How Nightingale Is Making Aerial Security a Reality

With its intelligent drone infrastructure perched atop commercial and industrial end users’ solutions, Nightingale Security yields more expansive protection and faster response.

How Nightingale Is Making Aerial Security a Reality

Nightingale Security is based in Mountain View, Calif.

Scoping Out RAS System Specs & Capabilities

Nightingale Security’s robotic aerial security (RAS) service offers a comprehensive bird’s-eye security view for its commercial and industrial clientele. Among the key features, the RAS system offers: autonomous takeoff, patrol, landing and recharging; routine, prescheduled flight missions; live video streaming to multiple people simultaneously; dual sensor (visible and thermal); scalable platform for integration of new applications; autonomous navigation to points of interest; object recognition and following; and data retrieval and video 24/7 from secure data storage.

Below are highlights of the base station and drones.


  • Rooftop mountable with unistrut metal framing system
  • Automated lid opening and closing
  • IR landing beacon and drone centering mechanism
  • Powerful internal PC supports OTA updates and allows for future expandability
  • Autonomous contact charging of drone
  • Operating voltage: 110/220VAC
  • Cellular, WiFi or local network connectivity
  • Dust and water resistant (rain, snow)
  • UPS backup power for emergency operations• Sensors for remote monitoring of base station health and base station surroundings
  • Dimensions: 168 cm wide X 158 cm long X 91 cm tall


  • Top speed: 64 kilometers per hour
  • Flight time: 30 minutes (fully loaded with sensors)
  • Battery charge time: 100% in 45 minutes / 80% in 20 minutes
  • Maximum of 13 operational hours per unit per day
  • Operational radius of 4 kilometers• Long-range encrypted datalink (~2 kilometers) or cellular-based C3 (command, control & communication)
  • Gimbal mount camera sensor stabilization
  • Video stream formats supported: Adobe HDS, RTMP, HLS, Microsoft Smooth, MPEG DASH, RTSP/RTP
  • Allows sensor swapping for additional capabilities• Precision landing for automated base docking/charging
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Dimensions: 93 W X 83 L X 28 T cm

Check out this photo gallery on the Nightingale HQ and its offerings

Erin Harrington has 20+ years of editorial, marketing and PR experience within the security industry. Contact her at

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3 Responses to “How Nightingale Is Making Aerial Security a Reality”

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  2. Remi Ojo says:

    Good afternoon afternoon , i’m representing a company who needs the kind of drones for the operations in the oil facilities they cover, can you entail us about estimated cost of the drone, then again i don’t see the height it can cover in your technical details.

  3. […] the more applicable AI use cases Jack Wu, co-founder and CEO of drone system integration specialist Nightingale Security. He predicts these to become very popular soon: “Currently, we’re seeing object detection as a […]

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