When a person intrudes on a property, a security team may first locate and then apprehend the trespasser. With drones, this response becomes three-dimensional. Technology can alert security to the presence of an intruding drone, and technology can eliminate the intrusion.
With smart airspace security in place, security providers can look be-yond the immediate yet illegal instinct to eliminate the threat by force and instead turn to existing standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to advance their response protocols before, during, and after a drone incursion.
Smart drone detection technology automatically alerts security providers when an unauthorized drone en- ters protected airspace. Sensors capture information about the aerial intruders, including the type of drone, flightpath, and location.
But how should security teams react when an unauthorized drone enters protected airspace?
For organizations beginning their airspace security program, key to the success of their counter-drone tech- nology is creating proactive response protocols in the event of a drone incursion.
As technologists, we are consistently talking about product features. While having the most com- prehensive airspace security solutions is vital, the technology is only as good as the security teams who use them. A philosophy of develop, test & enhance is essential for security teams and must be considered adjacent to the technology investment.
The consequences of drone incursions can be costly, from operational downtime to physical prop- erty damage and even data breach. With early detection and in-depth data, security teams can protect operational continuity, prevent losses, and regain control of their airspace.
Airspace activity data must first be collected an analyzed in order to build a threat profile and to strategically implement SOPs. This data...RF sensors, cameras and radar. Sensor information is then analyzed from the AI/ML driven DedroneTracker. Analytics can be accessed via DedroneTracker or fed into Command and Control (C2) systems.
With smart airspace security data, security teams can then leverage informa- tion to develop data-driven SOPs for every stage of the drone incursion.
Spectators are excited to be back in arenas and stadiums, following a historic international shutdown of in-person, live events. As stadium and venue security managers continue to adapt to new health and safety protocols stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, another rising security concern remains persistent and escalating – the risk of drones.
Today is the best day to begin analyzing your stadium airspace security and building your drone standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Drones can be used to surveil practice and games, infringe on broadcasting rights, threaten fans and players, and cause careless interruptions to operations and delaying game play. Stadium managers do not want to be caught off guard when a drone intentionally or unintentionally flies from a tailgate to the field, under cover of night.
The process to begin an airspace risk assessment is simple and in line with common physical and cybersecurity practices that are already established and proven effective.
Preakness Stakes 146, held in May 2021, featured a new airspace security program at Pimlico Race Course, which was powered by Dedrone. As a result of installing Dedrone, Pimlico security team and local law enforcement developed and launched response protocols in the event of drone incursions.
Dedrone’s automated alerts provided actionable intelligence, including drone and pilot location, to Pimlico security. Dedrone’s solution, including integrated cameras, visually identified multiple pilots, providing Pimlico security the necessary intelligence to track aerial trespassers down and halt unauthorized flights. Pimlico’s partnership with Dedrone allowed them to implement and execute a successful drone response program resulting in zero drone disruptions on race day.
Drone disruptions at stadiums are not new, but more people realize how easy it is to cause damage and harm to a stadium, how impactful these drone events are to operational continuity, and a team or stadium’s reputation. Drones may appear as a part of a broader exploitation plan – check out the site before entering it to identify vulnerabilities, or even spy on practice games to gain the competitive advantage. As more facilities re-open after the COVID shutdowns and return to normal operations, onlookers will want to take the view into their own hands, just like the drone pilots who shut down Major League Baseball Games in 2020.
Start your smart airspace security program today with Dedrone, and begin to test, rehearse, and enhance your existing standard operating procedures for drone intrusions.
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Correctional facilities around the world face a persistent threat: drone-based contraband infiltrating their secured walls. As more facilities adopt airspace security technologies, not only are they taking an active approach to counter the drone threat, but also apply airspace security intelligence and insights into their standard security operating procedures.
Among the top threats presented by drones are contraband delivery, and hostile surveillance. Contraband entering a facility, including drugs, weapons, and cell phones, can easily snowball into larger issues. Bad actors may survey a corrections facility to observe staff or inmate movements, or aid in escapes. Today, over 50 correctional facilities around the world integrate Dedrone’s smart airspace security insights and intelligence to protect their response protocols and protect operational continuity.
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Prison security teams can act today to ensure safe operations against drones. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) at prisons are advancing with new information from drone detection systems, and offers a plan of action for corrections security leaders to add Dedrone software, DedroneTracker, insights and intelligence into their SOPs.
Ultimately, the only drone that matters is the one that a corrections security team does not want in their airspace. Corrections teams can protect their airspace today by assessing the true nature of drone activity over their operations. With early detection and in-depth data, corrections facility teams can protect operational continuity, prevent contraband deliveries, and maintain control of their airspace.
Start today by assessing the true nature of drone activity over your site. With early detection and in- depth data, security teams can protect operational continuity, prevent losses, and regain control of their airspace.
As more drone regulations go into effect, supporting the productive use of drones in our society the increasing the use and number of drones in our airspace, law enforcement will play a larger role. In Feb- ruary 2021, a drone pilot was caught flying in restricted airspace over the Super Bowl and was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with violating national defense airspace. If convicted, the drone pilot will face a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison.