Centennial, Colo.-based CompassDrone has unveiled a comprehensive drone-based mapping program designed specifically for public safety applications.
According to the company, the Complete Incident Response Recovery Unmanned Aerial System (CIRRUAS) program is designed primarily for accident reconstruction and crime scene mapping but is also applicable for search and rescue and reconnaissance missions.
“CIRRUAS was designed by law enforcement for law enforcement to meet their unique mapping and data collection needs,” says CompassDrone’s vice president, Hayden Howard. “The result is a complete drone program comprising all the hardware, software and training they need to deploy drones in their daily operations.”
The company says the CIRRUAS package contains everything needed for public safety personnel to quickly and accurately map an accident or crime scene for 3D reconstruction or evidence preservation purposes. Different CIRRUAS packages are offered, but each contains multiple DJI drones, software and Part 107 commercial flight training.
“We designed CIRRUAS to make data collection safer, faster and more accurate for public safety officers,” adds Howard. “The program is an affordable, all-inclusive solution for mapping with unmanned aerial systems.”
The Elbert County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department is among the first to participate in the program. The department’s Lt. Patrick Cillo says, “It’s an extremely comprehensive program.”
Howard adds, “The DJI drones selected for this package capture imagery of sufficient quality for the 3D photogrammetric mapping required for accident reconstruction and crime scene visualization. Every CIRRUAS package is backed up with ongoing technical and applications support by CompassDrone personnel.”