Hyderabad-based global engineering and technology solutions company Cyient partnered with the Cyberabad metropolitan police to provide drone-based surveillance technology to implement the Covid-19 lockdown in the city.
The drones have been equipped with surveillance cameras, thermal imaging sensors as well as battery-operated speakers to make public announcements, the company said in a statement.
“By providing situational awareness on a real-time basis, the technology gives (the) police the means to understand and deploy resources very quickly to manage evolving situations,” the company said.
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Cyberabad is also known as the Ranga Reddy district or RR district. It has an area of 7,500 square kilometres, with the 2011 Census placing its population at 2.4 lakh.
“Their drone-based surveillance is assisting our ground forces to monitor sensitive areas in the city. Visuals from the drones are enabling correct decisions on moving forces to sensitive areas,” the official handle of the Cyberabad police tweeted.
This is not the first time that drones have been deployed to aid with the Covid-19 crisis. Three days ago, Seattle-based drone technology provider Jungleworks partnered with the Panipat district administration of Haryana to deliver daily essentials to over 886 quarantined individuals.