Nowadays in the world there are more and more incidents related to riots in the streets, traffic accidents, emergency situations. And in this regard, the authorities are trying to find new ways to monitor the streets and problem areas without involving a large number of people and to respond more quickly to the situation.
Today UAVs and drones are using for various operations and new sectors began embed these technologies and get a profit that previously could have only been imagined – and the law enforcement sector is not an exception.
From traffic monitoring and public services to helping find missing people in search and rescue operations, border services and police departments have been utilizing UAV technology in life-saving ways. In the near future, this technology can facilitate the work of many departments and will increase security in cities several times, while preserving the lives of both people and law enforcement officials.
Here are five ways how law enforcement departments can use UAVs and drones in their operations:
1. Traffic control
Drones can provide important traffic information on roads, national highways, major traffic accidents, visualizing the magnitude of the accident and its impact on traffic flow. This information can help redirect traffic, as well as help emergency departments that respond to other urgent problems related to accidents, emergencies, prioritize their efforts, making the response as effective as possible.
Drones become indispensable assistants in tasks related to the surveillance of the territory or objects. Places that are difficult to access for police officers or places of emergency accidents can be examined by UAVs at altitude. And also, if it is necessary to monitor moving objects, UAVs and drones make it possible to conduct continuous monitoring with real-time video for quick response by various departments.
3. Rescue missions
UAVs can help law enforcement departments and other emergency responders find missing people. By covering large areas in a short period of time, a UAV can help save a life by locating a person much more quickly than could be accomplished on foot, so that they can get the medical care they need.
4. Public services
During public events and for policing the use of drones is one of the best technologies. UAVs allow you to cover large areas and, if necessary, make face recognition, to prevent emergency situations. The special payloads with AI programs may identify persons who potentially can threaten people around.
5. Border protection
One of the most important tasks for homeland security is the protection of national borders. UAVs and drones equipped with thermal cameras and ability to transmit HD real-time video can operate more than 24 hours and overcome large distances, which are excellent features for tasks related to border protection and monitoring.
In many instances, UAVs can provide law enforcement with that imaging capability much more cheaply than helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft. Helicopters cost millions of dollars to purchase and then you have to hire or train pilots. In contrast, UAVs for law enforcement missions cost less and pilots can be trained in-house for a few thousand dollars more.
Raybird-3 is able to perform complex missions within 24 hours and transmit video in real-time on distance over 120 km, enabling continuously monitor the course of events and to provide timely information to special services and departments.