Many Public Safety entities across the nation have begun to implement and deploy UAV Drones into their operations, and for good reason- instead of sending people into potentially dangerous situations, first-responder teams can now use drones to view and assess increasingly dangerous incidents from a safe distance.
Deployable in as little as a minute, and capable of providing instant video transmissions and secure network streaming, drones can act as a second set of eyes that can be positioned anywhere at a moment’s notice. Monitoring an active situation, finding objects of interest, and gathering evidence requires speed and accuracy. Drones can be deployed in minutes, to immediately and reliably capture high-resolution aerial imagery and data in problematic and hazardous situations.
ConnexiCore’s public safety and security services offer mountable thermal cameras, gas meters, and radiation detectors which extend the capabilities of Police, firefighters, SWAT, search & rescue, EMS and hazmat departments far beyond conventional means. Drones with thermographic capabilities completely change how search and rescue operations are performed; you no longer need cost-prohibitive helicopters or large search parties to find missing people or animals. Vast areas of difficult terrain can be covered in a short amount of time and operations can even continue unimpeded through the night.
ConnexiCore Drone Services provide real-time, secure, aerial intelligence across a wide range of public safety applications from search and rescue operations to emergency and disaster response.
Warrants, raids, barricades, and hostage situations are some of the most dangerous operations for police officers. An aerial perspective can help officers gain critical situational awareness while maintaining a safe standoff distance. ConnexiCore is ideal for providing critical monitoring of any high-risk situation where decisions need to be made quickly, and can remain enabled to stream live multicast video to officers and command posts simultaneously.
Drones are resulting in fewer operators, assistants & pilots having to be in helicopters, often in dangerous situations, just to “get the shot”. As a result of carbon fiber lightweight airframe materials, an aerodynamic body makes a drone ideal for smooth aerial shots. Most animals experience the jungle from the canopy. They don’t experience it the way humans do from the ground. Shooting high-quality aerial video isn’t as simple as hitting the record button, sending your drone up and flying around for a few minutes. The expertise acquired from hundreds of hours of practice, planning and time is required to put together a beautiful, professional standard film.
Effective Search and Rescue operations depend on speed to make all the difference in saving lives. Drones equipped with thermal imaging capability provides rescuers with the means to dramatically accelerate the search for lost or missing persons by highlighting thermal signatures and even detecting them through foliage, smoke and fog.
Drones are rapid launch aerial systems able to go from “stored’ to “active mobile” in just minutes, and are ideal for urgent situations that need a bird’s eye view as quickly as possible. As Rescue efforts transition to Recovery efforts, Drones can be used to create 3-D maps, models and orthomosaics that illustrate exactly where and to what extent an area has been damaged. This information helps governments and municipalities repair and rebuild communities damaged by natural disasters.
Modern police departments are facing numerous challenges, from budget cuts to increasingly sophisticated criminals. Tactical situations have also risen in complexity, along with public expectations to maintain safety for all citizens. Within this environment, modern police forces must remain nimble and responsive in the highly dynamic situations they face. Drones give law enforcement teams broad situational awareness, allowing them to formulate an appropriate response, even in the most complex and testing of environments.
Threat detection is fundamental to saving the lives of public safety officers and protecting civilians when out in the field. With a UAV in each car, every officer can benefit from their own aerial intelligence, giving officers the protection of an aerial surveillance system at times when their views may be otherwise obstructed.
In disaster response situations devastating destruction can make disaster relief challenging. It is so important to direct disaster aid where it is needed most. From forest fires, to hurricanes, from earthquakes to tornados, first responders need to be prepared to quickly assemble a response in the aftermath of a natural disaster. ConnexiCore enables rescue teams to fly before other manned aircraft arrive on scene, quickly assessing damage, locating survivors and providing the intelligence needed to determine where aid is needed most. If maps are created before a disaster, they may even help teams rebuild and re-create the area exactly as it was prior to the disaster.
Sending rescue workers into damaged structures or wreckage piles to search for survivors is often difficult, and more importantly, dangerous. With a Search and Rescue mission underway, the faster your search efforts commence, the better the chance of a successful outcome. Pre-planned flight paths enable the operator to systematically perform a grid search in a given area to ensure no single area is overlooked. Drone videos and high-resolution imagery are automatically saved and geo-tagged for further analysis and potentially used for evidence.