Dedrone Announces Successful Citywide Airspace Security Deployment

November 2, 2021

Enabling major European city’s public safety and law enforcement officials to protect their citizens and infrastructure from airborne threats

Dedrone, the market leader in smart airspace security, successfully implements a citywide airspace security deployment in Southern Europe. Dedrone protects people, property, and information from drone threats across large footprint areas like cities, airports, and power plants.

A major metropolitan city in Southern Europe has deployed less than a dozen DedroneSensors to detect, track and locate drones and their pilots across the city center. The protected area includes internationally renowned tourist destinations, corporate and shopping districts, residential areas, and a port encompassing 50 square kilometers.

The high-security stakes for cities to protect civilians and infrastructure against unauthorized drones prompted Dedrone to develop a citywide capable airspace security solution for urban environments to offer law enforcement and local governments best-in-class drone protection. This citywide deployment follows short-term installations in European capital cities, including Berlin. Active today, the Dedrone Southern European city installation was launched in November 2020, revealing between 120-200 alerts of unauthorized drone activity per day and a 60% increase of unauthorized drone activity over the last six months.

“Cities of the future are embracing the integration of drones for productive uses including deliveries, inspections, and public safety, while also considering how to manage traffic and differentiate between authorized and unauthorized drones or even malicious drones,” shares Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “With public safety as our highest priority, Dedrone’s smart airspace security for cities allows local government and law enforcement to comprehensively monitor their airspace of all drone activity, including higher risk areas like critical infrastructure sites, airports, correctional facilities, and high-traffic pedestrian areas.”

Dedrone collaborates with local governments to develop a centralized, smart airspace security network that monitors cooperative and non-cooperative drone traffic. Dedrone’s Airspace Security-as-a-Service model enables local governments to access airspace intelligence and insights as a utility across the monitored area. Dedrone smart city offering will continue to roll out to additional cities in Europe and the U.S. in 2021 and 2022.

To enable cities to achieve smart airspace security, DedroneTracker fuses data from a network of sensors, using an AI/Machine Learning platform to produce critical drone activity information and situational awareness for law enforcement and security personnel guarding large public arenas. In February 2021, Dedrone announced their Remote ID offering, enabling customers to automatically receive both U.S. and EU Remote ID data through DedroneTracker as Remote ID regulations go into effect. Nearly 300 drones are currently in the Dedrone database and can be detected regardless of their cooperation with local Remote ID or other drone data broadcasting systems.

Dedrone offers an open platform enabling a layered-approach implementation with a single pane of glass view. Today, Dedrone supports dozens of approved integrations including sensors, Command & Control (C2) systems, alerting solutions, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems, and mitigation technologies so organizations can use best-in-class technologies to meet individual site needs and easily integrate into their existing security infrastructure.

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the market leader in smart airspace security. Dedrone’s counter-drone system is trusted by hundreds of commercial, government, and military customers globally to protect against unauthorized drones. With flexibility to host on premise or in the cloud via Dedrone’s Airspace Security-as-a-Service (ASaaS), Dedrone customers can detect, classify, locate, and mitigate unauthorized drone threats. Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in the Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London, and Germany. For more information about Dedrone and to reach our counter-drone subject matter experts, visit dedrone.com and follow @Dedrone on Twitter, Vimeo, and LinkedIn.   

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