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[Guide] A Comprehensive Guide to Grants for Drone Programs and How to Secure Funding

A police officer prepares a drone with a camera and lights, ready for deployment, with a patrol car in the background.

Ever wondered how you can kickstart a drone program for your agency, but find yourself hitting a roadblock called "limited budget"? You're not alone. In fact, did you know that over 60% of public safety agencies operate on less than $10,000 per year, with about 23% managing a drone pr …

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[Customer Story] Bridging the Gap Between Crewed and Uncrewed Operations

Officers observing a drone in flight at dusk

In a landscape defined by uncertainty and risks, the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) stands out as a pioneer in embracing cutting-edge technology to better serve and protect its community of over 1.4 million residents, covering 504 square miles. Their journey with aviation is not …

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Advancing Public Safety: Real-World Drone Applications in Emergency Response

An aerial view of a landscape showing a house with a red roof next to a washed-out area with visible erosion

In recent years, the integration of drones into public safety operations has marked a transformative shift in how emergency services respond to critical incidents. From search and rescue missions to high-intensity law enforcement operations, drones have become invaluable assets, provi …

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Drones in Border Security: Reinventing Operations for Enhanced Overwatch

Ever wondered how border agents are staying one step ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of security challenges? It all boils down to the integration of cutting-edge technology to safeguard their borders. Now, picture this: a world where drones take center stage in border security, r …

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[Customer Story] Elevating Safety at the 2023 Marine Corps Marathon: The Power of Collaboration in Public Safety

DroneSense and the 2023 Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon, managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, is the fourth largest marathon in the US and the ninth largest in the world. Hosted annually, the 48th Marine Corps Marathon took place on October 29, 2023 and was set on a scenic course th …

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IDES 2023 - A Milestone for Drone Technology in Public Safety

IDES 2023 Event Recap

Welcome to the Golden State: Where Sunshine Meets Innovation. The city of Chula Vista, California, played host to an event that will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the intersection of public safety and drone technology. INTERPOL Drone Expert Summit (IDES), held on October 23-24, …

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Game-On: DroneSense's New Integrations and Features Take Center Stage

DroneSense New Integrations and Features

In the ever-evolving landscape of drone technology, one fundamental truth has become abundantly clear: the success of drone operations relies on the strength of the ecosystem supporting them. Drones are no longer just flying gadgets; they've become invaluable tools for public safety. …

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Breaking Down Barriers: Addressing Public Safety Interoperability Challenges

Public Safety Interoperability

At the crux of every emergency response scenario lies two things: coordination and communication. They’re the basis for ensuring a timely and efficient response to emergencies. But what happens when you encounter a breakdown in these essential components? Imagine a scenario where coor …

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Exploring the Innovative Applications of Drones in Firefighting

Drones in firefighting

Firefighting - a profession steeped in tradition - has seen incredible advancements in technology over the years. One of the most exciting innovations to disrupt this age-old profession is the emergence of drones. These uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) have quickly become an integral p …

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[Customer Story] Manhunts, Murder, and Body Farms: GMU Police's Program Takes Flight with DroneSense

George Mason University and DroneSense

George Mason University Police might not be the first organization that comes to mind when you think of a drone program, but they started the drone revolution in Northern Virginia. Born out of a tragic event in Charlottesville, and the desire to keep their campus safe, they knew exact …

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