Correctional facilities face a new, emerging threat from drones: the threat of contraband delivered through a novel technique, and the concern for the safety of inmates and staff. Delivery by drone opens a new delivery channel that’s already being exploited in prisons and jails around the world. Even though they have robust security infrastructure, drones can easily bypass even the highest security by simply flying over the top and into the facility.
Like all prisons, Suffolk County jail has elaborate security provisions on the ground — high walls with razor wire, security cameras, spots etc. — but above the fence the airspace was completely unprotected.
After deploying Dedrone, the opportunity for contraband delivery is greatly reduced. The prison receives valuable data on drone activities on the site, for example number of drone intrusions, times, drone models, recurring drones. Searches can be carried out selectively, which greatly facilitates the work of staff.
“Today, we face another technological threat: drones that can fly contraband into jail and prison yards. Like cell phones, drones present both technological and legal challenges.”
Dedrone RF Sensors detect drones up to a mile away and give early warning of drone-based threats, often even before the drone takes off.
Warnings and alerts are triggered automatically and can be sent to a mobile phone, monitoring platform, or any API-compatible system.
By incorporating sensors such as RF or video cameras, users can track the flight path of the drone and reveal the location of the pilot.
Active countermeasures, including RF and GPS jamming, can easily and quickly remove a drone before it gets too close to the facility.
Once a drone is disabled, it can be retrieved, confiscated, and examined to determine the nature of the threat.
Dedrone’s direction-finding technology locates the positions of drones and their pilots, adding important situational awareness of the airspace.
All alerts, flight paths, and video footage of drone threats are automatically recorded and catalogued. These are easily exported to share with law enforcement.
Drones often look for security gaps, on both physical and IT infrastructure. By identifying potential areas of exploit, teams can examine their security for potential gaps.