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The Sky Guys have teamed up with NVIDIA, IBM and the University of Toronto to be awarded $750,000, from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), as part of the Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC). The group will work closely with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to develop an artificial intelligence-enabled drone solution to monitor Ontario’s 400-series highways in response to the Vehicle Occupancy Detection Problem Statement.
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Fellow Annex Business Media publication, Canadian Security, held its second Focus On event of 2017 last fall with a closer look at drones: the origins of the market, legislative and regulatory issues, ongoing privacy and ethical concerns, and the technology that is making all of this possible.
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TOLEDO, Ohio — The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks. What he didn’t know was that police had eyes on him from above.
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Drones present a huge potential for new surveillance and patrolling opportunities, but preparation is key. In this episode of Security Insider, brought to you by Canadian Security, hear from experts who talk about some of the major implications, including privacy, technology and regulation.

"We can show from the data that the public has a high confidence in the police use of these technologies," says Mark Aruja of Unmanned Systems Canada.

Watch the video above for more.
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DJI has unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns.
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Rajant, a provider of private wireless networks, says it has successfully conducted tests that show police forces can use sUAVs (small unmanned aerial vehicles or drones) linked with a mesh network on the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety band for aerial surveillance and pop-up connectivity.
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AVONPORT, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia say they are investigating after a drone distracted emergency crew at the scene of a car crash in the Annapolis Valley.
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LONDON — Two British police forces have combined efforts to create what they say is the nation's first police unit dedicated to using drones.
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Transport Canada's plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it's considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules.
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Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announce it has entered into a partnership with Peel Regional Paramedic Services to develop the first-of-a-kind AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) delivery by drone program for the Region of Peel.
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John Slater, CEO of Commissionaires Northern Alberta, says, if he could, he’d have an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, in the back of each of his patrol trucks in the future.
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau is cracking down on recreational drones with new safety restrictions to keep them nine kilometres from any airport and ban their owners from flying near people, buildings, at night and when first responders are at the scene of an emergency.
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About $250k worth of stolen equipment recovered on property. Drone used for locating equipment stored around the property.
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The OPP are deploying a drone at collision scenes and for search and rescue in the Thunder Bay area.
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As is tradition, SP&T News is once again cracking open the year ahead and shining the light on upcoming trends in the industry. This time we pegged a number of experts in the field to see which directions CCTV, drones, cyber security, smart cities and the integration services business are all headed. If we can be certain of anything, analytics, cyber threats and hardware price erosion are all here to stay.
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