First Security Drone System Startup (Nightingale)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 27, 2015

Governments have used unmanned drones for years, but they have remained the stuff of science fiction in the commercial security market.

Enter Nightingale, a startup aiming to bring drones to commercial security, with automated operation, live and archived video streaming, routine patrols, and high-end features not seen in consumer drones. Here's their marketing video:

Inside this note, we share our findings from speaking with Nightingale, examining this system, its features, functions, and its security application potential.

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