Detecting marijuana fields is a difficult task for small police departments. Until recently, the only option to finding hidden sites growing the drug was to employ helicopters, a cost only the largest police departments can absorb.
Today, Drone can give 1st responders an 'eye-in-the-sky', no matter how small the budget. Not only can drones can enter narrow and confined spaces, but they also produce very little noise, preserving the element of surprise. Equipped with thermal or multi-spectral imaging sensors, drones offer a potent solution to combating crime.
For Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, the faster the search begins, the better the chance of saving a life. Overhead video of the search area allows for better coordination of the search effort. Traditionally, helicopters provided this function, but at high operational costs.
UAS provide a quick, inexpensive solution to incorporate aerial assistance in any SAR operations. Able to launch within minutes, drones provide SAR leaders real-time video feed, as well as thermal imagery, from the air. At Argos, we have teamed with MIDSAR to help those in our community find the ones they love.