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How Tethered Drones Contribute to Securing Large Events

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Montana University Chief of Police Brad Giffin, and Cloud Cover Mission Commanders, Richard Simpson and Brian Zacherl, share their experience with the use of tethered drones in large events security. They deployed tethered drones on major events such as the Guns N’Roses concert hosted at the Washington Grizzly stadium, with more than 25 000 seat capacity.

Guest Speaker

Brad Giffin

Chief of Police Department @ Montana University 

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Key Highlights

  • Security challenges at the University of Montana: The University of Montana, located in Missoula, has over 10,000 students and features a main campus that includes a 25,200-seat football stadium, hosting major events such as concerts and football games.
  • Police drones for event security: The use of police drones provides a persistent surveillance capability that is crucial for monitoring critical incidents, managing crowds, and responding to emergencies during events.
  • Tethered drones vs. free-flying drones: Tethered drones, with their continuous and real-time surveillance capabilities, offer improved decision-making and coordination before, during, and after events compared to free-flying drones.

      Hosted by

      Brad Giffin

      Chief of Police Department
      @ Montana University 

      Brian Zacherl

      Former marine and Co-founder of CrowdCover 

      Richard Simpson

      Former marine and Co-founder of CrowdCover 

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