Featured – Safety and Security

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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Drone Hardware for Public Safety Professionals

Choosing the right drone hardware for public safety applications is a critical step in establishing a drone program.  How can public safety professionals sort through the hype and find the right tool for their needs?   Steve Rhode gives his best advice on getting started.  (Check out Public Safety Flight’s recent …

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Elistair’s Tethered Surveillance Drone – DRONELIFE

French drone manufacturer Elistair, a leading provider of tethered surveillance drone solutions, has announced their newest offering: the Orion 2 tethered unmanned system for military, government, and industry users. “Unlike other multi-rotor drones, the Orion 2 hexacopter delivers round-the-clock surveillance for up to 24 hours at a time, making it …

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Surveillance camera commission certifies drone company DRONE…

The U.K.’s Surveillance Camera Commission was created to ensure that the public’s privacy was protected as CCTV cameras proliferated for security purposes.  The Commission encourages compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, and to provide input on “the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.” Now, the …

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Security and Surveillance Drones: Meet the ALTI Ascend

Commercial security and surveillance drones are an important sector for the UAV industry.  For heavy industry like mining, energy, and agriculture, long-range drones carrying sophisticated payloads have proven to be valuable assets – saving time, lowering costs, and improving outcomes.  South African-based ALTI has been at the forefront of the …

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