Drones for the Future of Security and Surveillance

Drones for the Future of Security and Surveillance

Speed is of the essence in matters of security, and once again, drones have an advantage over other forms of traditional surveillance and security.

FREMONT, CA: In recent years, drones have emerged as one of the most eye-catching technologies. It has various applications, and experts are looking for new ways to apply the technology in diverse industries. The reducing costs of drones combined with lightweight cameras and state of the art stabilization technology have made it possible to apply the technology for various use cases, including security and surveillance. Drones can be used to monitor a perimeter efficiently and have a high potential for surveillance purposes. Experts believe that the technology could have a significant impact on the contract security personnel market.

Top 10 Unmanned Systems Solution Companies - 2020Communication is vital in every aspect of security. A security event always demands a timely and efficient understanding of all the pertinent details of the assignment and the actions in response to the event. Drones have an undue advantage in these situations. All the details of the event and assigned actions can be uploaded directly via software to the drone for immediate deployment. In the case of an intrusion, a geospatially-enabled video management system (VMS) can automatically inform the drone of the type of event and the exact location of the event via GPS coordinates. Drones can immediately dispatch and fly to the exact event location using pre-defined flight routes or computer vision assisted free flight. Once they arrive at the location, they can interrogate the scene and lock the camera on the intended target and await further instructions. In terms of first response efficiency, this scenario rates incredibly high, as it requires no humans in the loop, and there is limited potential for miscommunication.

Speed is of the essence in matters of security, and once again, drones have an advantage over other forms of traditional surveillance and security. What is a faster medium than flight? Drones offer the luxury of having dispatch commands uploaded automatically via a remote network connection. This gives them a jump on the start gun, versus a traditional incident response over a radio dispatch. Also, a typical surveillance drone has issues matching the running speed of a security officer, if not fly faster. Standard speed specifications for a drone range between 30 to 40 mph. Drones are not constrained by land-based obstacles like trees, cars, and buildings, among others. They can operate at elevations more than enough to overcome challenges posed by the landscape below. Even if constrained to predetermined flight paths, drones still have a significant speed advantage over-responding by foot.

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