Look Out for Camera Drone Integration in 2015 on College Campuses

More campuses and law enforcement agences could utilize camera drones in security and surveillance applications in the coming year.

A video content revolution is under way as an increasing number of first responders and educators are among those adopting camera drones to broadcast vital information.

In a variety of scenarios. camera drones can be useful in capturing aerial photography in the form of data. First responders are adopting drones as a means to monitor dangerous situations in real-time. Law enforcement, local police and firefighters use aerial photography and cinematography to monitor potentially life-threatening situations like fires, floods or traffic accidents.

In case of a natural disaster, law enforcers may deploy multiple drones at once to assist in search-and-rescue initiatives. This is a more effective way to search for missing people, as well as warn others to stay away from dangerous areas. Drones deliver immediate and ongoing awareness so that first responders can safely and effectively monitor a situation.

Educators are also adopting drones to enhance security efforts. For example, higher education facilities are purchasing multiple drones to act as an extension of their campus security and surveillance systems. Drones provide more accurate and widespread coverage, and will help security officers to keep university students safe. K-12 environments are bound to follow.

Once an end-user decides to purchase a camera drone, they must develop, possibly with help of a system integrator, content transmission and storage strategies, along with the various monitors and drone pilot controls required.

In the coming year, as legislation is enacted and provides clarity to the marketplace, expect more organizations to utilize the exciting, convenient and beneficial tools that drones have to offer.

Kevin Kelly is president and COO of Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. (www.stampede-usa.com).

This article originally appeared on CSI’s sister site SecuritySales.com.

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