Kentucky Department of Corrections
Kentucky Department of Corrections is getting ahead of drone threats, including contraband delivery and spying, with Dedrone technology. “The presence of a drone and any kind of disturbance resulting from that is a major threat not only to the safety of the staff that work in the facility but also to the offender population that live in the facility,” shares Coleman Morrell, a leader in the Emergency Management team at Kentucky DOC.
Dedrone’s proactive drone detection is used as a diagnostic tool, building intelligence around the scope and problem by auditing airspace. Dedrone technology is completely passive and complies with federal and state privacy laws. A drone emits radio signals in order to communicate with its operator, and Dedrone sensors analyze these signals to detect drones, identify their manufacturer, determine their location, and provide a range of other information to mitigate drone threats and provide airspace security. After reviewing the analysis from DedroneTracker, the Kentucky DOC Emergency Management team can translate that information into strategic security protocol changes.
With Dedrone's drone detection technology, Kentucky DOC now has the upper hand in protecting their airspace from unwanted drones.
Since we have installed the Dedrone software and hardware protections we now have an alert that gets generated anytime a drone enters the airspace. The setup of those sensors have given us hard numbers on which facilities are experiencing drone traffic and what frequency. Also gives us a really important piece which is "time of day". Stuff thats flying after dark is particularly concerning for us.
COLEMAN MORELL, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, KENTUCKY DOC