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MANAGING UAS FLIGHT BATTERIES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

In public safety, we’re all taught to be ready at a moment’s notice; have your car topped-off, radios charged, plenty of fresh ammo, etc.… Naturally it stands to reason that we also want our UAS (drone) flight batteries fully charged and ready to go. However, leaving UAS flight batteries on a full charge can actually jeopardize safety, as it makes the batteries prone to failure.

UAS flight batteries are all LiPo (lithium polymer) type batteries. Unlike other type of batteries, LiPo batteries are intolerant of being left on either a full or empty charge. LiPo batteries left on a full charge start sustaining damage at ten days. After a few occurrences of the batteries being left on full charge, batteries...

Curbing Vehicle Burglaries – Lights, Camera…Audio!

The ease in setting up a basic car is all thanks to advancement in covert video gear. Nowadays, what used to take up an entire Pelican case will fit in the palm of your hand, and produce higher quality evidence. An excellent example is the HD covert coffee mug camera that is right at home in any car’s cup holder. In the case of the coffee mug, it’s completely self-contained with its own power source, camera and microphone. Just position it in place and it will record HD video continuously up to 3 hours.

Trunk Monkey System - Video Compilation

TOP TEN REASONS FOR DRONE CRASHES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

TOP TEN REASONS FOR DRONE CRASHES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
And easy solutions to avoid them

It’s possible that you might find this article quite odd. Odd that MAXSUR, a provider of drones and drone services would write an article about drone failures. Well…we’re not most companies, and keeping true to our mission statement of public safety…letting others know why drones fail is aligned with our MAXSUR team beliefs. It’s our hope that if you use a drone in your agency for police, fire, or emergency management...that this article will help you avert disaster and maximize public safety via your drone system.

Over the past five years, the MAXSUR team has successfully repaired 2,295 drone systems (UAS), and because of that, has...

PUBLIC SAFETY DRONE FACT SHEET - Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

RESCUE DRONE WITH THERMAL AND DROP MECHANISM

ACTIVE PUBLIC SAFETY USES 

SAR – Agencies across the nation and globe have adopted drones as a primary tool for search & rescue, and positive results are stacking up.  According to a recent DJI study, 59 lives have been saved with the use of drones since 2013, and 38 of those were rescued in the past year.

CRIME SCENE – Inexpensive drones are proving to be a great alternative to manned aerial shots and eliminate the need for boom equipped vehicles.  In tandem with software, these inexpensive drones can map scenes in 3D in a matter of minutes vs. hours using traditional techniques.  

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Sample UAS (Drone) Policy for Public Safety Agencies

police drone policy

This UAS (unmanned aerial system, drones) operation manual is intended to serve as an example, and potential starting point for agencies desiring to construct their own policies.  It has been prepared by the MAXSUR team who has sold over 3,700 complete drone systems, and have fostered hundreds of UAS programs from the simple to complex.  This example manual includes lessons learned from those implementations and will prove beneficial to any agency starting a program. 

For your convenience, should you desire to directly replicate any portion into your own manual (sop), the faux agency name is highlighted and should of course reflect your agency.  Notes are also highlighted and...