Aptonomy, a provider of smart security drones, partners with guard companies to deploy its aerial security systems and more than triples the effectiveness of routine patrol and alarm response.
Aptonomy’s self-flying security drones are guided by artificial intelligence that detects and analyzes unwanted activity.
Aptonomy’s solution also integrates ground sensors that dispatch its drones to the location of the alarm.
The security system streams live video feeds from the drone back to the guard company, property owner and the authorities, in case the alarm escalates.
(See Aptonomy’s BlackHawk Aerial Security System Night Demo in Action. The BlackHawk is powered by advanced robotics and artificial intelligence. Demo of guard patrol tour and intruder response. Courtesy of Aptonomy and YouTube)
Deployments of Aptonomy’s drones are active across California and are quickly expanding across North America.
Aptonomy has partnered with several security integrators and guard companies, including Watchlight Corp., Paladin Private Security, and Admiral Security Service, to develop synergies and provide a complete high tech aerial security solution to end-users.
“We have increased our outdoor security efficiency several times over with Aptonomy’s drone system,” explains Paolo Piscatelli, VP at Watchlight Corp.
“In addition, the novel technology is extremely easy to use and has unlocked a new aerial security market for our company.”
“Aptonomy’s partnership has given us the ability to cover more space with less manpower. With the drone system, our guard force is able to respond to focused issues vs. random patrols,” added Joel Adams, Account Manager at Admiral Security Services.
“We hope to extend this solution to our clients and to capitalize on these synergies.”
“As Northern California’s largest mobile patrol service, we’re excited about this emerging technology,” said Matt Carroll, VP of Operations & IT at Paladin Private Security.
“Drones offer a strong alternative to traditional guard buyers at both a lower price point and with higher levels of effectiveness and reliability over human guards.
“We believe drone deployments will build on the success of the remote monitoring industry, bringing more security buyers to the patrol/response side of the industry that is our focus at Paladin.”
“We’re proud to be aligned with Aptonomy and have absolute faith that their products will lead the way into the next generation of private patrol methodology.”
Aptonomy is excited to continue to develop relationships with commercial partners and customers in the rapidly expanding Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) markets.
Deploying Drones to Help Police Officers Investigate Crime
Louisville, Kentucky was recently announced as a finalist for the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge and receiving $100,000 in funding for security drone deployments beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).
Louisville’s homicide rate has spiked in recent years and is now double its 10-year average.
(Learn how the rising homicides and violent deaths in Louisville are leaving lasting effects on Louisville families. Courtesy of 89.3 WFPL News Louisville and YouTube. Posted on Dec 27, 2015)
The City of Louisville will build on a recently installed gunshot detection system to dispatch aerial drones in the seconds after shots are detected — winning valuable minutes that will allow police to capture critical evidence from the crime scene to aid investigations.
Louisville will become the first city in the United States to use autonomous Aptonomy drones to respond to the sound of gunfire.
“The Mayors Challenge is looking for bold and innovative solutions to urgent problems, and our proposal, which combines new technologies to improve public safety, accomplishes just that,” explains Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky.
(Drones could soon be used to help track and investigate gun violence in Louisville. Courtesy of WLKY News Louisville and YouTube. Posted on Feb 22, 2018)
ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection solutions company is helping Louisville law enforcement officers and security personnel identify, locate and deter gun violence, and make their city safer.
Louisville’s drone program helps officers respond to a report of a gunshot faster than before, dispatching drones within seconds after gunshots are first detected.
The goal of the program is to enable first responders to capture critical evidence from the crime scene to aid investigations.
“Our proposal to integrate drones with ShotSpotter, part of our response to a community-wide challenge of reducing violence, is a great example,” added Mayor Fischer.
“We’re proud to break new ground that can offer lessons to other cities, and we’re glad to have ShotSpotter as a partner.”
Louisville and the other cities competing in the challenge each received $100,000 grants to help test technologies to track gun violence.
In October, the winning city will be given $5 million to expand on its technology.
(Learn More. Hear from Dolan B. (Facility Storage Manager) explain his experience with Aptonomy and all the advantages drone technologies were able to bring to his operation. Courtesy of Aptonomy and YouTube)
Aptonomy, is a leader in the development of autonomous industrial-grade Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for security.
Through proprietary software, Aptonomy’s robotic (self-flying) drones are equipped with artificial intelligence, anomaly detection and obstruction avoidance, drawing upon years of experience at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Lockheed Martin, DARPA, Army Research Labs and Intel Corp., amongst others.