Neptune Terminals

INdustry

Critical Infrastructure

Attendees

Employees

350

Location

Vancouver

Highlights

  • Located in Port of Vancouver, Neptune Terminals plays a crucial role in the global economy as one of the largest distributors of Canadian products, including steelmaking coal and potash, to global markets. Airspace security and unauthorized drone activity is a growing safety risk for Neptune Terminals, which is why they turned to Skylock, a technology partner of Dedrone, to help protect employees and operations from any disruption from an unwanted drone.
  • Neptune Terminals deployed Dedrone technology to quantify drone activity, and from there, apply that information over time to develop a strategic counter-drone technology program that fits their environment and risk profile, and mitigates their drone risk.
  • With the integration of Dedrone’s drone detection technology, including the RF-100 and DroneTracker, Neptune Terminals now has a 24/7 drone detection strategy. Dedrone technology automatically alerts Neptune Terminals’ security teams whenever there is a drone in the area while recording all incidents, and is continually assessing and addressing the ever-changing and increasing risk posed by drones.
Neptune Terminals strives to be the safety leader in the bulk export industry, and we are continually assessing new opportunities to advance and strengthen our operational security, including protecting our lower airspace against drone threats. Unauthorized drones at Neptune Terminals threaten the safety of our workers, our facilities, and daily operations. With the Dedrone counter-drone system, we can quantify our drone threat and apply DroneTracker analytics to better understand the vulnerabilities to our lower airspace. We look forward to advancing our airspace security program this year with additional Dedrone technology, and ensuring our operations remain secure from interruptions.

Stacy Bell, Environmental Systems Specialist, Neptune Terminals

Challenge

Unauthorized drones at Neptune Terminals pose a risk to the physical safety of workers and the security of operations, and increase the possibility of facility damage.

Solution

With a minimal investment, Neptune Terminals, in partnership with Skylock, took the first step and installed Dedrone’s RF-100. As a Dedrone technology partner,Skylock facilitated the installation and training of Neptune Terminal’s new Dedrone system. This plug and play drone detection technology has allowed Neptune Terminals to collect accurate data, quantify unwanted drone activity in their airspace, and better understand their vulnerability to drones.

Result

As a result of taking the first step to secure their airspace, Neptune Terminals confirmed the level of drone activity in their airspace. Now that they have a baseline of DroneTracker data, Neptune Terminals can identify patterns in drone activity and help prioritize a more robust Dedrone drone detection solution. Neptune Terminals’ data-driven approach has allowed them to work with operation and security leadership to establish immediate and long-term airspace security protocols. As they collect more data, their vulnerability to drones will continue to reveal itself, allowing them to make data-driven decisions, develop a complete counter-drone technology strategy, expand their current capabilities, and increase safety and security for their employees and operations.

Want to learn more?