Police Using Drones to Bolster Search and Rescue Efforts
Law enforcement and local search and rescue organizations are taking advantage of drones to enhance search and rescue efforts. Drones used by police and emergency services offer a serious technological advantage over searches conducted by manned aviation. Drones are a fraction of the cost to operate, they can be deployed much quicker, several drones can be deployed in the same operational space and they can be fitted with infrared sensors.
In addition, real-time video streaming, cameras with up to 30x zoom capability, payload drop systems (life preservers), spotlights, geo-positioning, and many other key operational features make drones a new and invaluable tool for conducting search and rescue operations.