With the recent involvement of drones in emergency services, it is very uplifting to see them actually getting praise. This would mean that they actually have an effect on the field, and a significant change at that.
A drone has been getting media attention for its police work in Ensenada, Mexico. This situation is particularly interesting since drone use made a significant impact on the city’s overall crime rate. Best of all, it is only one drone doing all of it. Yes, that’s correct. One drone – like Superman watching over Metropolis – is responsible for the change.
The Lone Guardian of Mexico:
The city of Ensenada has over half a million people residing in it. It can be quite the daunting task to oversee it. Especially if you are just one drone. But this one actually managed to make a difference. In a city that is estimated to require at least a dozen drones to monitor, this lone guardian made a significant dent.
The change is so impactful it can’t help but get attention from other police departments. Many of which are starting to consider getting one for their arsenals as well. The DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter cut the crime rate in Ensenada by at least ten percent since it started. Ten percent overall, but in the burglary statistics, it goes over thirty percent, with over 500 arrests.
Change for the Better:
The drone is pretty busy it seems. Police in the area use it for up to 25 missions on a daily basis alone. This makes it an incredibly essential cog in the inner workings of the department. With its powerful onboard camera, it can track areas and give officers visual on the target. Truly, a bird’s eye view of any situation can make police work more efficient. With a drone, you can spot potential threats, you can see at a great vantage point, and you can record for evidence. It can do a lot of things necessary in the line of police work, and people are starting to notice.
This drone also cuts a lot of unnecessary danger for police officers in duty. The drone can act as a first responder in an emergency call. With it scouting potentially dangerous spots, officers can go in with data on their side. Meaning no more running in blindly into armed individuals. Scouting the air also narrows down where police would search later on. Efficiency and safety, all in one great machine.