Singapore will monitor social distancing measures with drones

The government of Singapore combined with the police authorities will launch the use of drones to ensure the compliance of social distancing measures.

Singapore continues facing the covid-19 pandemic, the city-state is committed to the use of technology to control its spread.

Now it is the turn of surveillance from the air with drones, the government announced the implementation of the devices to control social distancing in public spaces.

Thus, the police authorities will use the air vehicles to detect any anomaly on public roads.

The drones are provided by the Israeli firm Airobotics, they are designed to detect large concentrations and send an alert in real time.

“Unlike the models controlled by operators, this system allows to cover large areas in an automated way and with a better cost-benefit ratio for police surveillance tasks,” said the members of the Science and Technology Agency Local Team.

How do drones work?

The drone system is based on a box that immediately changes the batteries without requiring human intervention for this process.

This allows it to increase its flight hours.

Airobotics drones are equipped with a camera that allows identifying if there is an agglomeration of people.

The vehicle sends an immediate alert if it detects any abnormal activity, as well as the location in real time.

These Airobotics drones have a weight of 10 kg.

Thereby, Singapore plans to reinforce the various measures of social distancing in order to control the rate of infections in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.