Case Study: Corporate Espionage

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Volke is the world's leader in technical development in automobile design


Espionage of their intellectual property by competitors using unauthorized drones


-> Automatic drone alerts
-> Distraction of cameras
-> Covering prototypes

Bringing a New Level of Competition

Volke is the world’s leader in technical development in automobile design. For more than 30 years, they’ve developed well-engineered vehicle prototypes, from the initial idea, to series production readiness. Protection of their intellectual property is paramount as they build and test vehicles on their outdoor tracks. When they started seeing drones in their airspace, and spy cameras taking images, they came to Dedrone to develop a surveillance and defense system, ensuring their airspace was protected from competitors.

Spies in the sky infringing on intellectual property


Dedrone surveyed the land around Volke's car tracks, R&D and manufacturing facilities to assess where there were gaps in their security, and Dedrone's DroneTracker would be most effective. Volke was then served by four cameras, two MultiSensors, and one RF Sensor, creating a network of secured airspace, and alerting them to a drone in their airspace when it was one kilometer away.


  • Early drone warnings
  • Automatic mitigation
  • Locating pilot
  • Forensic evidence
  • Drone reports

Sensor network

RF Sensor


IP Cameras

"Dedrone's cost-efficient and effective drone detection software platform enables us to protect our newest automobile prototypes from industrial espionage and snooping photographers".

Guido Naujoks, Volke

Integration in existing security

Volke has invested significant time and resources into developing a comprehensive, on-ground security program, including building high walls and integrating strategic landscaping to deter trespassers.

Volke worked with Dedrone to set up the DroneTracker to automatically deploy an alerts and contermeasures when drones are present.

Covering prototypes
Covering prototypes immediately
Distract cameras
Switching light on to distract cameras
Covering prototypes
Recording evidence incl. flight path
Locating the pilot responsible
Locating the pilot responsible

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