Selected – Safety and Security

Avy’s Launches Drone Response Network:

Avy Launches World’s First Drone Response Network by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Dutch aviation technology pioneer Avy has launched the first Drone Response Network to combine docking stations with autonomous aircraft that possess vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The network’s implementation provides ‘drone coverage’ within a certain …

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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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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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Drones for Police Motorcycles Equipped with Drones

This week at AUVSI’s Xponential 2020, public safety personnel from all over the globe joined the co-located DRONERESPONDERS public safety programs; discussing drones for police, fire, federal agencies and public safety.  Stories from the international community revealed the wide variety of use cases and implementations for sUAS in the sector.  Sgt. …

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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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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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The Ban on Chinese Drones %

The trade war is heating up – and it could mean a ban on Chinese drones.  Part 1 of a 2 Part Series taking a deeper look at what’s happening. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As the war against China-owned technology companies heats up, some federal lawmakers have set …

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ANAFI USA Targets DJI: the Newest Parrot Drone for Law Enfor…

Parrot‘s newest drone targets DJI directly on their most vulnerable point: data security rumors that just can’t be quelled. The ANAFI USA offers a compelling alternative: a U.S.-manufactured, rugged and feature-loaded system at a reasonable pricepoint.  While Parrot is currently the world’s #2 drone manufacturer, the company is not afraid …

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