By , Marketing Manager for Siklu, a 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Champion
Wireless video drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with cameras that serve several important roles.
These drones provide a unique perspective on security situations and can be used for a variety of security applications, including:
Wireless video drones can fly over a specific area and transmit high-definition video to a central monitoring station.
This allows security personnel to monitor large areas, such as industrial complexes, ports, and borders, from a bird’s-eye view.
In Australia, wireless video drones have been used to monitor large industrial complexes, such as mines and oil refineries.
The drones provide real-time video feeds to security personnel, allowing them to monitor the complex and respond to any security incidents that may occur.
Wireless video drones can be quickly deployed to an incident location to provide real-time video feeds to security personnel.
This can help security personnel assess the situation and respond more effectively.
Search and Rescue:
Wireless video drones can be used to search for missing persons or to assess damage in disaster zones.
By providing real-time video feeds, security personnel can respond more effectively and efficiently to these incidents.
In Japan, wireless video drones have been used to assess the damage and assist in rescue operations after natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons.
Wireless video drones can be used to monitor large crowds at events, such as sporting events or political rallies.
By providing real-time video feeds, security personnel can monitor the crowd and respond to any security incidents that may occur.
In several countries, including the United Kingdom and Germany, wireless video drones have been used to monitor crowds at sporting events.
These examples show the versatility and effectiveness of wireless video drones in various security applications.
By using millimeter wave technology to transmit real-time video feeds, wireless video drones can provide security personnel with a unique perspective on security situations, helping them to respond more effectively and efficiently to security incidents.
(Learn More about how drone video can assist public safety, in this brief introduction to DRONERESPONDERS, which was recognized in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Excellence in Public Safety and Disaster Response. DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite new aerial first responders, emergency managers, and SAR specialists under a unified organization to help them to learn, train, and test with one another, with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety, and countering the growing threats of rogue drones. Courtesy of DRONERESPONDERS and YouTube.)
Maximizing Drone Security with Millimeter Wave Technology
Wireless surveillance drones are becoming an increasingly popular solution for security operations. These drones provide a unique perspective on security situations and allow security personnel to respond more effectively and efficiently to incidents.
However, one of the key challenges in using drones for security is ensuring a reliable and high-speed communication link between the drone and the ground station. This is where millimeter wave technology like Siklu’s comes in.
Millimeter wave technology provides a high-speed, low-latency communication link that is well-suited for wireless surveillance drones.
Let’s take a closer look at how millimeter wave technology is unlocking the power of wireless surveillance drones and improving the effectiveness of security operations.
Millimeter wave technology solves the job to be done of a wireless surveillance drone by providing a reliable and high-bandwidth communication link between the drone and the ground station.
This makes it well-suited for transmitting real-time video feeds from the drone to the ground station, providing security personnel with real-time situational awareness.
The use of millimeter wave technology in wireless surveillance drones provides several key benefits:
High-speed and reliable data transmission:
Millimeter wave technology provides a high-speed, reliable communication link between the drone and the ground station, allowing real-time video feeds to be transmitted without interruption.
Millimeter wave technology has low latency, meaning that there is minimal delay in transmitting data between the drone and the ground station.
This is critical for real-time video feeds, as it ensures that security personnel receive accurate and up-to-date information.
In conclusion, millimeter wave technology can play a crucial role in enabling video security and security operations by providing high-bandwidth, real-time video transmission.
By using millimeter wave technology, security personnel operating wireless surveillance drones can monitor and respond to security incidents more effectively, providing a more comprehensive and reliable security solution.
About the Author
As the Marketing Communications Manager for Siklu, focuses on Thought Leadership, differentiation, partner/account-based marketing, nurturing leads & generating qualified ones.
Founded in 2008, Siklu is privately held and backed by leading investment funds and private investors, with a goal of bringing high-speed Gigabit connectivity to the world.
(Introducing Siklu’s mmWave wireless End-to-End solutions. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube.)
Siklu created the first mass-produced millimeter wave radio, the EtherHaul™ 1200, which is still the most deployed mmWave connectivity solution globally.
The company’s technology brings scalability, multi-gigabit capacity, and reliability to the world of wireless networks, and is dedicated to delivering great value through fast-and-easy-to-deploy solutions that deliver flawless, predictable performance.
Siklu Takes Home the Gold in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network Solution
Siklu MultiHaul TG N366
As the traditional wireless network spectrum becomes saturated with competing business and residential wireless networks and mobile devices, the physical security industry seeks a network video solution that can provide the low latency, high bandwidth, and guaranteed uptime required for mission-critical deployments.
Millimeter-wave systems use narrow beams that traverse your streets impervious to all other signals. That means no jamming, no interference, and complete security.
These price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast, simple deployment of secure, fiber-like, and future-proof connectivity.
Siklu’s MultiHaul™ TG N366 delivers Multigigabit fiber-like reliability and performance to wireless video surveillance networks using the 60 GHz millimeter wave spectrum to transmit information across security networks, providing interference-free (signal immune) and secured communication infrastructure that is separate from traditional wireless networks.
The MultiHaul™ TG system can stream many different devices simultaneously, such as HD and 4K video cameras and IoT sensors.
The MultiHaul™ TG system marks the release of Siklu’s 3rd generation point to multipoint 60GHz products, with Terragraph certification. The N366 provides 360 degrees Point to Multi-Point Connectivity for Physical Security and Smart City applications.
The solution consists of Nodes operating over millimeter waves in a redundant mesh topology that connects a suite of Terminal Units (TU). The MultiHaul™ TG family of products brings the advantages of mmWave spectrum – multi-gigabit capacity, immunity to interference, and massive amounts of the available spectrum – to an easy-to-deploy solution with the addition of L2 SDN mesh, enabled by Siklu’s SmartHaul™ Runner application, for stress-free coverage extension and multi-path reliability.
(Learn more. Siklu delivers multi-Gigabit “wireless fiber” connectivity in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, Siklu’s wireless solutions are used by leading service providers and system integrators to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube.)
Siklu’s MultiHaul™ TG N366 offers high reliability in a cost-effective point-to-multipoint form factor that makes installation by a single person a reality for system integrators and reduces the total cost of ownership for end-users.
*Siklu is a Returning ‘ASTORS’ Award Champion, having secured Wins in the 2020, 2019, and 2017 Homeland Security Awards Programs.
Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
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The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City.
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force, to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
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FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
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The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
In 2022 over 240 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields.
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From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
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