How Can The DJI Matrice 300 RTK Help Law Enforcement?
The Pinpoint and Smart Track features are of particular relevance to law enforcement.
With the Pinpoint feature, you can quickly mark objects on the camera or map by tapping it once. Advanced sensor fusion algorithms then instantly calculate their coordinates, which are displayed as an augmented reality (AR) marker. The subject’s location is automatically transmitted to another remote controller or online platforms such as DJI FlightHub. This could be very useful in search and rescue operations.
Smart Track can help police to identify and track moving objects. So if there's a suspect on the run, either on foot or in a car, the dynamic location coordinates being sent back constantly to the operator can facilitate apprehension.
Furthermore, dual control functionality allows more than one police officer to control the drone allowing greater flexibility during critical missions. The Matrice 300 also has an Automatic Obstacle Avoidance system that enables it to detect and avoid collisions. Overall, the Matrice 300 can greatly help any police department looking for a reliable drone solution.
Unlike consumer drones, the M300 is a particularly versatile craft in part due to its ability to change payloads. The M300 has the ability to carry one, two, or even three different payloads simultaneously. What this means is that law enforcement officers are able to utilize various technologies as needed, when they would otherwise be limited to just a traditional visible camera in many other situations.
An excellent payload configuration for law enforcement is the DJI Zenmuse H20 paired with the Wingsland Z15 spotlight. The H20 has incredible optics, sporting a 23× hybrid optical zoom, 200× max zoom. If that weren't enough the payload features a separate wide angle camera and a laser rangefinder, which is used to measure the distance between the aircraft and an object. The Zenmuse Z15 spotlight is a great combination for the H20, as it provides for a large amount of illumination from above, enabling night time operations.
One of the most valuable tools in a law enforcement drone is a thermal camera. Thermal imaging technology captures heat signatures, which can be used to track down criminals in hiding or even find lost children or pets. Thermal imaging is an excellent tool to use during night. time operations, when a visible camera would be unable to provide any images. Unlike traditional night vision technology that uses light amplification, thermal imaging technology allows police officers to see through smoke, fog, and other obscurants.
As you can imagine, having a thermal camera on a police drone can be an invaluable tool in a number of different situations. This is why most of the drones featured on this list have the ability to use thermal imaging technology. What makes the M300 the best drone with thermal abilities on our list, is the variety and quality of thermal options available. The DJI H20T features all of the capabilities of the H20, but with an added fourth sensor being a high quality radiometric thermal sensor.
The FLIR Vue TZ20 is another thermal payload suitable for law enforcement use, with a very unique capability. The TZ20 stands for "Thermal Zoom, 20" which indicates its ability to provide up to a 20x thermal zoom capability with the use of two separate thermal sensors, each featuring a lens of different focal length. This allows for an extreme amount of clarity in the thermal image, even at the longest end of the zoom range. Pairing the TZ20 with the H20 is a powerful and cost effective payload combination, giving the M300 the absolute best of both thermal and visible imaging capabilities.
This strong payload combination is featured in DSLRPros' purpose built M300 Ultimate Police Drone Package.
Currently, the M300 RTK is a top-of-the-line flagship model when it comes to sheer power and flexibility. While it's not the lightest or most portable drone, it still manages to outperform its competitors. If portability and weight are among your primary concerns, you might want to consider the other models in this list.
For law enforcement agencies who do wish to take advantage of the power and flexibility of the M300 for their law enforcement operations, our team at DSLRPros has you covered. The Matrice 300 Ultimate Police Drone package includes the M300 RTK drone and all the accessories your team needs to conduct law enforcement operations. In addition, for a limited time only, your team will also receive one free day of training at your location for each purchase of the M300 RTK - ensuring your team makes the most of this drone from day one.