Drones are no longer a thing of Sci-Fi movies. They are becoming part of our skylines, and they are here to stay. From military operations, first responder support, agricultural applications, filmmaking, to border security we are seeing these unmanned vehicles taking center stage. Manufacturers are making these tools, once limited to military applications, more accessible for other enterprises.
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs) have a special place in public safety operations. Their small size, low operational costs, high quality sensors, and almost unlimited potential, make these machines an attractive and logical alternative to the much higher cost, and labor-intensive, use of manned aircrafts. It is not uncommon these days to see a SUAV supporting a police operation or surveillance mission over an ‘area of interest’ in a busy metropolitan area. Fire Departments around the world are also employing these devices to gain the most advantageous point of view during their response to an incident, by providing pertinent data of the fire below. Search and Rescue operations have also benefited from SUAV´s by minimizing the risks, once assumed by a rescuer, in the search of a victim in a precarious location, like a cliff or contaminated area. Specialized software can also provide real-time analysis of victims’ locations, health status, and survival needs.
A SUAV, coupled with capable, well trained operators can be a powerful tool to enhance your readiness posture and maximize your personnel effectiveness by minimizing risk and proving an advantage in emergency situations.
At JohnsTek Inc. we can help you and your organization step up the game with our SUAV solutions. Our offerings are designed to fit any type of public safety application and our training curriculums will ensure success in the implementation of your Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program. Contact us today to discuss your needs and our experts will guide you in the selection of the tool that best fits your needs.
Author: Jaime Vila @JTI_JVila (Twitter)
Jaime Vila is the General Manager for JohnsTek LATAM.