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Drones enables aerial monitoring during the lockdown

Drones enables aerial monitoring during the lockdown

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With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, modern technologies like autonomous drones have turned out to be an ideal tool in the battle against the pandemic. Whether for aerial monitoring, emergency response or urgent delivery of blood samples and medicines, UAVs can be deployed to help those in need, without putting human helpers at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

Since practicing social distancing and isolation has become a prime necessity to prevent the spread of the virus, India has seen a rapid adoption of drones by public health and safety authorities.

FlytBase, an enterprise drone automation company has built FlytNow that has enabled police authorities to keep eagle-eye vigilance over the situation. FlytNow is an Internet of Drones (IoD) platform that allows seamless integration of intelligent fleets of drones with cloud-based business applications. FlytNow has been incubated by FlytBase, a Pune-based start-up, funded by Department of Science and Technology.

FlytNow is currently being used by Police of many states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The IoD platforms assists the Police officials to stream live multi-video feeds from multiple drones to their control room, thus providing situational awareness and enabling them to respond quickly to emergencies.

The system also allows drone operators to help the police while remaining in the safety of their homes, eliminating the need to be present on the field. Whenever a request was triggered, operators could fly a drone from their home terrace and stream the video feed directly to the central dashboard.

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