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Security using smart UAV technology

Aerial intelligence with a surveillance drone

A surveillance drone is a profound tool for governments, private companies or military organizations to enhance security and perform defense missions.

The security and defense industry was one of the first to embrace drone technology, with the first military drones dating back to World War II. These early drones were expensive, both in terms of initial investment and ongoing operational costs, requiring full teams to keep them running.

With the rapid acceleration of technology in recent years, the gap between commercial and military drones is closing rapidly. Today, VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAVs offer a serious alternative to traditional military drones, with longer flight times, improved sensors, and military-grade capabilities.

Benefits of a VTOL UAV for security and defense

As aerial intelligence is gaining increasingly more attention in both the private and public sectors, it is worth taking a closer look at the reasons behind the success of drone technology.

Human safety

One of the biggest benefits of drone security is that drones collect data stealthily and remotely to minimize the possible risks.

With remote controlling systems, long-range surveillance VTOL UAVs can be operated from a great distance or fly entirely autonomously. This allows you to gather intelligence from potentially dangerous environments without placing human operators in danger.

Moreover, some drones include special features to protect sensitive information (such as the location of the operator) against foreign interference, ensuring maximum secrecy.

Effortless operations

A fixed-wing VTOL UAV is easy to employ and operate and is an accessible tool for virtually anyone who is ready to explore drone security. A drone can be conveniently transported, quickly collected and ready for an operation in a few minutes. Unlike traditional aircraft, they do not require a runway for take-off or landing, allowing them to be deployed in a variety of environments.

Some drones are even capable of performing missions fully autonomously, eliminating the need for constant human control. This makes any surveillance and mapping task go smoothly from the beginning to the point of packing the drone back up.

Low costs for high value

One of the major advantages of using VTOL UAVs for security and defense purposes is their low operational costs. When compared to traditional tools such as manned aircraft or satellite imagery, drones offer a much more cost-effective solution for aerial surveillance and mapping.

In addition to their initial purchase price, drones require less maintenance and training, resulting in lower ongoing costs. At the same time, they can be used for multiple missions over an extended period of time, adding to their value.

Main applications of a surveillance VTOL UAV

In a single flight, a VTOL UAV can help you in multiple ways. Combining a high-quality camera and flying capabilities, it gathers precise spatial information that can be used by military professionals, search and rescue teams, or private capital owners.

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Reconnaissance and surveillance

Drones can provide real-time footage and data from a unique perspective, allowing commanders to assess threats and make informed decisions. A VTOL UAV can scout locations and perform reconnaissance to answer military ISR questions. Pairing it with RGB and thermal cameras with extensive zooming abilities lets you uncover hidden objects or people even under poor visibility. For example, drones can help check roads and fields for mines and determine human activity in buildings based on thermal signatures. This means surveillance drones can help reliably evaluate live subjects’ exact location, position, and course of movement.

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Mapping and mission planning

With the up-to-date information from a drone, you can create accurate maps for strategic purposes. A mapping drone helps visualize and georeference any foreign environment that is expected to be the action ground of defense and security missions. This is especially useful where centimeter-level precision is needed, like when mapping dangerous roads. You can scan large regions and create digital surface models, orthomosaic and 3D maps for further strategic planning, logistics, and other military intelligence tasks.

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Emergency control

In the aftermath of a natural disaster or conflict, VTOL UAVs can be used to provide vital aid and support. Drones observe and display the scenery in action, providing information that can help plan routes instantaneously changing hazardous situations and direct forces in collaborative rescue missions. Drones equipped with infrared sensors can detect heat signatures from living beings under debris, allowing rescue teams to locate survivors more quickly. They can also deliver medical supplies, food, and other essential items, or assess damage and identify areas in need of assistance.

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Asset protection

A surveillance drone can also be a valuable security tool when large areas or objects of great importance need to be monitored. Recording and transmitting live video can help you ensure that everything is in place as it should be and that no undesirable change is taking place within the territory. If unwanted change does occur, the visual information from the UAV can instantly provide alertness. In cases of intrusion, the data can also act as proof. The videos are not only streamed but also documented, providing an authentic and explicit record to validate insurance claims.

