by Brianna Crandall — April 13, 2018 — Of interest to facilities managers (FMs) who are considering buying or renting an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone) in order to increase security at their facilities or to inspect for leaks or maintenance issues, Blue Skies Drone Rental recently announced a strategic partnership with Israel-based ParaZero Drone Safety Solutions to provide state-of-the-art parachute safety systems for popular drone models.
Under the agreement, Blue Skies Drone Rental will provide sales of ready-to-fly (RTF) kits with the DJI M600pro and other popular models, including support and training on the safety systems.
Todd Knighton from Blue Skies Drone Rental remarked:
Drones are becoming increasingly popular and are being used in proximity to crowds of people more often, and safety has been a major topic of discussion in the drone community. Also, drones are carrying increasingly expensive payloads such as professional cinematography cameras, technical sensor payloads such as LiDAR, thermal/IR and multispectral sensors. These SafeAir parachute safety systems will be of high interest to folks who operate drones in the vicinity of people or who mount expensive payloads to their UAVs.
We evaluated various manufacturers of parachute safety systems and found the ParaZero systems to be one of the best out there.
ParaZero SafeAir parachute systems incorporate patented technology to safely and immediately activate a parachute, while simultaneously cutting power to the motors, whenever indications of a crash (such as power loss or excessive pitch or roll) are detected. The parachute is deployed in a similar way that a car airbag is deployed. On descent, a loud buzzer sounds to warn bystanders of the descending drone.
Blue Skies Drone Rental, founded in 2014, provides full sales, services, training and support to the expanding commercial drone market in the industries of photography, professional cinematography, construction, agriculture, engineering, surveying, inspection, police, security, fire, and SAR.
ParaZero Drone Safety Solutions, founded in 2014, designs and manufacture customized safety systems aimed for the professional commercial drone market. Its products are being used by both manufacturers and service providers around the world.