Drone patrolling a game-changer

Drone patrolling a game-changer
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The emergence of Drone, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), surveillance is proving to be a game changer in crime prevention and its detection. Bhupalpally police has proved it; latest to join them was Karimnagar Police Commissionerate.

Karimnagar/Bhupalpally: The emergence of Drone, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), surveillance is proving to be a game changer in crime prevention and its detection. Bhupalpally police has proved it; latest to join them was Karimnagar Police Commissionerate.

If the new-age technology has its mark in dealing with the crime, adding more teeth to it was the drone surveillance, which not only provides live feed but also the images with which the police can do wonders in tackling the crime.
With the introduction of drone surveillance, the potential value of public surveillance technology took a new meaning.

It’s evident that the success of drone surveillance in Bhupalpally district headquarters indicates that it’s going to play a major role in the future, in addition to the CCTV camera footage that already proved how helpful it was in crime detection.

Karimnagar Police Commissionerate, the second in the State to adopt the technology, has introduced a drone to its armoury this week. Almost instantly, the drone produced results capturing the images of nine persons consuming alcohol near Lower Manair Dam (LMD).

Speaking to The Hans India, the Commissioner of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy said: “We will not allow the hooligans let loose. The drone, which can hover around 5-kilometer radius from the control point, is of immense help to us in finding the activities of anti-socials, especially in secluded places.”

The drone, which provides visuals from a height of 500 meters, offers a wide range of surveillance especially during the agitations and calamities, he said. He said that they have decided to set up a Lake Police on the lines of Hyderabad to curb the anti-social activities around LMD, Deer Pak and Ujwala Park.

On the other hand, drone surveillance in Bhupalpally town has created a sense of confidence among the locals. Superintendent of Police R Bhaskaran said: “It provided a deterrent effect keeping the mischief mongers at bay. As of now, the drones we use are of commercially available. Efforts are on to procure customised drones in the future, which will be more helpful in patrolling of pre-determined routes, surveillance and mapping.”

The customised drones with the use of high-end technology and open source apps can make wonders. It can overcome the staff crunch as well besides ensuring the safety of the police personnel especially working in the forest fringe towns.

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