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Industry can help allay public concerns that the U.S. government might overstep privacy bounds, Jensen adds. “That is something that is always a great concern. With technology, now it’s really easy to overcollect. That’s one of the things our types of technology can help with—that ability to really focus on what is important. For us to help collect just the important stuff helps in that regard. This is always that balance between privacy and security,” he says.

Unlike with video surveillance, people are not yet acclimated to drones as investigative and observation aids for military and police entities, says Neil Fretwell, operations director for Intelligence Software Solutions (ISS) Global. The company produces a widely used intelligence management software platform called Dfuze to provide mobile and network applications and streaming live video to law enforcement and military bomb squads, in particular.

“When you tend to a bomb scene on the ground, it’s very difficult to get an overall picture,” says Fretwell, a former investigator for London’s New Scotland Yard. “What you really need is an overview as to how big the actual bomb scene is. [The platform] helps in assessing the risk and any safety aspects that may be hidden, that you cannot see from ground level but can see from that elevated view. Any tool you have that can assist you in speeding up that process [is] almost a one-up for us against the terrorists.”

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