European UAV maker Parrot is partnering with French automatic-drone startup Hoverseen, allowing clients to deploy Parrot’s enterprise-level ANAFI drone as an automated, drone-in-a-box surveillance solution capable of dispatching and charging from a lightweight docking and recharging station.
In addition to ANAFI, Parrot distributes ANAFI Thermal and the recently launched ANAFI USA. According to a Parrot press release, the trio offers “an ultra-compact tool to gain new aerial vantage points for security and inspection professionals.” ANAFI Thermal and ANAFI USA deploy a FLIR thermal sensor and include a built-in 4K HDR camera.
Under the partnership, Hoverseen’s software and charging stations will transform Parrot ANAFI drones into an automated, secure Internet Protocol camera for businesses.
A Parrot spokesperson notes:
“[Hoverseen’s platform] is capable of easily integrating into any business’s existing security system and networks. Any professional system requiring livestream video or thermal metadata can take advantage of Hoverseen’s solution. Moreover, pictures and recorded 4K video footage from the drone can automatically download for later offline analysis into the organization’s database upon landing in the docking station as the drone simultaneously recharges.”
- ANAFI drones follow pre-programmed, automated flight plans and do not require specialized pilots to operate.
- The interface offers complete real-time monitoring of missions and flight conditions.
- Drones can be dispatched automatically in response to an alarm signal, or according to a routine schedule.
“Parrot is working to drive the next evolution of organizational security with our ANAFI drones by partnering with industry leaders like Hoverseen.” said Jerome Bouvard, Parrot Director of Strategic Partnership.
“Our latest partnership is sure to deliver a cost-effective, unique and secure surveillance and inspection solution to organizations in every industry.”
“As an automatic drone-in-a-box solution provider we were looking for a lightweight cost-effective drone, integrating the best technology available,” said Hoverseen Founding President, Eric Villiers.
“We are proud to be working with Parrot to pair our Smart Aerial Scanning solution with the ANAFI, ANAFI Thermal and new ANAFI USA drones to deliver a simple and secure solution to our customers.”
Earlier this month, Parrot released the ANAFI USA as a compelling alternative to DJI, amid the Chinese manufacturer’s security issues. Marketed for security agencies, the USA is “an American -manufactured, rugged and feature-loaded system at a reasonable price point.”
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