The biggest challenge that our modern society is facing is with the capabilities of different states to ensure that their various constituencies are safe against new threats that may arise. However, security and surveillance happen to be at the forefront of every organization and nations, thereby the need to increase the demands for gathering tools such as drones.
Threats are gradually spreading quickly, which also means the tools that are used to keep us safe also needs to change quickly, so as to protect the lives of citizens and our infrastructures better. Drones which are commonly called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were used mainly by law enforcement agents in the past, but presently it is now widely used by other agencies or fields like the; firefighting agency, border control, policies operations, security agencies, and etc.
The firefighters not only need to fight fires but also time, they need to act really fast so as to ensure that the scene of the fire is secured and also to prevent any further spread of the fire. The UAVs are really flexible and also fast enough for one operator to be able to obtain a quick and clear view of the scene of the incident which enables the rescue teams to conduct and coordinate their operations instantly, with recent happenings around the environment and also the risk involved.
Power is provided to the drone through the ground station, which allows the station to be monitored continuously as it progresses. The cameras are located on the drones allows the firefighters to track the progress of the fire and also to keep check of the team members, maintain a proper view of the location of the teams and also to help secure proper safety for the firefighter teams.
Search and Rescue missions
Using drones, critical situations can be observed from different angles that were never possible before. They are also able to see things and do things that humans or traditional aircraft are not able to do; like in the case of search and rescue.
Furthermore, drones can also collect GPS coordinates, real-time videos, and images of damages done, etc helping the first responders to have full control over the mission while moving around mountains and rivers. In the case of powerful floods and earthquakes, data can as well be collected using operational intelligence to exactly where the landscape has shifted.
These drones are really effective and can act as surveillance and police security, of any large group of people at any major events which can allow for easy access of situations to be viewed from high, and also monitor the environment for any suspicious activities or accidents and send back any information to public safety officials, who can send in manpower if needed, thereby ensuring the safety of the public.
Although using drones for public safety is still at the very start, drones are becoming a more useful technology used for the purpose of saving lives and securities. Most public safety organizations are working hard to ensure that lawmakers understand the importance of drones to the safety of the public.
They are fighting to save lives, prevent injuries and reducing economic damage, thereby providing the public safety organizations access to latest drone safety technology.
If you are monitoring a large event and are trying to prevent any incident or want to monitor the event even without being noticed, then the UAV can be of great help and also assure the safety of the crowd.