Selected – 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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Florida’s Approved Drone Manufacturers List AIRT

New Research Indicates Florida Government Drone Programs Need More Time to Transition to Blue UAS 95% of agencies surveyed cite “negative impact” in the near term from creation of the Florida Approved Drone Manufacturers list The following is a guest post by Christopher Todd, President of the AUVSI Florida Peninsula …

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BRINC Donates Drones Training to Ukraine

Public safety drone experts BRINC has donated drones and training to pilots in the Ukraine, as an in-depth article in the Washington Post reveals. All images courtesy BRINC Drones, used with permission. For the last several days, the BRINC team has worked just over the Ukrainian border at a secret …

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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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Illegal Drones at Sporting Events: Hidden Level

Hidden Level teams with local police to guard Texas stadiums from illegal drones at sporting events By Jim Magill Sensor system provider Hidden Level has teamed up with the Unmanned Aerial Systems unit of the Arlington, Texas Police department to protect the city’s sports and entertainment district from illegal drone …

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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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