According to US federal statistics, the number of drone flights over sensitive areas or suspicious activities has jumped from eight incidents in 2013 to an estimated 1,752 incidents in 2016. American FAA says it receives 25 reports a month of drones flying too close to manned aircraft.
Agencies around the world are concerned that criminals will exploit drones in ways that pose a serious threat to safety. Potential threats include surveillance, chemical, biological or radiological attacks or attacks on large open air venues, airports, or industrial facilities.
Robodrone offers two drone defense options: passive detection and active neutralization.
The minimum you can do to stay within the bounds of the law is to raise awareness about “no-drone” zones that may exist around your facilities or events. Signage explicitly stating restrictions will make a negligent hobbyist less likely to fly where they shouldn’t, and clearly stated restrictions might make any anti-drone actions legally more defensible.
Work with your local law enforcement for worst-case scenario as there might be cases where authorities are willing to risk legal complications to preserve people or property. In this case, a plan must be in place prior to an incident and you must know what to do if and when disabling an intruding drone is absolutely required.
In July 2014, a drone narrowly missed colliding with an Airbus A320 as it was taking off from London's Heathrow airport. The plane was at about 700 feet when the incident occurred and BBC reported that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rated the incident as a "serious risk of collision," the top rating it can give.
The first step in mitigation of potential malicious drones is detection. Robodrone partners with Airsec to include active monitoring for drones in your security plans. If cameras or personnel are already monitoring your perimeter, entrances or sensitive points, we add awareness of airspace.
The radar is capable of identifying and classifying any drones spotted in your airspace. Though radio waves cannot be legally used to down a drone, it is admissible to scan an aircraft to determine its intent.
The ability to detect drones kilometres away in the distance is not enough. Intruding drones can be pre-programmed for autonomous flight without an operator, and can approach in swarms. Airsec is capable of detecting and eliminating multiple targets simultaneously, and is independent from active radio control.
Here is what happens when a potentially malicious aerial object is detected:
Robodrone - Airsec solution combines smart software, intelligent swarm of counter-drones with affordable radar, specifically built for drone detection and tracking. In doing so, the solution has achieved a capability and price level that meets the needs of the professional security market on a global scale.