May 7, 2013 -- During the morning commute on Tuesday May 7, 2013, a Toyota Camry, traveling northbound on Highway 404 just north of Toronto, crossed the median and crashed into oncoming southbound traffic. Six vehicles were involved in the crash. The severity of the accident caused the highway to be closed, in both directions, for more than 5 hours while the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) collected and recorded evidence, and cleaned up debris.
April 24, 2013 - Last week, the Technical Secretariat of Human Settlements Irregulars (TSHSI), started using new technology to monitor the Mount Sinai area (northwest) from the air – with the aim of preventing the construction of new homes within the territory protected by the Presidential Decree 607. With a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Security Reserved Zone water covering the Santa Elena complex will be monitored daily.
April 29, 2013 -- Increasingly key components on foreign battlefields, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are slowly starting to trickle back home. And with its Canadian-made Aeryon Scout, Halton Regional Police are on the forefront of domestic drone use.
Purchased in 2009, the Scout is used for a variety of public safety missions, including search and rescues and accident investigations. Last year the drone helped Halton Police find $744, 000 worth of marijuana growing in a Milton farmer’s field.
The rapid development of unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems promises to change the way a host of services will be delivered to the gas, oil and mining sector. The versatile flying craft can carry payloads ranging from high-resolution cameras to other sophisticated sensors and can provide an array of functions ranging from surveying to leak detection and security flyovers.
April 13, 2013 - OPP Sergeants Dave Woodford and Brad Muir describe the process of major traffic accident investigation and how new technologies like the Aeryon Scout are providing substantial time and cost savings for public safety agencies, and the public.