BRINC Drones CEO Talks Drones and Police
Drones have always been depicted as something that can be a major player in the future of public safety. However, maybe there’s no need to wait for the future as these incredible inventions are already making a major difference today. Did you know that drones have the ability to smash through windows, open doors and provide communication between police officers and suspects?
This was the bombshell revelation that BRINC Drones CEO and founder Blake Resnick made on Fox Business News on Monday, November 1st in an interview with anchor Stuart Varney.
“We build tools basically in the service of public safety, said Resnick. “So devices that enable first responders to put eyes and ears places that are too dangerous to send a person.”
In the brief interview, Resnick revealed that currently close to 100 police stations employ drones from BRINC as part of their arsenal and all drones are built right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The American-made products are durable and designed to work effectively for operations such as fire, search and rescue and more.
For their first product, Resnick and team created the LEMUR S Drone. It is built with state-of-the-art technology and has features such as night vision, glass breaking capabilities, two-way audio, pilot assistance and an impressive 10 hours of perch time. Its battery technology is based lithium-ion chemistry and allows for 31 minutes of flight time. Additionally, thanks to a feature the team has labeled “Turtle Mode”, the mission isn’t over if the drone crashes and ends up on its back. It is programmed to simply flight itself over and relaunch.
Other impressive specs of the drone include live video, door opener capabilities and its ability to be programmed to take on various missions – making it incredibly modular and versatile.
The 21- year-old Resnick, a Las Vegas native, says he was motivated to find a way to improve public safety following the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting. In that tragedy, 64-year-old Steven Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. He ended up killing 60 people and wounding 411.
Four years later, the company is seeing massive growth with the LEMUR S drone at the forefront of its product line. In the last 10 months, it has transformed from just one employee (Resnick) to 60, showing that expansion is needed to evolve and improve. The financial outlook of the company is a bright one as well as BRINC has already raised 27.2 million dollars and plans to raise an additional 50-60 million in the next year.
As more police departments around the country begin to adopt first response drones and embrace this technology, we anticipate that BRINC Drones and companies like it will continue to grow and be at the top of your newsfeed.