Surveillance is the close observation of a person, group of people, behaviors, activities, infrastructure, building etc for the purpose of managing, influencing, directing, or protecting.
There are several different methods of surveillance, including GPS tracking, camera observation, stake-outs, data mining and profiling, and biometric surveillance among others.Traditional observational surveillance methods are typically limited by the stationary nature of the camera, which is usually handled manually or fixed upon a tripod or other structure. Aerial surveillance can be performed using a helicopter; whilst this achieves the desired result, it is also very costly.
Unmanned aircraft systems provide the ideal solution to the problems and limitations faced by other surveillance methods. Drone surveillance presents an easier, faster, and cheaper method of data collection, and a number of other key advantages. Drone planes can enter narrow and confined spaces, produce minimal noise, and can be equipped with night vision cameras and thermal sensors, allowing them to provide imagery that the human eye is unable to detect. UAVs can quickly cover large and difficult-to-reach areas, reducing staff numbers and costs, and do not require much space for their operators.
Oil & Gas
Different parts of the security industry have differing requirements, one can distinguish between two types of approach: monitoring Lines and monitoring Sites.In Line monitoring, fixed-wing UAVs are used to perform high-level highway, coastal and border surveillance. They can provide high-level feedback on illegal border crossing, smuggling or wild animal traffic.In terms of monitoring Sites, multi-rotors are used more frequently, as they provide higher maneuverability and can hover more easily. UAVs can provide live streaming of detailed data, follow objects or intruders from a safe distance and quickly cover a large area, but also record images that can identify whether part of a forest or a slag heap is missing. UAVs have found other applications in industrial plants: reducing the costs of asset theft, in addition to monitoring and verifying the quality of employee work
OIL & GAS
Because of current global financial conditions oil companies are focusing their attention on less developed areas for the production of oil. This brings a different series of security challenges such as:
– PREVENTION OF PIPELINE SABOTAGE AND OIL THEFT AND ILLEGAL OIL TRAFFICKING
– INSTALLATION OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE SECURITY FENCING UAV / DRONE PERIMETER DETECTION AND RESPONSE SYSTEMS
– RE-POSITIONING OF ASSETS AND SLOW MOVING HEAVY LIFT VESSELS IN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS
UAVs provide a rapid response and fast “eyes on” to the target area with live updates to control stations while active waypoint tracking can be maintained based on the target parameters, like thermal signatures.A key advantage of UAVs is its ability to collect imagery, ideally suited for reconnaissance or rapid situation awareness with application for ground units to detect and monitor potential threats from a safe distance. UAVs in perimeter security do not only reduce the requirement for foot patrols by security guards, but also provide an additional oversight in instances where security guards are deployed to ensure their adherence to patrolling routines.The speed, size, maneuverability and additional technologies make UAVs the perfect supplement to ground security teams seeking to perform monitoring tasks more quickly and efficiently. Drones have a competitive edge over stationary cameras, as intruders can’t easily step out of sight, and they can cover areas that are normally out of reach.
UAVs are instrumental in managing the critical facets of security & safety at major events, from event security infrastructure, through to spectator and crowd control and safety to overall health and safety planning. This includes the completion of initial security risk assessments to developing bespoke security infrastructure solutions. Areas covered include general security, such as vehicular access, landscapes, fire evacuation procedure and adaptation of the original building design. In addition to monitoring and rapid reaction, UAVs can provide detailed visual documentation of sites, enabling effective analysis, risk management and security planning
UAVs are useful to monitor, analyze and anticipate vessel movements. This allows security teams to identify hazardous areas, potential threat locations and timings and evaluate trends in and around around the Ports and harbors.
Traffic monitoring is necessary for collecting data that provides a detailed description of the use and performance of road networks. There are two main ways to collect traffic data: by manually observing the roads, or by using electronic equipment to monitor roads at specific times. The data collected in traffic monitoring is used to support the safety, performance, and maintenance of the roads.Traffic monitoring is necessary for collecting data that provides a detailed description of the use and performance of road networks.
Poaching is the illegal hunting, capturing, or killing of non-domestic animals, and is in direct contradiction to the Endangered Species Act. Acts of poaching also encompass a failure to comply with the regulations surrounding hunting without a license, hunting at illegal locations, and hunting with illegal methods.There are a number of anti-poaching measures in place in National Parks and the habitats of game and wildlife. Poaching is typically related to large parks and habitats, and close surveillance of these areas is difficult. Aerial surveillance using helicopters can help to improve measures somewhat; however, helicopters are costly and noisy to they are not always a viable option.A surveillance drone is the ideal solution to the problems faced by other anti-poaching methods. Drones can be equipped with not only cameras, but also thermal sensors and sniffers that enable them to detect poachers and hazardous gases. Unmanned aircraft can cover large areas at a fraction of the cost of a helicopter; they can also be kept on site for rapid deployment, and they have a very low noise footprint which doesn’t disturb the animals or alert the poachers to the presence of the drone.