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Object tracking and following

With advanced sensors and cameras, VTOL UAVs can be used to locate and identify targets for military operations. Usually, that is done by circling the drone around a target while maintaining focus. Some drones also present an automatic object following possibility, expanding your capabilities. Equipped with infrared sensors, drones can detect heat signatures from moving or stationary objects, even in poor visibility conditions. This information can be transmitted in real-time to command centers or other units, improving the accuracy and efficiency of military operations and reducing the risk to human operators.

Different UAV outputs

VTOL UAVs for security and defense offer a range of outputs. Here are three outputs that provide comprehensive and valuable information for military or enterprise operations:

Live video feed

A VTOL UAV with a live video feed, which can include both RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) and IR (Infra-Red) cameras, can provide real-time footage of the area of operations. This can be used for reconnaissance and surveillance tasks, such as identifying enemy positions, assessing threats, and tracking movement. The live video feed can be transmitted to ground stations or other aircraft, allowing commanders to make informed decisions in real-time.

IR imagery can be particularly useful for missions such as border patrol, where IR imagery can help detect smugglers or illegal crossings. IR imagery can also be used for search and rescue operations, as it can help locate people or animals in distress by detecting their body heat.

Orthomosaic maps

Orthomosaic maps are high-resolution maps made be stitching aerial footage. They are created using either RGB or IR cameras to provide a detailed representation of an area. Such maps can be created quickly and accurately, even in otherwise inaccessible regions. The gathered images can be used for intelligence gathering or planning, allowing military and defense personnel to identify and assess potential threats.

VTOL UAVs equipped with IR cameras can help make IR maps in poor visibility conditions or at night. Such maps are used for target acquisition and designation, search and rescue, or CBRN hazard detection.

3D models

By using specialized software, VTOL UAVs can create detailed 3D models of structures and terrain. These models can be used for mission planning and rehearsal, as they provide a realistic representation of the area of operations. This can help to reduce the risk of mission failure and increase the safety of military personnel.

3D models can also be used for damage assessment after natural disasters or hostilities, allowing for the creation of repair and reconstruction plans. This allows for the creation of repair and reconstruction plans, which can help to restore essential services and facilities in a timely manner.

DeltaQuad Evo

The new standard in VTOL UAV technology

Industry standard security

DeltaQuad Evo comes with a range of options for anti-jamming and high-precision standard missions. These options allow for maximum versatility and customization to meet the needs of any security and safeguarding operation. It also features several options to fortify and protect data while providing diverse aerial intelligence.

Dual swappable payload

DeltaQuad Evo is modular, giving ultimate flexibility to your missions. Two universal payload bays can be fitted with two payloads to perform several surveillance and mapping missions in one flight or can accommodate an auxiliary battery for extended flight times.

Extreme endurance

Evo is breaking the flight time limitations when it comes to electric UAV surveillance operations. It can carry a single payload for up to 4.5 hours using a dual battery or a double payload for up to 3 hours. Paired with unique radio and LTE VPN connection possibilities, Evo model is strikingly powered for any flying mission.

DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW

Industry leading surveillance VTOL UAV

Advanced safety features

Advanced safety features ensure the optimal state of the DeltaQuad Pro before, during, and after the flight. Its automated pre-flight checks and continuous in-flight monitoring guarantee that the vehicle is ready for action, while its redundant flight system allows for a smooth transition if anything would not go as planned.

Maximum secrecy

The DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW is able to operate at high altitudes of up to 4000m, ensuring utmost discretion. It also includes optional commercial-standard software. It includes a hardened GPS, and a stealth switch, and conceals all details of the vehicle’s mission, objective, source, and destination.

Long range

With its impressive radio range and VPN-secured mobile network options, the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW allows for live streaming of HD video up to 50km away. Additionally, it includes a command center integration option, allowing operators to control the UAV from anywhere in the world.

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