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THE EVOLUTION OF POLICING

Using drones to aid the police force has evolved dramatically over recent years, to the point where over 65% of forces have access to, or own, a drone. One police force in particular are utilising drones to the best of their abilities: the WYPD (West Yorkshire Police Department), fourth largest force in the UK and Wales.

TIME SAVED - SAFETY MAINTAINED

The use of drones within the WYPD has enhanced mission success endlessly. With the added measure of Sky-Drones SmartLink, granting two HD video channels, telemetry, and ease of control, visiting rescue sites ahead of air, sea and land-based teams has never been easier.
Attending sites before secondary teams gives officers a full image of the situation at hand, thus providing a window of opportunity to develop the appropriate response to the threat. Since UAV’s can travel in a straight line of sight, their pre-attentive processing is becoming essential in making the world a safer place.

POLICE DRONES FLEET

WYPD use their fleet of Clogworks Dark Matter drones to assess crowded situations to produce real-time images that officers on the ground would not be able to obtain with high numbers of civilian’s present.
The use of drones in the police force dramatically reduces, if not eliminates, the potential risk of harm to both the public and the officers themselves, making it the obvious first choice at a potentially dangerous crime scene.

FLYING FOR A SAFER TOMORROW

Sky-Drones Cloud software has a plenitude of abilities that makes drone usage in WYPD a more adaptable, dynamic, and obvious first choice. Entire-fleet readings and status updates on one screen makes working with and operating the drones a simple task.
Clear visuals as to where each drone has been, where its next mission is, and the type of terrain that will be encountered aids officers in their precision take-offs and landings of the UAV’s. Meanwhile, located in the same hub of information, flight hours, battery life, and real-time flights and flight logs make maintaining and servicing a vast fleet of drones easier than ever before.

EYE IN THE SKY

Workswell’s WIRIS thermal imaging system for unmanned aerial vehicles is a compact system that combines a thermal camera, a digital camera and a control unit in one very compact case. Workswell’s WIRIS camera enriches police drone by giving it many new uses and features. It is a specially designed thermodiagnostic device equipped with an LWIR microbolometric sensor with 640×512 px resolution (in the 7.5 – 13.5 μm range), and its ‘Super Resolution Mode’ functionality delivers a final thermogram in 1266×1010 px resolution.

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RGB camera comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) resolution and, most importantly, it provides an absolutely unrivalled optic ultrazoom – up to 10x (6.9° to 58.2° field of vision). ZOOM is fully synchronous with the thermal camera and makes for an advanced inspection tool. The highest possible temperature that the thermal camera can measure is 1,500 °C

APPLICATION

Allowing both pre-planned and instinctive reactive missions, Clogworks Dark Matter gives WYPD the advantage a police force needs in the fight against crime. As an integral working element of the department, Sky-Drones partnership with Altitude Angel gives WYPD the advantage over using other drones. Altitude Angel is the worlds leading airspace platform for UAVs, connecting drone operators with official airspace authorities to ensure safe and collision-free operations.

BEYOND

Furthermore, due to Sky-Drones partnership with Altitude Angel, WYPD can take full advantage of the software integration into the SmartAP GCS: automatic collision detection and avoidance, space and Earth weather readings, airspace and ground hazard warnings, plus much more. These elements of the software provide WYPD with essential aids when producing high-quality evidence that assists in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

IMAGINATION

The knowledge UAVs obtain can be used in liaison with other emergency services tending to scenes, taking photographs of scenarios to ensure the correct services arrive in time. Investigating and searching rural areas becomes more cost-effective than using a helicopter and crew, both in fuel and manhours. Deployment time for a drone is also significantly smaller than that of a helicopter, saving time in urgent situations or emergency.

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