Paladin Drones

We deploy drones to 911 calls for instant situational awareness

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A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds.

When dealing with emergencies, every single second could mean the difference between life and death. But so many public agencies simply don't know enough when at the scene. The location could be inaccurate, or there could be a traffic jam, and the only way to find out is after reaching there. This wastes time, and in an era where information is availible a fingertouch away, it's unacceptable for everyday heroes to not have the same access.

At Paladin, we want to minimize any guesswork involved, and provide as much information to the people who need it most. Our UAV platform is an autonomous tool, designed to give responders the situational awareness they need, without sacrificing someone to control the drone. A department using our platform can save at least 2 minutes in response time, and decrease operational costs by at least $100,000.

gps_fixedHere's how we do it


We've incorporated a simple, 2-step system to give you instant access to any emergency scene.

1. Choose a destination

The destination can be either a coordinate or a street address - we connect directly to your CAD system

2. Takeoff

The nearest drone to the emergency will automatically take off, and provide you with a live view on our app.

Our software handles everything else in the background; security, safety, weather warnings, video stream, and route planning. This way, you can focus on saving lives.


Divy Shrivastava, CEO


Divy is a Thiel Fellow who was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, studying engineering. During the summer of 2016, he witnessed a fire take away a family's entire home. Since then, he has been committed to helping firefighters improve their response efficiency by bringing drones to the public safety industry.

Trevor Pennypacker, CTO


Trevor was a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying electrical engineering and physics as part of their VIPER program. He was mentored by his local fire chief while growing up, and wants to use his knowledge of autonomous robotics and vision processing to help make their lives much easier.


Interested in a demo, pilot program, or have a general question? Get in touch, and email us at


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