Game of Drones: Aerial Intelligence for Public Safety
Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and
data management, today announced that it will be partnering with the St.
Cloud Police Department to demo Cape Aerial Telepresence at the 2018
International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference (IACP) and
Exposition on October 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating its
125th year, the IACP serves as a foundation for leaders in public safety to
discover new innovations and resources to implement into safety strategies.
Live from the IACP trade show floor in Orlando, Florida, police chiefs
from around the world will have the opportunity to remote pilot Cape-enabled
drones stationed approximately
away in St. Cloud. The live demos will give
IACP attendees the opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of drone
integration and real-time aerial intelligence for public safety programs,
including real-time video sharing, improved drone flight safety tools, and
rapid incident response.
“For public safety agencies everywhere, access to real-time aerial visibility gives teams the crucial insights they need to make quick and informed decisions in order to keep their communities and teams safe,” said Chris Rittler, CEO of Cape. “Alongside the St. Cloud team, we’re excited for the opportunity to give our country’s top police chiefs at IACP a real-world look at the application and impact of drone integration.” Across the globe, police departments and first responders rely on Cape Aerial Telepresence to improve the safety of their teams and communities, increase operational efficiency, and enable innovation. As a leader in aerial telepresence, Cape is a select participant in the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in partnership with the city of San Diego, where Cape-enabled drones will be used by the Chula Vista Police Department to support emergency response efforts.
“Cape Aerial Telepresence is a crucial component for public
safety agencies looking to maximize their investment in drone technology,”
said Pete Gauntlett, St. Cloud Chief of Police, Dir. Public Safety.
“The insights teams are able to gain with aerial visibility both enhance
situational awareness and improve resource management, which ultimately allow
us to better serve our communities.” Additionally, the company has had success
with similar public safety initiatives around the world, including its work
with the city of Ensenada, Mexico, where drones equipped with the Cape
Aerial Telepresence platform were used to reduce crime rates by more than 10
percent and improve emergency response times by 90 percent. Furthering its reputation as one of the global leaders in the drone
software space, Cape is one of the first and only companies in the U.S. to be
awarded precedent-setting waivers under both Section 333 and Part 107
regulations, and has performed flights in the U.S., Mexico, Middle
East, and Australia.