The Parrot ANAFI USA drone is the ideal drone for public safety missions. It can be quickly deployed in emergency situations due to its portability and tiny size, and its high-resolution camera captures clear photographs of any event. A powerful thermal imaging camera on the ANAFI can find heat sources in locations that are challenging to access. It is therefore a perfect tool for use in search and rescue missions, firefighting, and other emergency scenarios.
The ANAFI's cost is one of the features that public safety organizations find most appealing. The ANAFI is a particularly smart investment for rescue missions because it has a lower price point than many of the other drones on this list. It could be viewed as a consumable with a quick amortization of loss. This makes ANAFIs a far more cost-effective option because agencies could buy numerous units for the price of one drone from another manufacturer. This is especially relevant in difficult circumstances where the drone could crash or sustain damage.
In addition to being more affordable than other drones in its class, the ANAFI also performs better. The ANAFI is a dual imaging drone, like some ofther models on this list, with a visual camera and a thermal sensor.
With its excellent specifications, each camera system has a lot to offer individuals involved in public safety.
With a 32x zoom, the twin optical 4k camera system is amazing. This enables the ANAFI to capture precise, up-close photos of distant things. Even in challenging lighting circumstances, the photos are solid and crisp thanks to the 3-axis hybrid stabilization mechanism.
Automatic focus transitions between wide-angle (1x to 5x) and telephoto (5x to 32x) cameras ensure continuous zoom. This makes it simple to keep on target while still being able to record amazing details.
Parrot claims to be able to read a license plate at a distance of 130 meters, which is an astounding accomplishment.
The drone can zoom five times in 4K-UHD (3840x2160 pixels), ten times in Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), and fifteen times in HD with the ANAFI USA optical unit (1280x720 pixels). Additionally, ANAFI USA can still provide 27x zoom in DVD quality (720x480 pixels).
Because of this, the ANAFI is a fantastic option for public safety applications that demand high-quality photos and videos. Furthermore, the ANAFI's FLIR Boson 320 60 hz thermal imaging camera has the ability to detect heat sources in inaccessible places. For search and rescue missions, battling fires, and other emergency circumstances, this is an invaluable tool.
One thing a public safety drone can't be is fragile. With this tough drone, that is not an issue. The polyamid-based ANAI USA is streamlined with hollow glass beads and carbon fiber reinforcement. The covers have lateral vents that protect the motors from sand, rain, and dust. This keeps the drone operable in challenging circumstances, whether dry or wet.
The fact that the ANAFI USA is built in the USA and complies with the NDAA is a significant aspect that distinguishes it from other products on our list. deThe Government edition has earned Blue sUAS designation. This makes it a great option for applications in public safety that need a high level of security, with top level security features like SD-Card AES-XTS encryption with a 512 bit key. This guarantees data security even if the drone ends up in the wrong hands.
The ANAF USA also has a "Zero data shared by default"policy. This means that a gencies can be confident that their data is protected.
These reasons and more are why ANAFI is the drone of choice for public safety organizations all around the world.
The Most Important Tool
Of all the drones on this list, the most important piece of a successful drone program isn't hardware. It's proper training. The best equipment in the world has no value in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use it. Especially in the life and death situations many public safety agencies face.
If your department is just getting started with drones, it may be helpful to look into public safety drone training programs. Not only does proper training allow for the most efficient and safe use of the drones, it also is one of the best ways to protect a costly investment. Without training on these highly specialized pieces of equipment by an expert pilot with years of experience in public safety scenarios, it's nearly impossible to leverage the full potential of these incredible tools.
For that reason, DSLRPros organized a major training event on public safety drones in Los Angeles County during the summer of 2021. Local public safety agencies learned how to use drone technology in different emergency scenarios by getting hands-on experience.
Drones were used to examine Haz-Mat spills, and participants also discussed ways to integrate drones into the emergency response to car accidents and to help search for missing persons in large areas using drones.
It was a valuable training event as participants learned how to maximize drone technology in emergency or life-threatening situations.
DSLRPros believes strongly in the value of proper training. This is why many of our products include a free day of in-person training at your location. There is no better way to familiarize yourself with your new tools than with hands-on training using your exact equipment at your location.