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Public Safety Drones Market

Public Safety Drones Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Application, by Drone Type, by Mode of Operation : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Sneha Jaywant Kamble | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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The global public safety drones market size was valued at $1.1 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $3.7 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 13.1% from 2023 to 2032.

Report Key Highlighters:

  • The public safety drones market studies more than 15 countries. The research includes a segment analysis of each country in terms of value ($ million) for the projected period 2022-2032.
  • The study integrated high-quality data, professional opinions and analysis, and critical independent perspectives. The research approach is intended to provide a balanced view of global markets and to assist stakeholders in making educated decisions to achieve their most ambitious growth objectives.
  • Over 3,700 product literature, annual reports, industry statements, and other comparable materials from major industry participants were reviewed to gain a better understanding of the market.
  • The public safety drones market share is moderately fragmented, with several players including includes Skydio, Inc., DJI, Parrot Drone SAS, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Draganfly, Inc., Yuneec, Autel Robotics, Hoverfly Technologies, Tekever, and BRINC DRONES, Inc. Key strategies such as contract, product launch, partnership, and other strategies of the players operating in the market are tracked and monitored.

Public Safety Drones Market

Public safety drone is referred to as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is deployed by various public service agencies, including law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management, to enhance public safety and respond effectively to various situations. These drones are equipped with advanced technologies such as high-definition cameras, thermal infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar, making them valuable tools in surveillance, search & rescue, and incident response. Public safety drones in law enforcement are used for surveillance, crime scene investigations, suspect searches, and assessing potentially hazardous situations. They play a pivotal role in reconstruction and evaluation of post-accident scenes and crime scenes. Fire departments deploy drones for assessing risks, responding to disasters, delivering emergency supplies, and capturing footage for training purposes.

The growth of the global public safety drone market is majorly driven by rise in awareness of the capabilities and benefits of public safety drones, increase in need for streamlined operations, and government investments in R&D. However, stringent regulatory compliance and certification requirements as well as budgetary constraints hinder the growth of the market. On the contrary, an increase in emphasis on sustainability couple with rise in environmental awareness and technological advancements are anticipated to offer remarkable growth opportunities for the players operating in the public safety drones industry.

The global public safety drones market is segmented into application, drone type, mode of operation, and region. By application, the market is divided into search & rescue, firefighting, law enforcement, and others. On the basis of drone type, it is classified into fixed wing, multirotor, and hybrid. Depending on mode of operation, it is bifurcated into autonomous and non-autonomous. Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The leading companies profiled in the public safety drones market report include Skydio, Inc., DJI, Parrot Drone SAS, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Draganfly, Inc., Yuneec, Autel Robotics, Hoverfly Technologies, Tekever, and BRINC DRONES, Inc.

Public Safety Drones Market by Application

The North America public safety drones market is studied across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The market in this region is majorly influenced by the overall increase in adoption of drone by law enforcement and other public safety agencies. For instance, as per a 2020 study conducted by the Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone, 70% of the 1,578 public safety drone initiatives in the U.S. were dedicated to law enforcement, 20% were allocated to fire & rescue, and the remaining 10% were focused on emergency management.

In North America, regulatory frameworks supporting drone operations have been established. The bodies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada have collaborated on developing guidelines and standards to streamline the incorporation of drones into public safety operations. Moreover, with growing acknowledgment across industries of the diverse applications and advantages offered by drone technology, the manufacturing and deployment of drones have been witnessed to increase considerably to meet this escalating demand. The increased interest in advanced surveillance technologies and the rise in the emphasis on public safety measures have contributed to a significant surge in the public safety drones market demand.

In addition, the development of drone decks that enhance the operational efficiency of public safety drones is expected to notably contribute toward the market growth. Drone decks provide a reliable and efficient platform for launching and recovering drones. For instance, in October 2023, Skydio, a U.S. drone manufacturer specializing in autonomous flight technology, has introduced the Skydio Remote Flight Deck, a new solution enabling remote flight for Skydio X10 drones through a web browser over a cellular network. Operators gain the ability to launch or control drones within their organization from virtually any location, whether outdoors or indoors. This feature is especially advantageous for vital sectors such as public safety, utilities, construction, and transportation, facilitating a more seamless adoption of the improved safety and efficiency provided by remote drone operations. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the market in the region during the forecast period. 

Public Safety Drones Market by Drone Type

Rise in awareness of the capabilities and benefits of public safety drones

As public safety agencies and entities successfully deploy drones in various scenarios, the efficacy of these unmanned aerial vehicles becomes evident. Real-world situations, including search and rescue missions, accident responses, and law enforcement operations, serve as tangible examples illustrating how drones can augment situational awareness, enhance response times, and contribute to overall operational efficiency. 

Moreover, active participation in industry events and conferences exclusively focused on public safety and drone technology exposes professionals to the latest advancements and successful deployment stories, further contributing to increased awareness and knowledge within the field. For instance, in June 2023, Cameron Chell, President and CEO of Drganfly, Inc. was a keynote speaker at the upcoming Police Innovation Showcase 2023 on June 27, 2023, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The CEO is expected to explore the use cases as well as the sensors and equipment that help enable these drone applications.

This interactive session is anticipated to discuss the potential collaboration between drones and other innovative solutions in law enforcement. Such events foster collaboration, which, in turn, supports the growth and acceptance of public safety drones in law enforcement and related public safety sectors. In addition, educational initiatives, encompassing programs, workshops, and training sessions centered on public safety drone applications, play a vital role in fostering increased awareness. Such initiatives and programs are expected to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Increase in need for streamlined operations

Public safety entities, comprising law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency responders, frequently encounter intricate and time-critical scenarios. The incorporation of drones into their operational frameworks enables prompt and effective data collection, surveillance, and response. Drones, equipped with advanced sensors and imaging features, can provide real-time data, augmenting situational awareness and expediting decision-making processes. 

