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APR 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Ap RI l 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 8 Find out more about the software behind the everyday at genetec.com/protectingeveryday Everybody. Everywhere. Every day. Ordinary days require extraordinary protection. © 2017 Genetec Inc. GENETEC and the GENETEC LOGO are trademarks of Genetec Inc., and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. genetec.com is manned security," Wu said. Human guards perform a variety of tasks, Wu continued, listing patrolling, investigating alarms that may be false, and evicting trespassers from the premises— tasks which could put a person in danger. "Some of those tasks can be done cheaper, faster and bet- ter by drones. … Through their introduction of automation, we reduce costs while adding new capabilities," he said. "Let's take a look at … cheap- er, faster, better in the context of physical security. Cheaper: A drone can cost you less because it doesn't have a mortgage, car pay- ment, health insurance or food expenses. It happily works week- ends, it never complains or talks bad about a co-worker," he said. Wu continued, "Best of all, when it gets there, it's going to do a better job. It's going to record everything and stream that to everybody that's on the security team, and it sees in the dark [with thermal capabilities]." "In addition to improving margins by reducing your costs, we're also going to help you set foot in new markets," Wu said. Drones can assist companies even outside of their security applications, according to Wu. "With robotic aerial security, the data that we gather is useful to construction, logistics, infra- structure inspection and sur- veys," he said. "Now, that piece of infrastructure that you have on a customer's rooftop—that intel- ligent drone—can now be called upon to do other things." On a projector, Wu set up a live-streamed demo with several other Nightingale Security team members in the company's home state of California. Wu controlled the drone from a tablet here in Florida. When the video feed came up, one attendee said it was lucky that it wasn't raining during the demo. Wu responded: "We love the rain, it flies in the rain. … It really shows the product in its element." Wu asked the drone to fly directly through a couple of no- fly zones pre-designated for the demo, to show how the drone intuitively avoids such areas while flying between marked points. He showed the audience different camera feeds including a thermal FLIR camera. Wu discussed several deploy- ment scenarios for physical security applications. "[One] is autonomous threat response— or ATR. When there is an alarm, the system will automatically dispatch a drone to the alarm's of the physical security industry, Wu said. "It can integrate with existing VMS, PISM, alarms and sensors–elevating the usefulness of the existing security infra- structure as a whole. For the first time, you'll have a tool, providing real-time situational awareness, day or night, from almost any- where at your facility." "One of the first services that we see that's going to be affected in the air, there's us: Nightin- gale. We provide a service called robotic aerial security. It's a fully autonomous drone infrastruc- ture system of base stations, drones and software. It provides autonomous, 24/7 physical secu- rity by using real-time aerial surveillance and data gathering." Robotic aerial security, or RAS, should work with other elements n ightingale s ecurity displays drone capabilities "I'm here to talk about the major change robotics is bringing to the physical security [industry]." —Jack Wu, Nightingale Security dro NES see page 10 Continued from page 1

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