According to Lauris Freidenfelds, Senior Project Manager for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, “For the most part, laws have arisen to protect the privacy of citizens and businesses from surveillance by drones. While initially it was the federal law that applied to all, many state and municipalities are now trying to get exceptions for law enforcement and public safety use. As we encounter incidents of terrorism in public gatherings, drones can be a valuable response and observation tool.” Simply put, strong and comprehensive drone policies are an essential tool in the healthcare sector’s security arsenal.
Freidenfelds recently examined this topic is his article “Healthcare security: Why developing a drone use policy is essential” for Healthcare Facilities Today magazine. In the piece, Freidenfelds explains the myriad of laws regarding drone use and FAA waivers / requirements, as well as the benefits of and uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in healthcare. In addition, he explains why developing a drone use policy is essential, and offers expert insight on what this policy should include.
About the Author
As Senior Project Manager, for fire protection, life safety and security industry leader Telgian Engineering & Consulting, Lauris Freidenfelds is responsible for the project management of complex projects, focusing on security and emergency management for the healthcare sector.
His 40+ years of experience include extensive knowledge of operational security, technology and emergency management programs. And, as a former Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness for a major metropolitan healthcare system, he has direct experience with emergency management personnel and operations including planning, organizing, and directing security programs and activities, as well as with the development and coordination of disaster preparedness plans, and the mitigation of, preparation for, and recovery from hazards and disasters.
Nationally recognized for his industry expertise, he has provided security consulting for some of the country’s most recognizable facilities, from the Mayo Foundation, to Memorial Hermann Hospitals, to University of Chicago Hospitals and US Veteran’s Administration Hospitals, plus more.
In addition to the recent “Healthcare security: Why developing a drone use policy is essential” article for Healthcare Facilities Today magazine, he is the author of numerous technical papers and informational security articles in publications such as Info Security magazine and Security Technology & Design, among others.
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