A Brussels-based UAV firm is offering clients a new level of property surveillance – intelligence from the sky.
EagleEye Systems is deploying a new stable of products using a type of artificial intelligence module to keep a specific area secure or monitor pipelines or other infrastructure.
EagleEye officials point out that while UAV surveillance and monitoring is on the rise, the new technology is not without its pitfalls — video and control links can be hacked, allowing anyone to see the images produced by a patrolling drone. Also, some systems may not produce stable images for monitoring due to poor gyros. “Most UAV systems lack ability to simultaneously stream real time, encrypted observation data to multiple ground stations, precluding real time corroboration by experts,” the company stated in a report.
The company uses what it says are advanced security and encryption protocols that link drone base stations with the UAVs in a cloud-enabled environment. The UAVs and operators can access live resources stored on the cloud. Accessible information can come from previous flights, or from stored data that can be retrieved and processed real time.
It allows authorized access to live or stored data anywhere from anywhere, leveraging remote knowledge that does not need to be collocated to the flight crews and the UAVs. “This unique capability is very valuable for such things as in-flight modification of mission parameters based on real time data assessment and environmental factors significantly improving efficiencies,” a company spokesperson stated.
Users can define data-acquisition missions to automatically take place within specific boundaries and the EagleEye UAVs can autonomously conduct analysis and reporting with real-time data from gyro-stabilized cameras and sensors.
“It is also possible to have the UAV automatically decide where to focus the observation based on object recognition and adapting the observation distance depending on environmental factors such as fog or wind,” the company stated.
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