South Wales Police (SWP) has recently adopted the Fotokite tethered drone system, provided by Excelerate to assist in major event security, traffic management and on-going surveillance.
The Fotokite drone provides an unobstructed aerial view of any situation within minutes, as it is tethered to a power source within the ground station, allowing it to fly for extended periods of time. This makes it an ideal solution for recording and streaming footage, enhancing situational awareness and response strategies.
SWP has already seen the benefits of the Fotokite’s quick and easy deployment, as it allows officers to gain invaluable aerial footage, which can help them quickly assess any situation and identify potential risks. Live video can be streamed to a wider audience off-site for improved decision-making regarding resource allocation and response strategies.
The specialist camera of Fotokite can capture footage in low light conditions and provide thermal imaging for enhanced visibility. This can help police officers navigate through challenging environments and identify suspicious activity or individuals that may have otherwise been undetectable.
The implementation of the Fotokite tethered drone system is part of SWP’s ongoing commitment to embracing new technology to enhance the safety of officers and the public they serve.