Public Safety – Page 6

DJI and EENA: How to Improve Emergency Response with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2016

In partnership with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), DJI has released a white paper sharing insights and best practices for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in emergency situations. The white paper stems from a yearlong project [Read More]

Sheriff’s Office’s New Drone to Augment SAR for Special-Needs Persons

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

The Somerset County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office has purchased a drone in collaboration with the Project Lifesaver team and Lockheed Martin. The aircraft was funded from the Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Association forfeiture account, consisting of federal monies seized from cooperative investigations [Read More]

Security Intelligence Company Using UAS Wins $50K in Fla. Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 08, 2016

EagleEye Intelligence, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based public safety and security company increasingly using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has been named runner-up in the 2016 VentureTech Showcase in Florida. The Florida Venture Forum and Space Florida announced the two top winners [Read More]

DJI, DroneSAR Launch Search-and-Rescue App for Aerial First Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2016

DJI and Irish tech start-up DroneSAR have announced a new app designed for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) search-and-rescue missions. According to the companies, the app can stream live image and video from a camera (including infared) to an incident command [Read More]

Report Showcases Success of sUAS for Texas Flood Relief

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) were used earlier this year in the aftermath of two Texas floods in Fort Bend County, a major Houston suburb and the 10th most populated county in Texas. A paper, “Two Case Studies and Gaps [Read More]

Oregon Sheriff’s Office Kicks off UAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

A Pendleton, Ore.-area sheriff’s office has launched its new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which will augment missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and emergency management. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) says drones are continuing to help public [Read More]

Ohio Stakeholders Come Together for Advisory Group on UAS in Law Enforcement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the formation of an advisory group tasked with creating a model law enforcement policy for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Ohio Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems will [Read More]

Las Vegas PD Deploys DroneTracker for Presidential Debate Security

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) used a sophisticated system of automated sensors and networked software to detect and identify potential drone threats during the final presidential debate, held Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University [Read More]

Drones Tested in Communications-Denied, Post-Disaster Environment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI), a provider of long-range drones for civilian applications, has successfully tested drone-based wireless communications and real-time mapping for improved hurricane response. During a hurricane-response exercise, the company flew its RS-20 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to [Read More]

From Hobby to Commercial: AMA Forms Partnership for Part 107 Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which serves approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is now offering Part 107 remote pilot test preparation through UAV Ground School (UAVGS). Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation [Read More]