Public Safety – Drones
Drones have come a long way in supporting public health and safety, and law enforcement operations. Drone fleets are being deployed as first responders to the site of emergency, even before human responders, providing critical information ahead of time.
Autonomous drone flights are minimising the reliance on human pilots, which results in better human resources management and efficiency. Drones are also very useful in scanning sites in remote areas and can report back real-time data to assess incidents and prepare for efficient crisis and disaster management.
They are fast and agile and can reach a location quickly. In some cases, they can even be used as “drone ambulance”, providing instant aid until human crews arrive at the required location. And we have seen wide applications of drones in supporting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Safety – Satellites
Satellites have become an essential tool in enhancing public health and safety. They provide officials with a wide range of data and imagery for weather patterns, air quality, traffic conditions, crime scenes, natural disasters, and other events.
Using a combination of GPS, imagery and other data, satellites help law enforcement agencies in tracking and monitoring suspects, especially those on the move, enabling them to keep an eye on their activities without having to be physically present.
Satellites are also becoming increasingly important for emergency response and disaster relief efforts. With their ability to provide high-resolution imagery and real-time data, satellites are a powerful tool for monitoring, responding to, and recovering from disasters. They can provide detailed images of affected areas, which can be used to assess the damage and plan response and relief efforts.