FlytBase & Firnas Aero to Provide Turnkey Solutions for Aerial Security Patrols in Saudi Arabia

In light of current global events, utilizing drones for autonomous & repeatable aerial patrols to guard properties, assets and large facilities 24×7 has become a necessity. Companies are witnessing first-hand the business value of adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for aerial surveillance.

Enterprise applications require a robust security solution that encompasses everything from reliable hardware to intelligent, feature-rich software. With a limited workforce available on-site, and the uncompromising nature of the security sector, UAV solutions are rapidly becoming the key to monitoring people and property.

To help business users adopt an end-to-end solution that can easily scale to drone fleets for commercial operations, FlytBase and Firnas Aero have partnered together recently, with a focus on security and surveillance.

About the Companies

FlytBase, Inc., a Silicon Valley company, provides drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. The FlytBase technology platform allows easy deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (eg. DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulator and APIs for reliable testing and seamless integration.

FlytBase’ cloud-connected offering, FlytNow, enables users to easily control and manage a fleet of drones remotely. An intelligent fleet of drones can be put into operation, supported by mission planning, geofencing, live-video streaming & sharing, etc. FlytNow also has advanced capabilities such as precision Landing, AI-based detection, and support for thermal cameras.

Firnas Aero, a company based in Saudi Arabia, is a pioneer in the drone industry specialising in Drones-as-a-Service(DaaS). Inspired by the father of aviation, Abbas ibn Firnas, Firnas Aero is a progressive company committed to utilizing the power of aviation technology in the form of
Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) to solve business challenges.

With a focus on Drone as a Service (DaaS), Firnas Aero provides unparalleled inspection services using their industry-grade Unmanned Aerial Systems. By exploring the client’s challenge, developing the software required and then integrating it into their customized hardware, Firnas Aero provides fast implementation, more accurate results and eliminates the risks associated with dangerous inspections.

Why the Partnership?

While drone technology has rapidly matured in recent years, it remains imperative for companies in the commercial drone industry to partner in the development and commercialization of integrated drone security solutions for businesses. To this end, Firnas Aero is integrating FlytBase’s intelligent fleet management software, FlytNow, with the relevant drone hardware platforms, so as to deliver turnkey surveillance solutions to local authorities. Additionally, Firnas Aero will also leverage AI-based features and ‘edge intelligence’ to deliver advanced capabilities like intruder detection, precision landing, collision avoidance, night vision, etc.

As Tariq Nasraldeen, Founder CEO of Firnas Aero puts it, “We remain focused on utilizing the power of aviation technology, especially Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs), to solve pressing business challenges. Connecting people to each other is the idea at the heart of all aviation, and this partnership with FlytBase empowers our users to access real-time video feeds over the cloud, and even control their drones remotely – with the intent of 24×7 security.”

Nitin Gupta, FlytBase CEO, added, “This partnership with Firnas Aero leverages our expertise in drone automation software with their world-class services to support security enterprises in the Middle East. Given the recent events, and the urgent need to minimize human exposure to unfriendly environments, we are witnessing a rapid adoption of drone solutions for aerial security and surveillance. We expect this partnership to help customers automate and scale their operations, save time and costs, improve safety, and ensure security.”

To learn more about FlytBase’s solution, visit flytbase.com.

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