Surveillance is the close observation of a person, group of people, behaviours, activities, infrastructure, building etc for the purpose of managing, influencing, directing, or protecting. There are several different methods of surveillance, including GPS tracking, camera observation, stake-outs, data mining and profiling, and biometric surveillance among others.
Traditional observational surveillance methods are typically limited by the stationary nature of the camera, which is usually handled manually or fixed upon a tripod or other structure. Aerial surveillance can be performed using a helicopter; whilst this achieves the desired result, it is also very costly.
Unmanned aircraft systems provide the ideal solution to the problems and limitations faced by other surveillance methods. Drone surveillance presents an easier, faster, and cheaper method of data collection, and a number of other key advantages. Drone planes can enter narrow and confined spaces, produce minimal noise, and can be equipped with night vision cameras and thermal sensors, allowing them to provide imagery that the human eye is unable to detect.
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) SECURITY SYSTEMS
Security and defence applications for UAV systems typically include:
SOME TACTICAL UAV APPLICATIONS:
Different parts of the security industry have differing requirements, one can distinguish between two types of approach: monitoring lines and monitoring sites.
UAVs can quickly cover large and difficult-to-reach areas, reducing staff numbers and costs, and do not require much space for their operators.
Oil and Gas Security
Perimeter Response /Ground Security Forces
Solar Farm Monitoring
Traffic monitoring is necessary for collecting data that provides a detailed description of the use and performance of road networks. There are two main ways to collect traffic data: by manually observing the roads, or by using electronic equipment to monitor roads at specific times. The data collected in traffic monitoring is used to support the safety, performance, and maintenance of the roads.
Many traffic monitoring organisations use helicopters to achieve aerial views, or use cameras fixed above the roads. Both of these methods only serve one particular purpose, the cameras are difficult to move around efficiently, and using helicopters is too costly to use for repetitive road monitoring.
Aerial surveillance drones offer a much more efficient and cost-effective alternative to helicopters and static cameras. Drones offer several advantages over traditional methods of traffic monitoring: they use waypoint navigation which allows them to be programmed to fly along specific routes repetitively; they can also be deployed to fly over specific roads and in specific situations. Unmanned aircraft are also significantly cheaper than helicopters, meaning they can be deployed more often, thus increasing the overall performance of the traffic monitoring operations.
Special Weapons and Tactics teams, also known as SWAT teams, are elite tactical units that have been trained to perform high-risk operations like hostage rescues. Members of a SWAT team are equipped with heavy-duty body armour, and often carry specialized firearms; they are also aided whenever possible by aerial assistance.
Aerial assistance is essential in SWAT operations as it facilitates the tactical implementation of multi-angle information. This type of aerial assistance has traditionally been provided by helicopters. However, one of the main problems with helicopters is they are not typically kept in rural areas, so this slows down the response time as units have to wait for them to be deployed. Helicopters are also very noisy, and costly to run because they require professional personnel to operate them.
Drone planes provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to helicopters. These unmanned aircraft systems can be deployed instantly when needed, cost a lot less than a helicopter, and also have a very low noise footprint so they’re suitable for use in sensitive missions. All of this means that drones can be deployed more frequently to SWAT teams, leading to safer conditions for both team members and civilians alike.
Poaching is the illegal hunting, capturing, or killing of non-domestic animals, and is in direct contradiction to the Endangered Species Act. Acts of poaching also encompass a failure to comply with the regulations surrounding hunting without a license, hunting at illegal locations, and hunting with illegal methods.
There are a number of anti-poaching measures in place in National Parks and the habitats of game and wildlife, including the pre-emptive removal of horns to discourage poachers, as well as dying the horns a bright colour to make them undesirable to poachers. Poaching is typically related to large parks and habitats, and close surveillance of these areas is difficult. Aerial surveillance using helicopters can help to improve measures somewhat; however, helicopters are costly and noisy to they are not always a viable option.
A surveillance drone is the ideal solution to the problems faced by other anti-poaching methods. Drones can be equipped with not only cameras, but also thermal sensors and sniffers that enable them to detect poachers and hazardous gases. Unmanned aircraft can cover large areas at a fraction of the cost of a helicopter; they can also be kept on site for rapid deployment, and they have a very low noise footprint which doesn’t disturb the animals or alert the poachers to the presence of the drone.
AIRBORNE DRONES provides the facilities manager, surveyor, or security monitor with a complete airborne UAV platform, that enables remote sensing and record geo-referenced data types that, if required, can include:
Airborne Drones recommend the AIRBORNE Solution with thermal and optical zoom sensors for Surveillance and Security Applications.
At Airborne Drones we focus on the design, manufacture, and marketing of long-range sUAVs (10 and 20kms), able to support payloads of up to 8kgs, for industrial strength commercial use. Long-range drones have huge benefits for business and commerce. Solutions can be developed to meet specific client requirements, and services can include support and training during and after implementation.
Airborne Drones services an international base of clients ranging from South Africa to the UAE. Clients include representatives from the following industries: Marketing, Real Estate, Security, Agriculture, Game Farms, Wildlife Management, Electrical Installations, Telecommunications, Travel and tourism, Sheet Metal Manufacturing, Satellite Electronics, Wind farms, Industrial Rope Access, Restaurant and Food, Environmental Affairs.
Airborne Drones has a strong team of engineers dedicated to their customers.
We recommend the Airborne systems for flying over populated areas as drones can recover and return to home in case of major system failure. The Airborne Security Solution is the ultimate security drone and you will never require any others for your anti-poaching operations