“Get the lay of the land…”
There are parts of the world that are not designed for man’s ease or comfort. Tricky terrains and unfathomable heights can frequently demand more of us than a pair of hiking boots and a keen will; and if time is against you then the situation is significantly more serious. A pair of eyes in the sky can be the difference between life and death.
Search and Rescue
There can be many reasons as to why the services of a rescue team may be required. A lost group of ramblers, a school trip gone array, an over-zealous rock climber perhaps but it doesn’t make the need for quick and decisive action any less important. When the terrain is unaccommodating even the most experienced Search and Rescue team has limits as to where it can go and, with every second as important as the last, looking for alternate routes can be time-consuming. Unmanned Aerial Technology can work with Search and Rescue teams on the ground, ensuring that pictures and feed are taken from the precise height and angle to explore areas that man can simply not access on foot.
Anyone old enough to understand what one is, will have seen images or footage of a natural disaster. These acts of God are often un-predictable and spontaneous so we are more used to seeing the aftermath of a tornado, an avalanche, a tsunami on our TV screens than the actual event itself but they all have one thing in common…it’s a race against the clock. Rescue and charity crews desperately search through broken brick or tonnes of earth for survivors but perspective is hard amongst the chaos. Unmanned Aerial Technology drones can assist rescue teams on the ground with high-quality live feed back to monitors that can then be inspected for survivors; once they are spotted then the UAT team assisting the rescue can use their technology to fly medicine and light-weight survival packages to out of reach survivors.
‘Safety in numbers’, it’s something we’re always taught but unfortunately it’s not always the case. In the madness of a melee, it can be very difficult to pin-point the threat or the origin of trouble from the ground. Unmanned Aerial Technology can’t just identify potential danger by taking a vantage point allowing the team to zoom in and out as necessary but monitor it from our ground station and record it too so that those responsible for the safety of a big group of people can survey targets and refer to footage for further investigation if necessary.
Crime Scene and Crash Investigation
A contaminated crime scene can be the difference between a case closed and a mistrial. A piece of evidence being moved, a sample being compromised; investigators need to understand how the scene looked as close to the crime as possible and every second that passes makes that less likely. A high angle, remote control camera capable of still and video image can document a crime scene from a perspective that someone on foot-level would not without the risk of altering the all important crime scene. Unmanned Aerial Technology teams can accompany investigators at the scene of a crime or road collision, an investigator’s eye for detail and a UAT team’s technical capabilities provide a powerful tool in the search for clues as to how a crime or traffic accident occurred.