At the recent GSX conference in Las Vegas, tether-drone firm Hoverfly Technologies unveiled the LIVESKY SENTRY UAV solution aimed at the security sector.
The company describes the system as a “multiplier to augment labor costs by allowing control of multiple tethered drones from a single security operations center.”
“We listened to the voice of the customer and designed a true enterprise level solution. Our system can remotely control multiple drones from any security operations center using simple to operate cloud-based software. This makes SENTRY a cost-effective autonomous patrol drone as it hovers high above the scene providing actionable intelligence below and expanding the outer layer of security” Senior Vice President of System Solutions Lew Pincus said.
The LIVESKY SENTRY is configured with Hoverfly’s new SkyBox and cloud-based remote operating software and ships with three design configurations to meet most outdoor security requirements. SkyBox can be mounted on rooftops, in the back of pick-up trucks or unmounted using the tether kit as its landing nest. The SENTRY enterprise system can be programmed to simultaneously control multiple drones in any number of locations with the click of a mouse.
In addition, the system is designed to meet IP-54 weather resistant standards and is equipped with a gimble for swapping payloads. Other features include RF secure 1080p video and data over the tether for jam-proof operation, pilot-less 5-button control, and precision landing.
The company’s solutions operate in defense, security, public safety, sports, media, and large areas where reliability and durability are paramount. The drones can fly for hours, days and weeks at a time using mobile/ground power transmitted over the tether. The UAS can also send RF secure data and operate from fixed base installations or “on the move” vehicles.
Tethered drones fly autonomously and require no piloting skills and customers equip their drones with a variety of payloads including video, IR cameras, transmitters, lights and more.
The SENTRY recently completed lab testing and evaluation by the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) established by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4); an organization dedicated to spectator sports safety and event security.
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