Optical Detection of Drones

with Powerful PTZ Cameras

PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras have a Pan, Tilt, and Zoom function, which allows for the monitoring of a large area in ​​the airspace with a single device. With these specific PTZ functions, small drones can be detected at a great distance. In many cases, a PTZ camera's high-resolution imaging enables security providers to capture visual evidence of a drone's payload, allowing them to prepare for any additional threats posed by the drone.

DedroneTracker.AI software has an intelligent video analysis capability, which detects and locates drones in real-time. The automated tracking feature continuously tracks the drone so that security personnel knows where it is flying in the protected airspace.

When considering integrating PTZ cameras into a counter-drone technology platform, it's important to note the size of the protected area and any special security requirements. For organizations that require a visual verification of a drone incursion, cameras must be integrated into their solution. Organizations like airports, prisons, utilities, government agencies, and critical infrastructure have varied physical and cyber landscapes and threat profiles, and security teams may want to consider incorporating one or more PTZ cameras into the Dedrone solution.


  • Optical verification
  • Localization of drones
  • Detection of autonomous drones
  • Visual auto-tracking
  • Payload identification
  • Recording of forensic evidence
  • Complement of DedroneSensors

Integration of PTZ Cameras

Depending on the application, Dedrone integrates one or more PTZ cameras with different performance into the Dedrone platform.

Axis PTZ camera for drone detectionAxis logo

PTZ camera with normal range

  • Range for drones: up to 1 km (0.6 mi)
  • Night vision (IR LED) up to 400 m (0.25 mi)
  • Zoom: 30x optical
  • Resolution: 1080p
Flir logoFlir camera for long range drone detection

PTZ camera with very high range

  • Range for drones: 2 km (1.25 mi) day and night,
    under ideal conditions up to 4 km (2.5 mi)
  • Night vision (thermal imaging)
  • Zoom: 120x optical, 22x thermal
  • Resolution: 1080p optical, 720p thermal

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