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Drone as First Responder – DRONELIFE

AeroX Partner Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department Launches Drone First Responder Service by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby With the assistance of AeroX, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FSCO) has launched North Carolina’s first Drones as First Responders (DFR) program. The program has a drone operator listen in on live …

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Drones Protect Firefighters – DRONELIFE

DAVID HOLT / CC BY-SA  Drones are widely recognized as an indispensible tool in firefighting.  Now, researchers from George Mason University are working on a drone and wearable sensor solution that can locate each firefighter working in a burning building – and notify their team if they’re in trouble. Drones …

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Drones Disaster Response Verizon Frontline THOR

As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, DRONELIFE got an inside look at Verizon Frontline’s newest tool to support public safety and first responders.  Verizon’s THOR – Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response – is a superhero with a drone for disaster response, one of Verizon Frontline’s hundreds of deployable assets that …

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Asylon Automated Security Drone BVLOS Waivers

Asylon Granted First-of-its-Kind BVLOS Waiver for Automated Security Drone System by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby This week, leading air and ground robotic security company Asylon, Inc. revealed that it has been granted three beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waivers from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Continue reading …

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Skydio Drones for Public Safety Fritz Reber

From the floor of AUVSI’s Xponential 2022: an interview with former police officer and Head of Public Safety Integration Fritz Reber on Skydio drones for public safety. Fritz Reber is a well respected figure in public safety – and in the drone industry.  Reber served at Chula Vista Police Department …

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Police in North Texas Deploy Drone Clear

Police in North Texas using drone-based technology to save officers’, civilians’ lives with Drone Clear By Jim Magill Police in North Texas are using drone-enabled video technology to help them clear buildings of potential threats, reducing the potential of harm coming to either officers or civilians. The Dallas Police Department …

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Security and Counterdrone Strategies at ADW

image: Cambodia, PI (CC 2.0) At Amsterdam Drone Week today, Commercial UAV Expo sponsored a panel of experts from all over Europe to discuss security and counterdrone strategies.  From INTERPOL to drone incident reporting systems DroneALERT, experts talked about the importance of security in drone integration. The City of Amsterdam gave …

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Teledyne FLIR on Counter Drone Systems

Lieutenant General (LGEN) David M. Twomey, commanding general, Marine Corps Development and Education Command, aims a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) equipped M16 rifle at an incoming model aircraft drone. Public Domain. “The Big Problem with Small Drones (and How to Address It) is a new whitepaper by Teledyne FLIR …

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Dallas PD Drone Unit Launches, Air Support Unit

©Robert Hensley, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Dallas PD drone unit launches, following years of study By Jim Magill After more than a half dozen years of study and pilot program testing, the police department in Dallas, Texas earlier this year officially launched its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. The …

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Sunflower Labs Security Beehive Drone-in-a-Box

Sunflower Labs Deploys Beehive System Security Solution to Partners by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, autonomous security systems innovator Sunflower Labs Inc. announced the distribution of its Beehive System to partners ADT Inc, 10 Federal Self Storage, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS), and Security Robotics Development & …

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