Renewing your traditional methods in search and rescue, or how to boost your results.

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You work in public security (Police, Fire Department) and you would like to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of your team troops during your search and rescue missions, here are 3 important questions that will allow you to identify elements improvement of your current methods.

  1. Do you think it is possible to improve the traditional practices used during emergencies ?
  2. Have you ever failed a search and rescue mission because of a deployment problem ? (Speed, method, in relation to human resources or the technology used)
  3. Do you believe that benefiting from fast, precise technologies that can access the most difficult places would be good for the success of your missions ?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the following will certainly interest you !

When searching for people, traditional methods usually consist of tracking or scanning an area on foot by squaring or combing, with dogs, perhaps thermal infrared goggles in case of reduced visibility at night or in fog. Possibly the use of helicopter also makes it possible to gain height, but there again, by reduced visibility the chances are reduced.

Despite the efforts of the teams with all the human or technological resources available, some people are found too late or are never found.

Speed of deployment is crucial.

In order to increase the chances of success, rescuers resort to tools that greatly help them to improve operations : drones.

Quick to deploy, quadricopters (aerial drones or aircraft) and underwater drones, with their on-board sensors, allow access to rugged locations in conditions of reduced visibility :

  • High definition cameras and zooms ;
  • Powerful spotlights from 2400 to 4000 Lumens (Aerial and underwater drone) ;
  • On-board speakers to remotely communicate safety advice and reassure victims in distress ;
  • Thermal infrared cameras ;
  • Centimeter-accurate GPS ;
  • Improved stability and search area sweep speed over 50 km/h ;
  • 200m cable length for underwater drones.

To learn more, we invite you to read this article about the 7 biggest advantages of integrating drones into rescue missions !