Public Safety Drones Market by Mode of Operation

The swift deployment of drones to incident sites, coupled with their ability to swiftly collect real-time data, contributes to accelerated response times. In urgent situations—where time is of the essence—drones can be rapidly dispatched to evaluate the circumstances, identify potential risks, and provide valuable insights to decision-makers. Furthermore, the rise in need for streamlined operations propels the adoption of public safety drones, as these unmanned aerial vehicles provide tools and capabilities that notably enhance the effectiveness, speed, and coordination of public safety.

Regulatory compliance and certification requirements

The public safety drones market faces constraints due to regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Conforming to stringent rules set by aviation authorities and governmental bodies is crucial for the lawful use of drones in public safety scenarios. The process of meeting these compliance standards and acquiring essential certifications is intricate and time-intensive, impacting both drone manufacturers and operators. The dynamic nature of drone regulations presents a challenge for public safety agencies to stay updated on the latest requirements, potentially impeding the swift adoption of drone technology. Moreover, the need for compliance monitoring and certification renewal imposes a continual burden, hindering the growth of the public safety drones market.

Budgetary constraints

Financial constraints act as a hindrance in the public safety drones market. Scarce financial resources present difficulties for public safety agencies and organizations seeking to invest in drone technology. The costs associated with procuring, maintaining, and training personnel for efficient drone use are substantial. Allocating funds for the acquisition of specialized drones, along with continuous expenses related to maintenance, software updates, and operator training, can strain the financial capacities of public safety entities. This monetary restriction is expected to impede the widespread incorporation of drones in public safety applications, thereby obstructing the growth and advancement of the public safety drones industry.

Growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental awareness

The emphasis on sustainability and environmental awareness is propelling the public safety drones market, favoring the utilization of drones over traditional fuel-driven aircraft such as helicopters. With a growing environmental consciousness, there is an increasing demand for technologies that offer eco-friendly alternatives. Public safety drones, being unmanned and frequently powered by electric or renewable energy sources, emerge as a more sustainable choice compared to conventional fuel-driven aircraft.

This shift to drone usage aligns with sustainability objectives, delivering a cleaner and more environmentally friendly solution for diverse applications, including search & rescue, monitoring, and disaster response. The migration from traditional aircraft to drones actively contributes to reducing carbon footprints, positioning these unmanned aerial vehicles as a preferred option for environmentally conscious organizations and communities. This trend fuels the adoption and expansion of the public safety drones market.

Public Safety Drones Market by Region

Recent Developments in the Public Safety Drones Industry

  • In September 2023, Skydio unveiled its latest enterprise drone, the Skydio X10. This drone is designed to cater to various industries, including defense, energy, public safety, transportation, construction, and communication.
  • In October 2023, Hoverfly Technologies, announced a partnership with Serverli, a leading provider of security services to enhance public safety through the utilization of tethered drone technology.
  • In March 2023, Draganfly, Inc. entered into a partnership with Lufthansa Industry Solutions to provide drone solutions for increased safety and accuracy to marine search & rescue missions as well as mapping operations.
  • In November 2023, BRINC DRONES INC, a U.S. developer and manufacturer of technology in the service of public safety, entered into a contract to deliver flagship drone model, LEMUR 2 to customers in US public safety agencies. The drones are used to de-escalate dangerous situations, assist in search and rescue missions, and improve first responder safety.  
  • In November 2022, Draganfly Inc. received contract from PromoDrone, a San Diego-based digital display drone company, to provide public safety drones technology for emergency management.
  • In May 2022, Skydio, a U.S. drone manufacturer specializing in autonomous flight, and Axon, a public safety technology company, partnered to empower public safety agencies. The integration enhances situational awareness for public safety applications, positively impacting first responders' safety and community service. The partnership underscores the growing significance of drones as a critical tool in public safety.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the public safety drones market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing public safety drones market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the public safety drones market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global public safety drones market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Public Safety Drones Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2032

USD 3.7 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.1%

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Forecast period

2022 - 2032

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Report Pages

255

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By Application
  • Search and Rescue
  • Firefighting
  • Law Enforcement
  • Others
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By Drone Type
  • Fixed Wing
  • Multirotor
  • Hybrid
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By Mode of Operation
  • Autonomous
  • Non-autonomous
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
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Key Market Players

BRINC DRONES INC., Hoverfly Technologies, Draganfly, Inc., TEKEVER, DJI, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Parrot Drone SAS, Autel Robotics, Skydio, Inc., Yuneec

Author Name(s) : Sneha Jaywant Kamble | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

The global public safety drones market was valued at $1,077.4 million in 2022, and is projected to reach $3,661.9 million by 2032, registering a CAGR of 13.1% from 2023 to 2032

The leading companies profiled in the report include Skydio, Inc., DJI, Parrot Drone SAS, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Draganfly, Inc., Yuneec, Autel Robotics, Hoverfly Technologies, Tekever, and BRINC DRONES, Inc.

The largest regional market for Public Safety Drones is North America.

The leading application of Public Safety Drones Market is law enforcement.

The upcoming trends of Public Safety Drones Market in the world are increase in emphasis on sustainability couple with rise in environmental awareness and technological advancements

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Public Safety Drones Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032