Germany-based Skysense, which provides an autonomous drone charging solution, is finding success in its partnerships with Avansig, a Spanish information and communication technology developer, and Prosegur, a global security company also based in Spain.
According to Skysense, its solution eliminates eliminates the need for battery removal or manual charging when a drone battery runs out.
Prosegur’s surveillance drone can execute its own patrol route and land itself on Skysense’s charging pad. During surveillance patrols, the drone records and streams real-time video and sends alerts to the security central station when potential security threats or breaches are discovered.
Avansig’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) incorporates closed-circuit television and Skysense’s autonomous drone charging technology.
“Drones work best in surveillance applications and are more cost-effective,” says David Trillo, CEO of Avansig. “You don’t need to install so many cameras, which reduces the cost.”
Eliminating the need for extra personnel, the drone’s ability to dock and recharge itself is another cost-reduction benefit.
“We realized we needed a charging partner at the beginning of the project because we want the drone to work completely unattended,” Trillo explains. “We were in contact with other companies, but we chose Skysense because we felt that their solution was more mature. It works, it’s reliable and it’s simple. Also, the charging time is short.”