Drones have saved 1,000 lives thanks to thermal cameras (and a life-bouy bomb!)

Mavic 3T Thermal Side by Side image of buildings
(Image credit: Future)

One of the more enjoyable product tests I got to undertake recently was the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal, because I used it to play a sophisticated game of hide-and-seek. I was only simulating a missing person, though; in real life, the number of happily resolved dangerous situations (recorded diligently by the DJI team) has now clocked up at 1,002 and counting.

• The best thermal drones are saving lives

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook