‘Drone Unit’ for British police brings crime fighting to the skies

As drone technology continues to improve, we can expect to see police and fire services making much more use of the flying machines.

We already know how a camera-equipped drone can transform the work of filmmakers, opening up the possibility of awesome aerial footage captured at a fraction of the cost of hiring a helicopter and pilot.

Gradually waking up to the myriad of possibilities that drone technology offers, an increasing number of other organizations and businesses are incorporating the flying machines into their daily activities, using them to expand and complement existing operations while at the same time making their work more efficient.

Fire and police departments, for example, are already taking advantage of the technology, with the New York City Fire Department, for example, now using a custom-built remotely controlled copter to give firefighters on the ground extra — and highly valuable — information about a blaze

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