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Company Strengthening Global Presence with New Office in the United States
San Francisco, CA - February 23, 2016 - Dedrone, the leader in professional civilian drone early-warning and detection systems, today announced that the company is relocating its global corporate headquarters to San Francisco, California from Kassel, Germany. The move to a state-of-the-art facility in the Mission District enables the company to further establish its unique identity and culture in North America and create an environment that fosters client-centricity, innovation and collaboration.
To better accommodate Dedrone’s rapid global growth and increasing demand for its industry-leading drone tracking solutions, the company sought to relocate its corporate headquarters to San Francisco to enable further partnership with key sales and technology partners. The move will not only strengthen the company’s market position but also set the course for further development and growth. In addition, as North America sees more dangerous encounters from drones flown in contravention of FAA rules intended to safeguard airspace, Dedrone plans to work directly with influential industries within the US to minimize these threats.
“The rapid expansion of drones has required methodical solutions to manage issues that might arise from drone threats," said Tom Noonan, Chairman of the Board of Dedrone. “Dedrone’s innovative technology and research in drone detection has strengthened our security needs. Establishing Dedrone’s headquarters in North America will enable a broader relationship with added customer service, detection training, drone education and field service support.”
With its new headquarters in San Fracisco, the office will be more accessible to innovative drone startups, leading security companies and technology companies. This environment offers the best preconditions to establish stronger networks and value, as well as more efficient and effective interaction with Dedrone’s national sales force and strategic partners. The move will also allow the company to hire additional staff to accommodate its rapid growth, and increase Dedrone’s ability to attract key talent from across the Bay Area.
“Dedrone has seen significant growth and is on the cusp of its next big development step,” states Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and Co-founder of Dedrone. “Our technology is distributed worldwide by more than 100 partners like Securitas and Bosch Security Systems, but North America is the largest, fastest-growing market in our portfolio. This move will allow us to maximize our reach and stay the global leader in drone detection technology.”
Dedrone provides a professional civilian drone early-warning and detection system. Founded in 2014, the company has raised $2.9 million in VC funding, including an investment by successful security entrepreneur Tom Noonan (Internet Security Systems, JouleX). The company leverages acoustic and video detection technology to detect the drone threats faced by governments and industry. Once detected, it allows prisons and other facilities to react quickly, gathering contraband, locking down jail cells, and looking for pilots close by. The system not only provides real time video of the incident, but records the threat for video evidence. www.dedrone.com
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