POLICE Magazine

APR 2019

Magazine for police and law enforcement

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50 P O L I C E A P R I L 2 019 software easily integrates with off- the-shelf drone hardware and comes equipped with safeguards such as us- er-defined automation and geofencing built into the platform to ensure easy and safe operations. Once the drone is in flight, users can log into the platform on any connected device such as smartphones and tab- lets and take full control of the drone to capture high-resolution video and 4K quality images. Additionally, users can also remotely and simultaneously view the live stream in real time with up to 50 authorized users using industry-best low latency. rough the Cape Cloud, the Cape Aerial Telepresence platform easily in- tegrates with both existing applications like CAD systems and additional drone hardware to give agencies 360-degree visibility and intelligence, which en- ables faster and more data-driven de- cisions. Data such as flight history and paths flown, drone IDs for maintenance records, and collected images and video are easily and securely stored on private portals through the Cape Cloud, giving officers the ability to save and review data to collect additional insights and learnings. e Cape Cloud offers the same level of security protocols used for activities like online banking and the portals are never exposed to external networks, ensuring all data collected is easy to access by authorized users while also remaining private and secure. Using Cape-enabled drones, agen- cies can quickly get eyes on situations, better respond with the right resources, and reduce response times. rough aerial intelligence, internal experts can easily access the platform and, in real time, see the situation at hand, share tactical and situational awareness with responding officers, and make quick and accurate decisions regardless of whether they're in the field or not. Ad- ditionally, with constant eyes on sit- uations, agencies can accurately and efficiently deploy the right resources when responding and can even help clear calls for service and keep ground units free for higher priority calls. For assisting officers and first responders, aerial visualization and real-time data can significantly improve situational awareness, helping better address sit- uations, improve outcomes, identify POLICE TECH PHOTO: CAPE Cape's pilot program with the Chula Vis- ta (CA) Police Department involves using drones not in the pilot's line of sight.

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