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Automated drones provide security for Brazilian wind farms



Brazil ranks sixth in the world as the largest onshore wind energy producer. The country has the third-highest growth rate in wind farm implementation, surpassed only by China and the United States. With steady expansion over the past 10 years, there are currently 890 established wind farms across 12 Brazilian states, with 85% of them located in the Northeast region.


Installed in vast, often remote areas surrounded by dense vegetation, wind farm operations are compromised by criminal invasions, where perpetrators access the properties to steal copper wires, cables, equipment, and other materials.


Industry stakeholders report detecting almost daily thefts, which are challenging to combat even with armed surveillance and patrols, given the large, poorly illuminated areas that facilitate the criminals' escape.


To protect these installations, security managers have found an unconventional solution: a drone capable of performing automated flights 24 hours a day without interruptions. This technology, brought from Israel by the distributor Ôguen, is connected to a cable that supplies power and connectivity to the aircraft and can reach heights of up to 100 meters, equivalent to a 33-story building.


The drone is equipped with a thermal camera for nighttime operations and an optical camera with 80x zoom, capable of identifying people and vehicles from kilometers away. Additionally, it features artificial intelligence that identifies anomalies in the installation, ensuring active and preventive security.


"In addition to providing comprehensive aerial monitoring, the drone can also fly freely, without being connected to the cable. This way, it can be used for scheduled patrols, rapid response, and even inspections. It can also visualize targets even in complete darkness and arrive at the location much faster than any ground team," explained Hen Harel, CEO of Ôguen.

The solution is available throughout Brazil through Ôguen. To learn more about its functionality and determine whether the drone is suitable for your project, visit: www.oguen.com or contact us at +1 (123) 456-7890.

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