Dedrone Honored with 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

November 17, 2021

Company Recognized for Groundbreaking Airport and Aviation Security Solution

New York City, ISC East - Dedrone today announced it is the recipient of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for Airport and Aviation Security from American Security Today for its airspace security / counter-drone solution.

 "‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” said AST’s Publisher, Michael J. Madsen.

Dedrone was selected for its ability to protect airports, airlines and passengers from drone threats. Dedrone differs from other counter-drone solutions because it leverages AI/ML capabilities to detect, identify and track nearly 300 different drone types while virtually eliminating false positives. Dedrone currently protects over 20 airports worldwide including Newcastle International Airport in the U.K.

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the pre eminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and today in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness - Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to keep our nation secure.

An exclusive event featured on the opening day of ISC East the Northeast's largest security industry event, and the inaugural Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, nearly two hundred representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them - providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.

The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and in the days that followed, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into New and Innovative ways to secure our homeland -which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer David Pekoske joined AST and spoke to attendees who traveled from across the U.S. and abroad to participate, on the topics of his efforts to ensure smooth and timely holiday season traveling, COVID-19 mandatory vaccinations, how they are addressing the recent increase in in flight passenger disturbances, as well as the overall critical mission of the TSA, and innovative new approaches his administration has undertaken since taking office. Former Police Commissioner William Bratton of the NYPD, the BPD, and former Chief of the LAPD was also live at the event.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

“We are honored to be recognized for our achievements in Airport and Aviation Security by American Security Today’s distinguished 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for advances in protecting people, property and information from the threat of drones, said Dedrone’s CEO, Aaditya Devarankonda. “This award is a clear indication that Dedrone enables security leaders to secure their airspace against the threat of unauthorized drones. As a trusted partner to 100 public and private customers around the world, Dedrone is dedicated to ensuring safety in the skies.”


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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, in the cloud or access via Dedrone’s AirspaceSecurity-as-a-Service (ASaaS), Dedrone customers can detect, classify, locate and, where authorized, mitigate unauthorized drone threats. Established in2014, 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 and follow @Dedrone on Twitter, Vimeo, and LinkedIn.   


About American Security Today

American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Homeland Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety Industry, focused on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiatives and hottest technologies in physical & IT security on the market today.

AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly, and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™’.

To learn more visit, or contact AST by email at or phone 646-450-6027.

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