The protection of property, equipment and other high-value assets against threats is a 24/7 market need. The pandemic has pushed the labour-intensive security services sector to look for automation, that can complement human resources, without compromise in efficiency. Drones for security have emerged as viable alternatives to traditional security technologies such as CCTV.
By providing aerial capabilities, drones can augment the patrolling of security staff, decreasing risk and improving coverage. For aerial surveillance, an integration between drone equipment and intelligent drone automation software is imperative. Real-time access to remote operators is crucial for drone missions, especially when scaling aerial surveillance operations. FlytBase and RAWview have chosen to collaborate to provide UAV solutions for security companies and public safety.
About the companies
FlytBase, Inc., a Silicon Valley company, provides drone-agnostic software to automate and scale drone operations. The FlytBase technology platform allows deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (such as DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulator and APIs for testing and integration.
FlytBase’s cloud-connected offering, FlytNow, enables users to control and manage a fleet of drones remotely. A fleet of drones can be put into operation, supported by mission planning, geofencing, live-video streaming and sharing. FlytNow capabilities include precision landing, AI-based detection, and support for thermal cameras.
RAWview Drone Systems Ltd is a UK-based drone technology firm, to aid transition to commercial drone use. They are suppliers of commercial drone equipment, software, and training services plus pre and post-sale consultation and support – to provide their corporate customers with customised drones.
How this partnership helps UK security companies?
FlytBase and RAWview seek to provide scalable drone systems for security and public safety in the UK and, in fact, across Europe. The firms say that the blend of FlytBase’s remote fleet management software FlytNow, with RAWview’s deployment of integrated drone systems, will result in turnkey safety solutions.
FlytNow can provide aerial intelligence and enabling access to sites remotely and in real-time. RAWview will use the artificial intelligence capabilities of the FlytBase platform, to deliver features such as intruder detection, precision landing, collision avoidance and night vision. For enterprise customers; system setup, training services, and support.
Joe Waldron, RAWview’s Product Integration Director, said: “We pride ourselves on supplying the most advanced commercial drone solutions that truly make a difference to our customers’ operations, and we believe that developing robust, long-lasting commercial partnerships with the drone industry’s most innovative vendors is central to our customers’ success. FlytBase are at the cutting edge of enterprise-grade drone software and are continually driving to maximise the potential that drones have within industrial applications. It’s because of this shared vision that I am delighted with our new collaboration.
“From the numerous conversations we’ve had with UK security companies, we know that their main barrier to drone adoption was the ability to get real-time video footage from the drone to a control centre, which could be located many miles from the surveillance site. With FlytNow’s stable, cloud-based video transmission, we can now easily remove this barrier for our customers.”
Nitin Gupta, FlytBase CEO, added: “RAWview and FlytBase share a common vision of helping customers accelerate their adoption of intelligent drone fleets. We understand the challenges faced by enterprises, and the solutions required, for rapid, scalable drone deployments. Via this partnership with the UK’s leading UAV solution provider, RAWview, FlytBase is excited to bring its aerial security solutions to the country, powered by cloud-connected, enterprise-grade software.”