- Drone Uses
- Why ideaForge
Caused by a novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). At this point in time, there are no vaccines or drugs that are 100% effective against this virus. The only non-pharmaceutical preventative measure to control the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing.
Globally, governments are taking measures and enforcing lockdowns to flatten the curve and ensure that the health infrastructure is not overwhelmed with the influx of positive cases. At its peak, over 50% of the world’s population was under lockdown with constant focus on social distancing.
All over the world, authorities are facing challenges such as lack of situational awareness among on-ground personnel and citizens alike, increasing instances of lockdown violations, identifying people who are at risk and sanitization of affected areas.
To overcome these challenges, drones have been deployed for boosting security and surveillance efforts, monitoring current and potential crowd hotspots, delivery of essential supplies and spraying of disinfectants. The live feed from these drones provides the necessary intelligence to strategy teams and ground forces to pre-empt corrective measures and tackle situations on-the-go.
ideaForge drones have been deployed in more than 10 states in India to conduct day and night surveillance of public spaces, monitor building terraces and rooftops, gain on-ground situational awareness of areas not covered by CCTV network and prevent unlawful activities. In fact, ideaForge’s rapid development processes and technological prowess enabled the organization to address on-ground challenges of authorities by developing the Megaphone drone in record time. With the megaphone drone, authorities can conduct real-time surveillance and make live public announcements to issue guidelines, orders or deter suspects.
ideaForge drones are useful in conducting surveillance in densely populated areas with narrow roads and streets that hinder on-ground patrolling. The drones allow surveillance operations to be carried out from a safe distance. This reduces the risk of infection among the frontline forces significantly. The drones are utilized by authorities as force multipliers in contact tracing, enforcing lockdown and ensuring social distancing practices are adhered to.
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