The Responder drone and Responder Station charging nest from BRINC is the first ever purpose-built hardware designed for Drone as First Responder (DFR) operations. BRINC’s integrated DFR solution marks a significant leap forward in drone technology. Responder drones are designed to arrive at 911 calls in less than 70 seconds, give first responders situational awareness before they arrive at emergencies, deliver life-saving medical payloads, lower response times, and clear low-priority calls without ever sending an officer. As municipalities experience police staffing shortages, BRINC's DFR solution can resolve approximately 25% of calls for service without dispatching personnel.

BRINC’s American-made Responder drone can support first responders as part of an agency’s automated DFR system, a patrol-led DFR approach, or as a manually deployed drone. The Responder can also deliver a wide selection of life-saving payloads, such as EpiPens, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), personal floatation devices (PFDs), and naloxone (Narcan). Its two-way communication capability facilitates instruction and can enhance de-escalation during tense confrontations.

Responder is equipped with a powerful camera payload, providing a detailed view to public safety personnel once it arrives on-scene. Capabilities include a Full HD, 40x zoom visual camera array, and a 640px thermal sensor. This industry leading thermal imager is capable of assisting firefighters identify hotspots in structure fires, or help search and rescue teams find people. Responder also has an emergency response vehicle livery, custom agency markings, red and blue lights, and an integrated siren.

Complementing the Responder is the Responder Station, a robotic charging nest designed to be placed throughout communities for fast response times. Responder Station ensures that Responders remain operational, protected from weather, and ready to spring into action at a moment's notice. Together, the Responder and Responder Station enable sub-5-second drone deployment.

Responder drones return to the nearest available Station after the completion of each mission to charge, from 0 to 100% in just 40 minutes.

This entire solution is driven by BRINC LiveOps, a drone operations software platform available on all modern web browsers. This allows for easy access on mobile devices, tablets, mobile data computers, and at real-time crime centers.

LiveOps provides:

  • Teleoperations: Fly Responder drones from anywhere in the world on a browser tab with your
    arrow keys.
  • Manage District-Wide Deployments: View calls for service and available drones, select a station to launch from, and quickly deploy drones to emergencies
  • 2-Way Communications: Provide life-saving instruction and de-escalate critical incidents
  • Augmented Reality Overlays: Contextualize live feeds by overlaying map data on drone video
  • Integrated Airspace Awareness: View local weather information, ADS-B data, ground-based
    radar detections, FAA map tiles, and more to deconflict airspace
  • Transparency Portal: Provide communities with flight logs and a program dashboard to promote transparency.
  • Integrate with Existing Public Safety Infrastructure: Connect with existing computer aided dispatch (CAD), digital evidence management systems (DEMS), 911 call systems and more.