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Dedrone Secures World Economic Forum Annual Meeting from Drone Threats

January 29, 2018

Airspace security startup Dedrone returns to the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to protect airspace for world leaders

Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, today announced a successful deployment of their technology at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The airspace security company provided drone detection for the second year in a row, working with local police departments and security advisors.

Dedrone technology was used by local police of the Canton of Graubünden, who were responsible for ensuring the safety of domestic and foreign visitors. The installation incorporated Dedrone’s radio frequency sensor and other passive sensors including cameras and microphones. Data collected was analyzed through DroneTracker software, which utilizes advanced, machine-learning algorithms, enabling security personnel to automatically and reliably detect the difference between drones and other moving objects in the airspace.

Over 3,000 attendees attended the week-long event. “The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting is headlined by the world’s most compelling politicians, scientists, and leaders, who have security teams dedicated to every aspect of their travel. The police of the Canton of Graubünden recognize the risks that drones pose, and for the second year in a row, have relied on Dedrone’s technology to protect their airspace,” shares Joerg Lamprecht, CEO, and co-founder of Dedrone.

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting airspace was monitored in real time and, if necessary, police could intervene and stop a drone threat at an early stage. "With Dedrone, we have found a completely reliable and innovative partner who complements our protective measures in the area of drone defense with their technology,” shared a spokesperson with the Canton Police of Graubünden. In the event of an intrusion, the police were provided drone defeat technology from H.P. Marketing & Consulting Wüst, (HP Wüst).

In addition to incorporating Dedrone technology to protect their airspace, the World Economic Forum announced the launch of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity, a multistakeholder platform aimed at creating a safe operating environment for new technologies including drones. “If we want to prevent a digital dark age, we need to work harder to make sure the benefits and potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are secure and safe for society. The new Global Centre for Cybersecurity is designed as the first platform to tackle today’s cyber-risks in a truly global manner,” said Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum and Head of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity.

About Dedrone

Dedrone provides a complete, automatic drone detection and security solution. Early warning, classification, and protection against drone threats are enabled through machine learning software combined with data from intelligent sensors. The Dedrone platform integrates with passive and active countermeasures to deliver automated protection 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, Founder of JC2 Ventures and Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems.

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