Thousands of public safety departments across the U.S. have adopted sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system) technology to assist in daily missions such as firefighting, search and rescue, crime scene analysis, surveillance, hazardous material spills, etc. While the standard RGB imaging systems are very helpful in many of these scenarios, adding thermal imaging to drones has proven to be an invaluable asset for public safety teams. By putting thermal imaging capabilities on drones, first responders are able to gather intel and make life-saving decisions faster than ever before.
FLIR and DJI—A Winning Combination
You cannot talk about sUAS thermal imaging capabilities without talking about the collaboration between FLIR and DJI. FLIR is the global leader in thermal imaging infrared camera technology and DJI holds approximately 74% of the market share for drone aircraft purchases—their partnership has produced industry-leading products such as the Zenmuse XT, Zenmuse XT2 and the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. In addition to their thermal imaging technology, FLIR has more DJI compatible products on the way including a multi-gas sensor that will help firefighters and hazmat teams identify chemical hazards and threats without putting themselves in harm’s way.
Search & Rescue Operations
SUAS thermal imaging solutions allow rescue teams to locate living targets in the dark, trapped underneath rubble, in dense foliage and other locations that are unreachable or not visible to the naked eye. Due to the body heat that humans give off, targets can be easily spotted by thermal imaging systems and located through the drone’s built-in GPS system.
Firefighters are able to use thermal imagery to quickly pinpoint hotspots, locate potential victims and identify potential hazmat issues. By gathering this real-time information, commanders can allocate resources more efficiently and rapidly deploy teams to where they are needed most.
Florida Drone Supply is an authorized DJI dealer selling drone equipment and accessories all over the world. Our team is well versed in UAV technology, products and training, and is available to help you find the perfect solution for your thermal imagery needs. If you are interested in learning more about sUAS thermal imaging solutions, please contact us by e-mailing email@example.com or calling us at (855) 8-DRONES.