Public Safety Drones

August, 2017

6 Ways Public Safety Drones Work Better For Everyone

Public Safety Drones are becoming an indispensable part of our society, and local police and fire departments are using them more all the time. Their unique abilities offer first responders a new way to help the public and make sure that communities are kept as safe as possible.

Public safety drones can help police and fire personnel to find lost people, and also inspect areas that would be too dangerous otherwise. Fire department drone policy can help protect lives, both for the victims of a fire, and the firefighters themselves.

Drones are a natural fit for law enforcement agencies, and they have already been used to make a difference in communities all over the United States. While many people think of privacy issues when it comes to drones, they are capable of doing many jobs that protect us all. Here are a six ways that drones make our communities safer places for us all. Here is the infographic regarding public safety drones.

1, Police Search and Rescue

Drones can be a huge help to local police departments that don’t always have the personnel they need to conduct effective search and rescue operations. Before drones hit the scene, police were limited to using large amounts of time and energy manually searching for people that had gone missing.

When it comes to wooded or urban areas, finding a wandering Alzheimer’s patient is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Today drones like the DJI Matrice 200 give public safety officers new ways to conduct search and rescue missions and cover ground like never before.

In addition to being able to cover miles of ground in minutes, drones can be outfitted with cameras like the Zenmuse Z30 or Zenmuse XT cameras. The latter of the two is designed with state of the art FLIR infrared sensing system, so finding a person is very easy no matter where they are.

DJI Matrice 200 Public Safety Drones
DJI MATRICE 200 Public Safety Drones

2, Police Documenting Crime and Accident Scenes

Investigating crimes and accidents is a big part of what public safety personnel does. Drones make this important area of work a lot faster and offer perspectives that can shed insight into the events under investigation.

Because drones can take pictures and videos from nearly unlimited angles, they make a perfect tool for forensic units. Instead of being limited by manned cameras, drones allow investigators to explore areas in new ways.

The costs involved are minimal, and the benefits that public safety officers can realize are substantial. Once time savings are taken into account, public safety drones may reduce the overall cost of investigating the scene of a crime or accident, to say nothing of the capabilities they offer.

3, Police Monitoring Crowds

Let’s face it, where there is a big crowd of people, it can be tricky to keep an eye on them. Drones give police the ability to maintain an eye on large groups of people, and not have to worry about getting in harm’s way.
This is especially important when the crowd isn’t behaving well, and police have to put their lives at risk to monitor the situation. Let’s face it, where there is a big crowd of people, it can be tricky to keep an eye on them.
Drones give police the ability to maintain an eye on large groups of people, and not have to worry about getting in harm’s way. This is especially important when the crowd isn’t behaving well, and police have to put their lives at risk to monitor the situation. 

DJI MATRICE 200 Public Safety Drones Crowd Control
DJI Publice Safety Drones Natural Disasters

4, Police Assessing Natural Disasters

When drones are used for public safety, everyone wins. Natural disasters stretch public safety personnel to the max, and public safety drones make it possible to do a lot more in far less time. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires create havoc in communities that most people would rather not imagine.

But for police, these nightmare scenarios are challenges to be met with valor. When it comes to inspecting large areas rapidly or finding survivors, drones give community heroes valuable tools that have already saved many lives

5, Fire Management

Sometimes fires just can’t be extinguished, and need to be managed before they can be eliminated. Drones give firefighters new ways to watch out-of-control blazes, and not put anyone at risk of death or injury.

It takes years to train a firefighter, and risking their lives unnecessarily is just unacceptable. Drones help us to save the lives of both firefighters and community members, and all at a low cost. 

DJI INSPIRE 2 Fire Management Public Safety Drones
DJI ZENMUSE FireFighting Crew Public Safety Drones

6, Fire Investigation

Public Safety Drones used for firefighting make a big difference. And when it comes to investigating the causes of the fire, they can be of help too.

Buildings can be severely damaged by fire, and drones allow investigators to get a close look at areas that could be dangerous to access otherwise. This saves a lot of time and also keeps people safe from the risks that exist in burned-out structures. 

Let MetroUAV Help!

If you are interested in knowing more about how drones can help your community, we are glad to talk to you. Here at MetroUAV, we specialize in drones based imaging and have decades of experience in aerial photographic technology.

The changes that drones are creating are amazing, and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We can be reached at (586) 232-5384, or contacted online here.

MetroUAV is the DJI Enterprise Dealer for the state of Michigan. Please contact us today for all your drone needs!

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