Public Safety Drones

Essex Police Share What They’ve Learned

There are tremendous benefits realized from using drones in law enforcement: in a good program, drones enhance safety for both officers and the community.  Now, early adopters of drones in law enforcement are able to share their results and help other departments get started.  In the U.K., the Essex Police …

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Drones for this Hurricane Season: Getting States Ready

image: public domain As Isaias approaches Florida, states are getting serious about using drones for this hurricane season.  In a webinar hosted by AUVSI NC, a panel of experts gave their best advice to state agencies preparing to use UAV for hurricane response. Drones play a crucial role in allowing …

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EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires [VID…

EHang has had a great year.  Now, the world’s leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone. EHang’s firefighting drone, the EHang 216F, is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. …

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Police Using Drones: DRONERESPONDERS Releases Principles on …

Are emergency services agencies and police using drones in the best way to serve communities?  It’s a tricky question, and one at the forefront in the drone industry.  As technology like facial recognition develops, communities are concerned with the expansion of drones in public agencies – creating a difficult environment …

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Public Safety Drone Survey Addresses COVID, Data Security

File photo   A groundbreaking survey of public safety agencies reveals new data about the use of drones during the COVID crisis and data security concerns surrounding their current UAV programs. Commissioned by the non-profit Airborne Incident Response Team in conjunction with its parent group DRONERESPONDERS, the study surveyed 300 …

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Parrot, DroneSense Partner on Public-safety Drone Software

Source: DroneSense Public-safety drone software provider DroneSense and French UAV giant Parrot are soaring into a new corporate partnership. The agreement will marry Parrot’s ANAFI quadcopter with the full suite of DroneSense capabilities with a focus on the public-safety/first-responder drone market. The Texas startup’s platform is an out-of-the-box solution for …

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Using Drones to Monitor Social Distancing is Now a Thing – i…

image: public domain News and Commentary.  Drones equipped with loudspeaker systems are now being commonly used in the Covid-19 crisis to monitor communities for compliance to public safety orders – but some readers complain that being watched by police from the air is just plain “creepy.” The FAA says it …

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New Report Suggests Public-Safety Drone Pilots Need More Tra…

Courtesy of DRONERESPONDERS The growth of public-safety drones may be grounded before it can soar unless the industry makes key changes. That’s the conclusion of a report released last week by DRONERESPONDERS. The alliance, billed as “the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS,” released Public Safety UAS …

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