In 2014, PSA launched our Drone Surveillance trials. Since then, we have found the use of our drones to be a huge asset in identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities in perimeters at our events. Drone use quickly obtains occupancy counts for attendance at events as well as analysis of crowd behavior. We have found the Drone aerial point of view to be invaluable especially in venues with no or limited surveillance camera capability.
In 2015, PSA began working with and continues to work with the Suffolk County Police Department where we set up a remote viewing station at our command posts. This enables the SCPD ranking supervisor to see in real time the event as it unfolds. If a situation develops the SCPD can direct our drone pilot and the drone to the area before officers arrive on scene which enhances their response and officer safety.
As the Police and event organizers realized the benefits of drone surveillance, PSA initiated drone sweeps of event areas prior to start times, thereby eliminating wasted man-hours conducting ground sweeps and assisting in the best allocation of resources. Not only did these sweeps enhance safety and security but had the added benefit of controlling budgets for both public safety and security services.
Drone use in the security industry is evolving at a rapid tempo. PSA is up for the challenge of keeping pace with these changes and innovations to ensure the safety and security of our clients, our staff and our public safety partners.
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