Guest post by Dan Eylon, Skytech Systems —
Remote Piloted Airborne Systems (RPAS), more commonly known as drones, are a “must have” for emergency management and law enforcement activities.
As support tools, these assets lead to quicker and more efficient interventions, offer enhanced situational information and provide direct support to first responders.
Using these assets, require operational and ownership parameters to be considered. In other words, although, Drones are very attractive and important for Emergency and Law Enforcement activities,
The requirements and activities associated with choosing and operating the right system for each mission, is a process requiring professional and well-trained man-power, in addition to owning the appropriate hardware and software.
Following issues have to addressed for each mission:
- Mission mode, profile, plan
- Operation mode for Drone and payload
- Operator capabilities and skill level
- Log book
- Data storage and retrieval
As a result, the use of Drone Systems is limited to those that fully control and own the above-mentioned assets and skills.
Drone services companies can make life easier for every law enforcement and emergency agency by providing “Power by the Hour” services. The above-mentioned headaches will be handled by services company and the net data is provided in real-time to those that request it.
You can find the full paper, Law Enforcement Drones – Applications and Ownership here.