Public safety is headed to new heights!
Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development and Marketing at Pulsiam, and Nightingale Security product manager Jinoo Jain spoke on the innovative SafetyNet Drone Interface and its integration with Nightingale Security drones
Pulsiam's Henry Unger, President; Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development and Marketing; and Nightingale Security representative Jinoo Jain discussed and demonstrated the SafetyNet Drone Interface in a special session featuring Nightingale Security drones. The SafetyNet Drone Interface works seamlessly with SafetyNet CAD to identify incidents that would benefit from a drone response and then recommend the drone response, much like how SafetyNet CAD recommends other unit and response types. SafetyNet CAD dispatchers can then dispatch the drone to the incident as they would dispatch any other type of incident, which triggers SafetyNet CAD to automatically transmit the required flight plan to the drone, and, upon receipt, the drone launches itself and flies to the incident.
The SafetyNet Drone Interface works with other SafetyNet CAD interfaces, allowing agencies to utilize drones within video management systems (VMSs), as surveillance cameras, and in response to panic buttons. The interface also integrates with Pulsiam's video analytics interfaces, giving agencies the ability to make the most of their footage. The SafetyNet Drone Interface can be utilized to help improve your agency's responses to many different types of incidents; it can be used to help with search and rescue operations, inspecting roof stability before sending firefighters to upper floors, and traffic management to name a few.
To demonstrate the interface, Mr. Unger created an incident in San Jose, California, whose type required a drone response. SafetyNet CAD automatically recommended the closest available drone, and Mr. Unger then dispatched that San Jose-based drone from the Westin Pasadena, using a single keystroke in SafetyNet CAD. The drone followed the flight plan created by SafetyNet CAD that entailed flying to the incident, patrolling the surrounding area, and automatically returning to the drone's home base at Nightingale Security headquarters in San Jose.
In this session, Holly Blanks also discussed Pulsiam’s drone project with a rail consortium that operates the largest railway in Mexico. Together, Pulsiam and Esri architected a security solution that will link the rail consortium's command and control center with nearby C5s. The security solution utilizes Nightingale Security drones to patrol the railway and respond to suspicious activity. The solution will not only alert law enforcement of suspicious activity, it will also deliver footage and essential details about the incident to law enforcement, providing unparalleled situational awareness.
Drones are becoming an ever-more prominent part of surveillance and rescue operations, and have many potential applications in public safety. Pulsiam is happy to be at the forefront of that development.
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