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Drones in Public Safety: Real Life Crime Scene Investigation…

An inside look as a team of drone and law enforcement experts explain the real life challenges of capturing precise aerial images of crime scenes at night. As part of DRONELIFE’s participation in the FAA’s Drone Safety Awareness Week, DRONELIFE will feature stories according to the themes outlined.  Today, we …

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New York Sponsors “Fly-In” To Show How Drones Can be Used to…

As drones become more widely used for public safely applications, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and officials in New York sponsored a “Fly-In” to showcase and educate public officials on various public safety applications. As discussed in their recent press release: “NUAIR hosted its first New York UAS Public …

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Comparison: Parrot ANAFI Thermal Vs DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise D…

In the past six months, two interesting products have hit the market from the drone industry’s leading manufacturers, DJI and Parrot. Both aim to make aerial thermal imagery accessible and affordable. In December 2018, DJI launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an iteration of the Mavic 2 Enterprise that swaps …

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Drones, Components, and Services: SkyTools is Poised to Fly …

Continuing our roundup of European companies we met at this week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe is this interview with Ivanka Koster, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyTools. SkyTools is a full-service drone company: but their unique business model addresses the issue of outside service providers competing with the growth of …

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Impossible Aerospace US-1 Makes Public Safety Debut in Calif…

A tense, 11-hour long stand-off between a suspect and police offers at a Denny’s restaurant in Cambell, California was brought to a peaceful end earlier this month, with help from an Impossible Aerospace US-1 drone. The US-1 was launched by Impossible Aerospace in September 2018. We haven’t heard much since but …

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Super Bowl Security Operation Proves Drones Can Be Part Of T…

In the days leading up to the NFL Championship Game in Atlanta last weekend, FBI officers confiscated six drones flying closer to the stadium than temporary flight restrictions allowed. With local drone pilots either not aware or deliberately ignoring the flight ban, there were no doubt concerns that the Super …

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Police in Central London Run a Facial Recognition Trial. Are…

The Metropolitan Police of London have announced that they are inviting people to take part in testing technology that would automate the process of facial recognition rather than testing it covertly.  The trials will be held near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on Monday and Tuesday during the busy …

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NYPD Drone Program Takes To The Skies

New York Police Department chief Terence Monahan has announced the NYPD’s adoption of drone technology. At a press event yesterday, the NYPD unveiled a fleet of 14 drones made up of models from DJI, including the Matrice, the Mavic and the Inspire series. Three scenarios in which drones could make a …

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Can Drone Images Be Used to Identify People? Probably Not, U…

It’s a common science fiction theme that drones and other means of surveillance may someday be used to track individuals, using AI and teams of government officials to identify people from aerial images.  There’s no need to get nervous yet, though – a paper published by two UK-based researchers says …

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