Category Archives: Drones At Work

Nokia wants to turn police vans and fire engines into command and control centers to help emergency responders.

The idea is for fire engines to have their own personal 4G network with a 50km radius.

From the command centre, fire fighters would launch drones and use their cameras to survey the scene. The same concept is being used for search and rescue, with artificial intelligence linking the drones together into a “swarm”, so only one pilot is needed to direct a whole group of drones.

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Police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was armed with a gun.

Orland Park, Illinois police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was believed to be armed with a gun. Arturo Galvez, 30, is facing felony charges in Orland Park of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Galvez was chased into Orland Park by Chicago police where he fended off police officers, according to a police news release.

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Some of the Ways Criminals are using Drones.

Nefarious use of drones is likely to get worse before it gets better, according to officials.

  • Counter surveillance of law enforcement agents is the fastest-growing way that organized criminals are using drones.
  • Some criminal organizations have begun to use drones as part of witness intimidation schemes: they continuously surveil police departments and precincts in order to see “who is going in and out of the facility and who might be co-operating with police,”
  • Criminal crews are using drones to observe bigger target facilities, spot security gaps, and determine patterns of life: where the security guards go and when.
  • Criminal groups have begun have used drones as part of elaborate smuggling schemes,
  • Criminal networks were using drones to watch Border Patrol officers, identify their gaps in coverage, and exploit them.

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