Drones assiSt public safety organizations
Public safety agencies of all sizes face a shared challenge; how to ensure the safety of their officers and civilians.
In an emergency, complete visibility and access to real-time information can critically impact the outcome of a situation. And, when it’s a matter of life and death, every second counts. For public safety organizations, drone technology is playing a big part in assisting officers and first responders. Through enhanced aerial visualization, drones provide an increased level of insight and situational awareness that drives efficiency and reduces time in critical situations -- ultimately helping capture criminals and save lives.
Drone Adoption in Public Safety
Early drone use by law enforcement has shown that drones are a very effective and safe workforce multiplier. While the early use of drones by safety applications has been very promising, the upfront investment and overall improvement in effectiveness has been challenged by some. Safety agencies as a practice remove risk from their operations by preparation. With today’s regulatory environment in the U.S., for example, this is a heavy burden. Officers must be pilots; these officer-pilots must be on-site. Additionally commanders and their leadership must also be on site to view the video in time to make life saving decisions. While the benefits of the video perspective of drones has been proven to increase safety, the current operational challenges make it a costly alternative.
Cape Aerial Telepresence Makes Drone Use Safe and Easy
To unlock the benefits of safety and police drones, new technology is required to provide effectively ubiquitous access to the control of the drone and the video produced to it for the experts who need it. Also, the technology needs to be simplified and automated to enable more safety experts to become effective and safe operators of drones. The Cape Drone Telepresence and Data Management system has been proven to deliver these requirements.
Safe Drone Control
The Cape DTDM puts the control of the drones in the hands of the operational experts; firemen, policemen, etc. Further, the DTDM makes the usage of drones safe and easy-to-use by any operator. The Cape team will work with your operational team to train your experts so that the team will be confident about the safe usage of drones. Further with Cape Aerial Telepresence, your experts can participate in the inspection with live streaming from anywhere. Through live drone surveillance footage departments can limit the safety staff needed on site, thus saving time and money. Further, the drone automation capabilities of DTDM increase the safety of the officers and the public by reducing the opportunities for pilot error.. Finally, the Cape App, ensures the safety of your local technician who is supervising the drone flight and maintenance with an intuitive interface that complements the training from Cape’s team of experts.
Cost-Effective Drone Software
With the Cape DTDM, Cape App, and training, your existing safety experts will become your drone operators. Once trained on the Cape drone software, you will have all the skills you need to use drones for routine activities as well as incident response. Utilize the same staff you deploy today on patrol or for incident response to now be your on-site drone technician. Your operational team can join any incident through a secure, dedicated portal from any location saving them significant lost time due to travel. Finally, you will be giving your teams the newest drone technology in operational efficiency which will enable you to attract top talent.
The following are how agencies around the world are using Cape Drone Software technology.
Fire Departments are using drone technology to assist during on scene fire rescue. Aerial visualization and the use of thermal cameras provide fire fighters with valuable data for real-time decisions for the duration of an incident from initiation through file review. On the first notification of the incident, drone aerial visualization of the scene from the command center is key to efficient and safe resource deployment. During the incident, drones give fire fighters the ability to live stream the event happening in real time. Fire rescue drones provides invaluable data on the progress towards containment. Following the incident, period aerial inspections are useful for hotspot detection and final reporting. Overall, safety is greatly enhanced by more precise decision making on the deployment of human and machine resources and by the inclusion of experts remotely.
Drone Aerial support greatly enhances the productivity and safety of law enforcement personnel for both routine patrols and incident response. Routine police patrols with remote drone visualization from the command center efficiently identify suspect activity which can be used to precisely direct officers to investigate further. Drones have been used successfully as the first responder on the scene for incident response to provide the shift commanders with powerful visual intel that can reduce response time, increase public and officer safety, and ensure that the proper resources can have an aerial view of the scene. The efficiency enhancements realizable by incorporating drones as a force multiplier for police departments means that officers will have more time to spend serving their community.
Security personnel within network & security operations centers monitor multiple sources of data to safeguard valuable assets and sensitive areas, from static camera feeds to radio calls from officers on patrol. The most powerful tools at the disposal of personnel in a NOC, are live video feeds. Without leaving the NOC, security personnel are able to tap into the live feed of any Cape-enabled drone assigned to the area or asset that they are monitoring and take active control of the drone or its camera, whether to conduct regular patrols or respond to potential incidents, breaches, or threats. Rather than installing more cameras or putting more officers and vehicles on the ground, the use of Cape-enabled drones instantly upgrades the coverage area that your personnel can effectively monitor and the speed of response.