Bring a new level of safety to your officers and the community with a Drone as First Responder (DFR) program.
Get real-time frontline visibility — anytime, anywhere, with DFR. Imagine if every patrol car had a smart drone in the trunk. Every city had drones docked in strategic locations. And every command center had operators ready to fly drones remotely 2 — an advantage only offered by Skydio’s Remote Flight Deck. With a Skydio Drone as First Responder (DFR) program, you don’t have to imagine. It’s here, now.
With a DFR program, drones can deploy from vehicles or roof-top docks and reach any scene at speeds up to 45mph — empowering the frontlines with a clear picture of what’s happening on the ground.
By getting to the scene ahead of first responders, drones act as their eyes and ears — giving them real-time situational awareness for better tactical decisions. Drones can also be piloted by a remote operator, allowing those on scene to focus on what’s happening in front of them.
Public safety is built on trust between the community and those that are sworn to keep it safe. Skydio drone programs are designed to provide officers with the visibility needed to deescalate situations and the transparency to align with your community’s expectations.
Ready to fly day or night. In rain or shine. And when equipped with Skydio’s NightSense technology, the X10 will be able to fly autonomously and see in zero light environments. Which means Skydio DFR can help fight crime and save lives 24/7.
Respond to incidents faster.
Increase solve rates.
Reduce shooting and use of force.
Improve call prioritization.
Reduce crime rates.
Get an aerial view every time you need it with autonomous drones anyone can fly. Simple, comprehensive training for your entire organization that covers every drone in your program.
Get to the scene even faster. Speed drones to incidents ahead of your officers by keeping them docked in strategic locations. Live stream the scene to responding officers while drones provide situational awareness.
Activate drones automatically when you get 911 calls. Integrate with 3rd-party applications (like ShotSpotter) for even quicker response. Faster intelligence informs better tactical decisions.
Partner with a team who knows what you’re up against every day. Our team members have worn the badge, and have years of experience on the frontlines with the NYPD, Las Vegas Metropolitan PD and Chula Vista PD. You’ll also work closely with trailblazing agencies, first to build their own DFR programs.
Federal and State grants can go a long way in making DFR a viable long-term solution for your agency. Our Success Services team can help you with grant writing to qualify for the grants that are available to you. We can even help you learn how to best position your agency to help you secure the funding you need.
We know FAA regulatory hurdles seem daunting. But our Regulatory Services team also knows just what it takes to implement DFR from a regulatory standpoint, and can streamline getting you through the waivers process.
When seconds matter, it’s critical to fly with confidence, on patrol or remotely — day or night. Our training is designed to instill that confidence. We offer both online and live training as part of our Success Services. And, we have a partner who delivers delivers Part 107 certification training.
Skydio offers a complete system. Hardware (drones and dock), software and 3rd-party integrations all work together to give you the real-time visibility you need — anytime, anywhere. It starts with Skydio X10. A drone that can fly autonomously and see at night with NightSense technology, while the FLIR Boson+ sensor provides advanced thermal imaging capability. And with 5G connectivity, patrol can activate X10 and hand off control to a remote pilot.
Deploy drones from strategically located Skydio Docks and get on the scene fast. Using our Remote Ops software your operator can pilot remotely from a browser and live stream so both command and patrol have full situational awareness. Integrate with your 911 system and third party apps (that detect gunshots, for example) and you can also fly missions automatically and fully autonomously.
Axon network includes Axon Air's support for live streaming, location and fleet management of Skydio drones, live streaming of Skydio drone video and location directly into Respond, and direct upload from Skydio drones into evidence.com for CJIS-compliant chain of custody for Skydio's high quality evidentiary photos and videos.
Avoid country-of-origin concerns with an aerial solution designed, assembled, and supported all right here in the USA, and is fully NDAA compliant.
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1 Always fly X10 in compliance with applicable laws and according to the Skydio Safety and Usage Guidelines
2 Remote piloting and continuous live-stream are dependent on cellar network connectivity. BVLOS permit required for remote flight.