Show Report: Drones + Physical Security

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Aug 16, 2013

Drones are all over the press, both good and bad, for their use around the world. Given their surveillance abilities, it would seem a natural fit for physical security. However, so far, this is not happening.

We went to the annual AUVSI 'drone' trade show, and learned about integrating drones into physical security and the keys to a good aerial video platform. The key findings we explain inside are:

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Comments (5)

Hi Carlton, interesting stuff & good summary.

I need to know for helping the local DEA agency here in Indonesia but they ain't got so much budget but they need something like the cheaper version $499, for aerial surveillance before a drug bust.

Does it send video wirelessly to the ground? Do you have the company's name that sell that if you don't have the technical details?

Thanks for the feedback. I don't think that model sent video back to the ground. I have a couple notes on that booth, but I don't have them on me at the moment. As soon as I have my notebook in hand, I'll get that info to you.

Carlton,

Interestingly enough we have been involved in 2 different projects where unmanned aircraft were used by the FBI and Homeland Security for special events. These UAV's did have video transmitted back to a mobile comand center. We have multiple city agencies that have helicpters equipped with transmission systems that send video back to a central command center as well. Great post. I think we will see more and more of this in the next couple of years.

Jason Glover

Genetec

Interesting article.

Concepts for tethered UAVs might address the persistence and altitude issues, although cost, safety, and liability issues remain open questions.

The tether supports power and bidirectional communications, but detracts from stealthiness.

Militarized examples include:

IAI ‘Electric Tethered Observation Platform’

Sky Sapience ‘HoverMast’

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