Safety and Security

Public Safety Drone Market Strong: BRINC Scores $25 M

BRINC, an emerging leader in the public safety drone market, has announced a $25 million Series A funding round.  Financing was led by Index Ventures with participation from Sam Altman, Tusk Venture Partners, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures, Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Patrick Spence, Alex Wang, and former Acting Secretary …

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Drone in a box startup Dronehub strikes deal with property s…

Source: Dronehub Polish autonomous drone startup Dronehub is teaming up with European property monitoring company RCS Engineering to develop a security system that marries security-detection and drone tech. With the new integration, RCS’s breach detection software would trigger autonomous drones to respond to property invasion incidents, reducing the cost of …

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Crash Site Investigation with Drones an Insider’s Look DRONE…

Crash site investigation with drones has emerged as a leading application for unmanned systems in public safety.  Gathering data that can be used by investigators in a courtroom, however, requires careful mission planning.  Here, sUAS expert and industry figure Douglas Spotted Eagle of Sundance Media provides a detailed insider’s view …

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Data Privacy for DJI Drones: Expanding Protection for Custom…

Amid ongoing trade tensions between China and the U.S. that has led to concerns about data privacy for DJI drones, DJI continues to enhance the security of their platform.  Today,  DJI announced that they would make Local Data Mode – a feature that eliminates entirely the need for internet connectivity, completely …

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Autel Drones Manufactured in the U.S.

Today’s announcement about Autel Enterprise Made in USA EVO II Dual Bundles – Autel drones manufactured in U.S. – signals a significant drone industry trend.  “Made in America” now has new importance for the drone industry: and a more specific meaning. Autel‘s EVO II has been a compelling competitor to …

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Enabling Public Safety Drone Programs

DAVID HOLT / CC BY-SA Last week, at the FAA UAS Symposium, the FAA unveiled the new Public Safety Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waiver for first responders.  The Tactical BVLOS waiver provides public safety professionals with permission to fly beyond visual line of sight when it counts most …

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Ambulance Drones: EHang Joins Ambular DRONELIFE

EHang Holdings has announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project to design the ultimate emergency vehicles: ambulance drones.  “Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and …

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A Small U.S. Town Offers a Case Study

image: Adorama Business Solutions Law enforcement drones are a new, and sometimes controversial, tool for public safety agencies.  With the increasing need for social distancing and the usual budgetary stressors, local police departments are being forced to do more with less manpower.  The town of Linn, Wisconsin worked with a …

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