Drones in Private Security Role

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How Can Drones Be Used In The Private Security Role?

Drones are fast becoming a fun toy for both children and adults. However, what many people don’t realize is that drones are used every day by law enforcement and executive protection agents to keep people safe. WPG is currently the only executive protection firm using drones to better protect its clients from those who may wish to harm.

Here’s how.

Chasing Suspects

Police departments use drones to chase suspects because drones can fly above obstacles and reach the suspect much sooner. While a drone can’t make an arrest, it can follow a suspect so that the police can catch them much more effectively.

This is true for executive protection, as well. Consider an intruder outside of your home. The drone could follow them to make sure the police can catch them.

WPG works directly with law enforcement to help keep our clients safe, and drones can help facilitate the capture of criminals.

Crime Scene Investigation

No matter the crime, drones can be used to help collect valuable evidence that’s difficult to reach from the ground. Drones can survey an area and provide maps and even three-dimensional images in just a few moments. They can also provide ample lighting at night or in low light conditions. With 4k video, they can capture both stills and videos of the crime scene for use later.

Drones cut down on the amount of time it takes for humans to handle a crime scene and collect valuable evidence. The right visuals can provide investigators with evidence that helps them catch a suspect.

Search and Rescue

Drones can be used to find people in dire situations and locate missing persons, along with animals. Drones are often used to find lost hikers because they can cover a wider range of land than human searchers. Drones can also be used to find crash victims who may have been thrown from their cars. Using drones for rescue missions is becoming more common because they are useful at night and can pick up heat signatures.

Disaster Relief and FEMA

After natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires, it can be difficult for rescue teams to navigate the terrain. Manned aircraft can also be challenging to get into hazardous areas without risking the lives of the pilots.

Drones can be used to survey disaster sites and identify people who may need help. They can fit where humans cannot and are equipped with cameras and lighting to help them find people in dire situations.

Perimeter Control

Security teams can protect large areas of the property without the need for multiple men constantly on duty. Drones can fly the perimeter of a property, and equipped with an infrared camera, they can pick up any suspects that may be up to no good.

Thermal imaging cameras can spot a trespasser much more easily than the human eye because it projects heat signals onto a monitor so that the team can respond much more quickly.

Security Inspections for Facilities

Ground security cameras in a fixed position can’t pick up everything in an area. They can lead to blind spots that allow criminals to break in or cause mayhem on a facility. Luckily, drones can monitor more areas at once, including those that have never been patrolled before, like a roof. Drones can move quickly and discreetly so that security teams can look around corners and get the best possible look at an area before responding to potential threats.

Intruder Monitoring

While drones cannot make arrests, they can find an intruder on the property. It can be difficult for the human eye to keep track of an intruder hiding behind trees, bushes, and the black of night. With a thermal imaging camera, the drone can help security teams monitor the intruder. Not only that, the drone can take a picture or video of the intruder so that the police can find them later on.

Drones can also be used to scare off intruders. With a voice capacity, security teams can use the drone to talk to a potential intruder. An agent might warn the intruder that they are trespassing on private property and that the police have been called. More often than not, this will keep the intruder from continuing to commit a crime.

Risk Vulnerability Assessments

When you hire a quality executive protection company like WPG, they’ll do a risk vulnerability assessment to make sure you’re effectively protected, and if you’re not, fix the issues. When performing the vulnerability assessment on an estate, drones can be used to look at security camera systems, alarm systems, gates, locks, and walls.

All of these items keep intruders from getting inside, so it’s important that they work properly. Drones will take video footage of the property from both the inside and an aerial view to see if there are any weak points in the security. This will give agents a better idea of the property so that they can better protect clients.

About Our Drones

WPG only uses FAA commercial drone pilots. Our drones are equipped with:

Voice Box: With a voice box, agents can communicate with possible intruders and scare them off. They will also be able to communicate with those faced in disaster situations to let them know that help is on the way.

Video Footage: Video footage allow agents to record for later. This can mean recording a suspect or the property so that it can be utilized in the protection detail.

Thermal Imaging: With a thermal imaging camera, agents will better see criminals at night and be able to follow them. They also allow agents to find victims of disasters much more effectively than the human eye alone.

Spotlight: A spotlight can be used to help find victims of natural disasters and scare off potential intruders.

Learn more about the only Executive Protection Company using drones by giving us a call today.