I work in data management. Back in 2016 we implemented QR codes as part of watermarking when our documents were approved, allowing the user to quickly scan the document and get taken to the master in the system. We spent quite a bit of time before hand research the adoption of QR codes. Our findings weren’t impressive. Until very recently, they were not widely utilised.
Personally, based on their uptake in work (we have circa 8,000 users), I’d still be wary of QR codes. If a drone is lost in the woods somewhere, it is just as likely that an elderly couple walking their dog stumbles across the drone. And my using my folks as a test case, they wouldn’t have a clue what the square little sticker is, or that it links to vital info about the owner, nor how to access this data.
And as Rich has mentioned, how is sticking a QR code to the drone any safer than sticking a label to a drone?
Not for me, why make someone faff about, when they can just dial a number. I can see the point to not spoil the drone with long stickers, but why make it more difficult for the person that may find your drone. Never had a problem with my sticker labels looking like they might come off.
At first view I thought, what a good idea. Then after reading the stats on the amount of take up and the old couple in the woods, I think I’ll be sticking with all my details made with the trusty Dymo label maker.