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Airspace security technology leader Dedrone has been awarded certification from the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) for its counter-drone technology platform DroneTracker. DroneTracker detects,tracks, and identifies drones by using multi-sensor capability combining RF, radar, and optical sensors. The new CPNI drone detection standard is the first official validation of counter-drone technology. It enables organisations deemed to be of critical national importance to adopt drone detection technology with the assurance that it has been tested rigorously.
“Any organisation needing drone detection technology should consider platforms evaluated and tested by CPNI,” says Amit Samani, Dedrone’s regional sales manager for the UK. “Dedrone’s DroneTracker platform has successfully met CPNI’s rigorous testing standards,and this certification provides further assurances to our customers and partners that our system meets the security needs of the UK’s most sensitive infrastructures. We will continue working closely with government sector users,risk-critical sites, and major corporate customers to provide the most robust available airspace security and defence against drones and multiple drones.”
Dedrone’s multi-sensor system enables security providers to match the best-in-class sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) detection hardware with DroneTracker,Dedrone’s software. Radio frequency sensors, including the RF-100 and RF-300, provide flight path, localization, and classification of sUAS. A PTZ camera system adds localization information via optical and thermal detection, whilst a 3D radar system adds altitude data and detection of autonomous drones. Hardware data was analysed by DroneTracker 4.1, which provides a near-instantaneous decision regarding whether a drone is a threat, and allows security personnel to respond accordingly.
Dedrone creates customised airspace security solutions allowing organisations to identify, track, and eliminate sUAS threats. Dedrone’s solution is deployed to customers around the world,including three of the G7 countries, correctional facilities, utilities, airports, and corporations,among other public and private organizations.
Dedrone is a market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone counter-drone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures.