Airborne Drones

Surveillance entails the close observation of a person, infrastructure, group, behaviour, activities or other, for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing or protecting. There are several types of surveillance, such as stake-outs, GPS tracking, and camera observation.
A common limitation in traditional surveillance is that the observation is limited by the stationary position of the camera. Cameras are usually fixed on street corners or have to be handled manually by surveillance staff. Although aerial surveillance with helicopters is a good alternative, it is unfortunately a costly solution.
A novel solution to these problems is applying unmanned aircraft systems to facilitate are: easier, faster and cheaper data collection. The advantages of unmanned systems are: they provide overviews which normally require several cameras; can enter narrow and confined spaces and produce minimal noise. The unmanned systems can also be equipped with night vision cameras and heat sensors to provide imagery that human eyes cannot detect. This solution can dramatically increase the applicability, improve the quality, and decrease the costs, of surveillance.


Traffic monitoring is performed to collect data that describes the use and performance of the road networks. Traffic data is typically used to support performance, safety and maintenance of roads. The traffic data can be collected in two main ways: automatically using electronic equipment that is set to monitor certain roads at specific times or manually by visually observing cases.
Common types of traffic monitors are cameras that are fixed above the roads or helicopters. The disadvantage to these common measures is that they can only serve one particular purpose. The cameras cannot be moved around efficiently, whilst the helicopter is too expensive to use for repetitive monitoring.
Alternatively, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can provide both. These systems can be programmed using waypoint navigation to fly specific routes repetitively, or deployed for specific roads and situations. In addition, UAS are significantly cheaper than helicopters and could therefore be deployed more often than helicopters, which would increase overall traffic monitoring performance.


SWAT stands for Special Weapons and Tactics. SWAT teams are elite tactical units that are trained to perform high-risk operations such as hostage rescues. SWAT team members often carry specialized firearms, are equipped with heavy body armours and are aided whenever possible by aerial assistance.
Aerial assistance in SWAT operations facilitates tactical implementation of multi-angle information. Traditionally, aerial assistance is provided by helicopters. The problem with helicopters is, that they are not kept in rural areas, which slows down response time, they are very costly and require professional personnel; and are very noisy.
A safe and more efficient alternative to helicopters is the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). These unmanned systems have a very low noise footprint, cost much less and can be deployed instantaneously. As a result of the lower costs and easy deployability, aerial assistance can be provided more frequently to SWAT. Frequenter employment of aerial assistance in turn will lead to safer conditions for SWAT team members and civilians alike.


Poaching entails the illegal hunting, capturing or killing of non-domestic animals. Acts of poaching encompass failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act, hunting without a licence, hunting with illegal methods or hunting at illegal locations.
Anti-poaching measures include patrolling National Parks and habitats to protect the animals, discouraging poaching by removing horns preventively and tracking poachers. Since poaching is generally related to large habitats and parks, close surveillance and monitoring of parks is difficult. Aerial surveillance with helicopters can improve protection measures substantially. However, due to the high costs of helicopters, it is rarely a viable option.
An efficient solution to this problem is employing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to perform aerial surveillance. UAS can be equipped with cameras, thermal sensors and sniffers to detect poachers and hazardous gasses. The advantages of UAS’ are: is that they can cover large areas; yet cost only a fraction of helicopters; can be kept and carried on site; and have a very low noise footprint which don’t disturb the animals or alert the poachers.


AIRBORNE DRONES provides the facilities manager, surveyor, or security monitor with a complete airborne UAV platform, that enables remote sensing and record geo-referenced data types that, if required, can include:


 Airborne Drones recommends the AIRBORNE SENTINEL with Thermal and Optical Zoom sensors for Surveillance and Security Applications.
Airborne Drones focuses on the design, manufacturing and marketing long-range sUAVs (10 and 20kms), with payloads of up to 8kgs, for industrial strength commercial use. Long-range drone products have the advantage of huge benefits for commerce and business. Solutions can be developed and/or customised to meet specific client requirements. Services can include support and training during implementation, as well as post implementation.
Airborne Drones services an international base of clients ranging from South Africa to the UAE. Clients include representatives from the following industries: Marketing, Real Estate, Security, Agriculture, Game Farms, Wildlife Management, Electrical Installations, Telecommunications, Travel and tourism, Sheet Metal Manufacturing, Satellite Electronics, Wind farms, Industrial Rope Access, Restaurant and Food, Environmental Affairs.
Airborne Drones has a strong team of engineers dedicated to their customers.
We recommend the Airborne Sentinel systems for flying over populated areas as drones can recover and return to home in case of major system failure. The Sentinel is the ultimate security drone and you will never require any others for drone security.

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