What Are The Best Drone Packages for Public Safety Uses?

The best drone packages for your public safety program depend on your primary usage scenarios. A common public safety use case that drones are ideally suited for is Search and Rescue. SAR operations can be very time-consuming and difficult for teams on the ground to efficiently cover large areas in their search for lost, injured, or distressed individuals. In contrast, drones can quickly cover large areas faster and more efficiently with the use of thermal cameras to locate the subjects and assess their status. Drones can be used to send actionable data regarding location and the environmental conditions back to the ground crew to ensure the right kind of help arrives as quickly as possible.

 

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How Can Law Enforcement Agencies Use Drones?

Law enforcement agencies are putting drones to use in various ways, including crime scene mapping and crowd monitoring. Drones equipped with zoom cameras can scan a large crowd from above to get the whole scene while offering the flexibility to zoom in to pick up minute details such as individual faces, logos on a backpack, etc. Object tracking features allow the drone to keep tabs on suspicious characters moving through the crowds. Drones also greatly enhance crime scene reporting and evidence collections, as comprehensive and detailed aerial mapping can help reveal details of a crime, or help understand the sequence of events in a vehicular accident.

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How Can First Responders Use Drones?

Public safety agencies have come to rely on drones for missions of all kinds - to accomplish tasks that would otherwise be impossible without them. Drones afford an aerial perspective and other advanced capabilities that Police, Fire, SAR teams and other Public Safety and First Responders can benefit from. When every moment counts, search and rescue drones can fly to cover large areas that would take much longer for ground teams to cover, and can access areas too dangerous for manned aircraft. Thermal cameras from companies such as FLIR and DJI can be used to easily pick out individuals from among the terrain based on heat signature- even at night, dense foliage, or foggy conditions.

Drones help firefighters to monitor a fire scene, allowing them to get the entire picture from above in a way not possible from the ground. Operators can use thermal cameras to locate and monitor hotspots and direct crews in fighting any ongoing blaze more safely and efficiently. In addition, thermal cameras offer the added advantage of being able to “see” through the smoke or in poor lighting conditions.

In the event that bridges or roads become impassable, drones can continue to provide emergency workers with vital information they need to locate survivors and bring aid in a timely manner. Drones can be used to deliver life saving supplies such as food, water, radios, or more. Aerial mapping capability is also a critical asset for post disaster reconstruction efforts.

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What Public Safety Drone Technologies and Packages Are Available?

Among the top choices for public safety agencies for a drone that will meet their needs is the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. The M300 offers advanced AI features, including 6 Directional Sensing & Positioning for unparalleled functionality and safety. This aircraft can achieve up to 55 minutes of flight time, and has an IP45 rating, making it rugged and durable enough to withstand even the most demanding environments. Pair this aircraft with the Zenmuse H20T to get all the information you need in a single payload. The H20T combines a radiometric thermal sensor, 23x optical zoom camera and a laser range finder for unparalleled flexibility in collecting actionable data.

For a limited time, each M300 RTK purchase includes a free one day in-person training session at your location. One of our experienced trainers will travel to you to help get you started using the M300 safely and efficiently.

The DJI Matrice 200 V2, equipped with dual self-heating batteries, also makes a star combination for public safety work. This equipment allows the Matrice 200 to function reliably, even in sub-zero temperatures. With its weather resistance capability and intelligent obstacle avoidance features, the Matrice 200 V2 is a rugged workhorse able to meet the demands of public safety operations. With a wide variety of compatible payloads such as the Zenmuse Z30 30x optical zoom camera, the FLIR Vue TZ20 Dual Thermal Zoom Payload, or the XT2 Thermal/Visible camera, the M200 V2 has the imaging flexibility for any mission.

The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is the industry standard for compact, all in one aerial solutions. Boasting a 48MP visible sensor, a 640 x 512 radiometric thermal sensor, and RTK compatibility, the M2EA is hard to beat. With the added flexibility of the optional attachable speaker, beacon and spotlight, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is uniquely positioned to benefit public safety operations. To complement this, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced also offers a great portable frame, and numerous intelligent flight features needed for successful mission management. DSLRPros currently offer Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced fleet bundles, which include two aircrafts, and come with a complimentary day of in person training at your location. Check out DSLRPros’ selection of public safety drone packages below to discover which one best fits your agency’s needs and budget.

The DSLRPros team have extensive experience working with hundreds of municipalities, state, and government agencies over the past decade in developing aerial solutions and drone programs that improve public safety.

This experience working with public safety agencies means our team is truly knowledgeable about what it takes to initiate, operate, and maintain a successful drone program. We can help you through the process of selecting your core fleet, training your operators, getting the necessary certifications, complying with regulations, and establishing good record-keeping practices. Our knowledge on the different hardware and software packages on the market means we can help you make the most effective decisions to get the right aircraft for your public safety missions. Let your department benefit from DSLRPros’ expertise. For more information, click here to get in touch with us. You can also call us at (877) 299-1075, Mon - Fri at 7 AM - 5PM PST.

FLIR Vue TZ20 - A Powerful Tool For Search and Rescue

The dual-Boson® FLIR Vue® TZ20 plug-and-play payload is designed to improve mission success and allows for full integration with the DJI Matrice 200 V2 series and Matrice 300 airframes. This system provides a wide 95-degree field of view for maximum situational awareness and a narrow 18-degree field of view to put more pixels on target when needed. With 20X zoom capabilities, the FLIR Vue TZ20 allows drone pilots from the public sectors to gain field of view flexibility at higher altitudes for improved image detail and magnification to assess the situation and make critical decisions effectively.

DSLRPros Training Program - Del Valle Training Center

DSLRPros offers a wide variety of use cases and scenarios for public safety agencies. These include search and rescue missions, firefighting operations, police work and crime scene investigations. Through our training programs, DSLRPros aims to promote drones as an alternative tool to help public safety personnel do their jobs efficiently, without endangering themselves - allowing them to save more lives in the process.

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DSLRPros sponsored a large-scale training event at the Del Valle Training Center in Los Angeles County. See how public safety agencies from Southern California and beyond learned how to leverage UAS technology to save lives and property in emergency scenarios.

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Our police officers often work within challenging time constraints and are at the frontlines, often risking their lives for the mission. Drones provide a critical aerial vantage point to efficiently direct police resources and limit officers’ safety risks.

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