First Responders

First Responders Caught In Drone Usage Pros and Cons


First responders - simultaneously using and fighting drones

In emergency scenarios, first responders face several risks and challenges, unrelated to the emergency itself and caused by malicious drone owners, or by conflicts of interest.

First responders can become unintended targets of drone-based terror attacks. Additionally, malicious actors could deploy drones to obstruct the efforts of first responders to aid victims or take control of the situation. Moreover, first responder live operations often face a lack of orchestration between the different parties that typically attend emergency sites:

  • the different teams of first responders themselves
  • journalists and reporters who want to cover the sensational item and capture high-quality footage
  • crowds of curious people who may or may not hover in the sky with their own UAVs just because they want to post a ‘cool’ story on Instagram

Integrated counter-drone solutions: best suited for first responders

Sentrycs’s Integrated counter-drone solutions can be deployed in a matter of minutes, or even mounted on a vehicle, thus always “ready to go” when an emergency occurs. It can protect either a permanent or temporary no-fly zone, a protest march, or a convoy.

It also comes with additional advantages:  

  • It creates collateral damage or interference with authorized drones or other communications or navigation systems. 
  • It enables the standard usage of first-responder drones during live operations as it does not impact authorized drones. 
  • It allows for safe mitigation by taking over the drone’s communication with its remote control, flying the drone to a safe altitude, and landing it in a predefined area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sentrycs can be set up and operational in under 20 minutes... Also, there’s an option to have a vehicle-mounted system already operational that would be running as soon as it arrives at the site.

It is mandatory for first responder CUAS to be able to differentiate between friendly and rogue drones and immediately take action.

DTI systems that require line of sight are not relevant for first responders.