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05/03/2020
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Drones Are Vital – First Responders Tell Senators

First Responders from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District – who both use DJI drones – share success stories with the Californian Senate Select Committee; Senators told that drones are an ‘absolute force multiplier’ and help public safety crews do their jobs more efficiently, effectively and safely; Senators urged to ‘remove any barriers’ which deter agencies from adopting UAS; Meeting hears that transparency was key to allaying initial public concerns about privacy. Drones are a force multiplier and are essential for public safety and enhancing disaster response,... Read More

02/03/2020
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DJI Vows To Maximize The Potential Of Drones In The USA

Key DJI public safety officials tell Heliguy USA that they want to develop drones to best suit the needs of first responders; Having recently joined DJI, retired U.S. fire chief Wayne Baker wants to enable public-safety departments to utilize drone technology; The plan is to focus on deeper UAS integration, easier adoption of the technology, better scale-up pathways, and more focused partnerships; Drones have ‘massive potential’ for public safety, having already rescued more than 350 people around the world; DJI also plans to ‘better support’ its enterprise channel partners, such... Read More

20/01/2020
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Enhanced Safety and Better Decision-making – New York Fire Department Benefiting From Drones

Find out how drones are benefiting New York City Fire Department (FDNY); Captain Michael Leo describes drones as a ‘game changer’ – vital for situational awareness, rapid response, and enhanced crew safety; FDNY utilises a fleet of DJI aircraft, including the M210 and Mavic 2 Enterprise Series; UK-based Heliguy interviewed FDNY at DJI AirWorks 2019, as part of our launch into the USA to serve the enterprise and consumer drone market. The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is benefiting from drones – gaining vital situational awareness... Read More

18/12/2019
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10 Tips For Building A Public Safety Drone Programme

A guide to building a drone programme for public safety operations; Tips include starting small, networking and learning from others, being vocal about your programme, and planning ahead for scaling up; DJI Gold Partner Heliguy supports more than 40 of the UK’s emergency services and we can help you start your drone programme thanks to our vast stock pool, bespoke public safety training, and in-house technical team. Organisations can also take advantage of our innovative Full Stack programme; Drones are key for public safety operations, providing vital situational awareness, helping... Read More

05/12/2019
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WATCH: Stunning DJI Drone Footage Showcases Our Incredible World

Watch incredible DJI drone footage which showcases some of the planet’s natural treasures; Aerial photographer praises the cinematic qualities of the formidable duo of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Inspire 2 with X7 camera, and says drones have increased his earnings as a photographer; British couple, who sold their house to embark on amazing adventures around the world, turned to DJI Gold Partner Heliguy as their prefered drone expert. They say: “Our experience of working with Heliguy has been second to none.” “What matters to us is... Read More

02/10/2019
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Drone Manufacturer DJI Brands US Data Security Fears ‘Misleading And False’

Global drone giant DJI has reiterated its commitment to addressing privacy and security concerns which have emerged in the USA, before stressing: ‘Your data is not our business’. Over the last few months, DJI has faced harsh accusations over its data security practices, while the so-called American Security Drone Act of 2019 aims to stop federal agencies and departments from buying off-the-shelf drones from China or any other country that are deemed a national security risk. DJI has constantly rebuked allegations that its drones are being used to collect and... Read More

02/10/2019
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Drones In Public Safety With DJI’s Romeo Durscher

Drones are saving lives, transforming the work of fire and police crews, and adoption rates are ‘skyrocketing’ – these were some of the key industry insights from Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public Safety Integration, during an exclusive interview with Heliguy at AirWorks 2019. Speaking to Heliguy’s content writer James Willoughby, Mr Durscher also set out his vision for the future of drones in public safety, addressed the challenges which face the industry, shared his tips for starting an enterprise drone programme and described Heliguy’s launch into America as ‘very,... Read More

01/10/2019
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How The DJI M210 Drone Is Transforming Aerial Inspections

“For inspections, the DJI M210 is our go-to drone, because it is easy to fly and it is more stable than any drone we’ve used before – which means we can get more work done!” Those are the thoughts of Toby Townrow, Co-Founder and Communications Director of Drone Evolution, as he reflects on his company’s dynamic workflows and growing UAV programme. The Welsh firm, which carries out a range of aerial work – from roof checks to generating 3D models for surveying – turned to DJI Gold Partner Heliguy to... Read More

07/08/2019
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Derbyshire Police’s First Female Drone Pilot Wants To Fight Crime And Inspire Others

“It’s an achievement to be labelled the first, however, I think it’s more important to ensure that I am not the last.” That is the inspirational message from PC Victoria Atherton after qualifying as Derbyshire Constabulary’s first female drone pilot. The dedicated police officer recently became a fully-fledged member of the Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) division after passing her flight assessment during a specialist ES-DOT (Emergency Services Drone Operators Training) course run by drone expert Heliguy. It was the culmination of determination and a drive for doing the right... Read More

05/08/2019
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How The DJI Inspire 2 Drone Reinvented A Filmmaker

An experienced filmmaker, who has used the DJI Inspire 2 to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal, has revealed how the drone and its cinematic cameras rekindled his passion for aerial photography. Having initially struggled to shoot quality footage with hefty and expensive equipment aboard a paraglider and other small aircraft – and initially not a fan of drones – a frustrated Chris Boyes was all set to give up his dream of breaking into the industry. But this all changed when he caught a glimpse of footage... Read More