PureTech Systems Adds Automated Drone Deployment for Security Response

The integration of video analytics and geospatial capabilities are combined to automatically dispatch a drone to an alarm location.

PureTech Systems Adds Automated Drone Deployment for Security Response

High resolution cameras, excellent stabilization measures, lighter materials and better battery life have combined to make drones efficient surveillance platforms.

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Wide-area perimeter surveillance software solutions provider PureTech Systems has released its latest capability, which provides for automated dispatch of a security drone to an alarm location.

The alarm can originate from sensor sources capable of providing a location including PureActiv geospatial video analytics, radar, acoustic buried/fence sensor, UGS, access control, contact alarm and user input.

High resolution cameras, excellent stabilization measures, lighter materials and better battery life have combined to make drones efficient surveillance platforms. PureTech System states it has leveraged these technology advancements along with its industry leading video analytics and flagship geospatial management system to provide automated security response that includes drone dispatch, flight path guidance to the alarm location, continuously updated drone location and camera field-of-view on the GIS map, and live video from drone mounted cameras.

“Recent technology advanced have made drones a very attractive security surveillance tool, providing an additional layer of automation, detection and response,” says Eric Olson, PureTech Systems vice president of marketing. “This integration, allowing for the automatic dispatch of a drone or UAV to a security event, is the first step in what we envision to be a robust technology roadmap, utilizing PureTech Systems’ patents related to airborne operation and detection from moving platforms, our know-how in sensor integration, use of geospatial methods, deep learning and further evolution of drone technology to bring remote security and automation to the next level.”

Other key features of the Dispatch-drone-to-alarm include:

  • Takeoff/return: fully automated drone start, take off and return.
  • Flightpath guidance: automatic upload of waypoints to direct the drone to the event location. The integration also allows for flight plan changes and waypoint additions after initial dispatch.
  • Live video: live streaming video to the PureActiv geospatial video management system (VMS) during all stages of the mission. Full support of both visible and thermal camera feeds, including recording, playback and forensic review.
  • Target detect & monitor: automatic drone stand-off distance and altitude calculation for fixed camera payloads to ensure view of target, as well as, the ability to maintain target in the camera view via drone heading control.
  • Pan/tilt/zoom control: if outfitted, remote p/t/z control in hover mode.
  • Drone position tracking: drone location tracking and route display on map-based VMS.
  • Drone status indication: operator display of real-time drone status and health condition.

The first integration was performed with The Perimeter, a hybrid gas-electric multicopter drone from the company Skyfront. The Perimeter, which is said to boast a record-breaking five-hour endurance and more than a 100-mile range, will be featured with PureTech Systems’ dispatch-to-alarm capability at customer demonstrations.

“The combination of the Perimeter drone and PureActiv video management system is a cost-effective, scalable, and fundamentally better way to secure very large installations. Property owners can have eyes on the ground at the site of a breach, miles away, in less than five minutes. We look forward to demonstrating this solution to customers with PureTech Systems,” says Troy Mestler, CEO of Skyfront.

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