Case Study Government
DroneTracker Secured Presidential Debate Against Rogue Drones
According to acting Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, the presidential debate of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, was “(...) arguably the most significant security event in the last 30 years in Nassau County.” The entire campus was not only declared an absolute no-fly-zone, but also drone detection technology was implemented to protect the faculty, students and debate participants against intruding UAVs. In cooperation with AirVu, a global security and unmanned system provider for specialized onsite staffing, logistical and planning support, Dedrone installed the DroneTracker System across the campus.
“A no-fly-zone cannot keep people with criminal intentions from flying their drones in the restricted area. This is why we had to upgrade our security concept and implement counter-drone technology as well.”
Detective Lieutenant Kenneth Strigaro,
Track the drone's flight path and determine its starting point and destination.
Inform the Nassau police officers about the drone and where it is heading.
Search for Pilot
Inform the security where the drone is coming from so that they can immediately trace and arrest the pilot.
Video evidence of each drone intrusion is recorded and provided for further investigations.
The Temporary Installation of the DroneTracker
Dedrone and its partner AirVu created a plan with an optimal set-up and alignment of DroneTracker sensors to cover the most critical areas of the site.
Five DroneTracker Event Kits were set up at the designated spots. Two Multi Sensors had 30° video lenses, two 60° lenses and one a 10° lens.
The DroneTracker was connected to the University's computer network and to the security center that had been established on the campus for the debate.
Before the beginning of the event, the drone detection system was tested with different drones.