.

They have not released how many drones will be used during the celebrations.