“The Preakness Stakes is a premier event for our company and the health and safety of horses, riders, stakeholders, guests, employees and the community is our highest priority. Prioritizing safety includes how we address airspace security to protect against drone threats. As the Chief Security Officer for 1/ST, owners of the Preakness Stakes, and as former Chief of Operations for the FBI’s Counter UAS Unit, I knew Dedrone was the ideal airspace security partner to provide detection, analytics and protection for our event. Dedrone allowed our team to focus on executing the safe, stellar race day operations that 1/ST is known for.”
With the increase of drones being used to capture live event footage and for security, event organizers must discuss drone safety at the onset of planning, to ensure drone security measures are implemented. Whether for sporting events, political events, or other large gatherings of people, event personnel must plan for rogue or malicious use of drones when they consider how to protect their attendees, spectators, and athletes.
Dedrone sensors and software were deployed along the parade route of the 2017 Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Parade, held in Oakland, California. In cooperation with local law enforcement, the Dedrone solution enforced a “no-drone zone” along the parade route, protecting fans and players alike.
We are requesting that no drones are flown in the area of the parade.
DedroneSensors detect drones up to 5 km 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 knowing exactly when and where a rogue drone intrudes, authorities can seize any contraband the drone drops.
Once a drone is disabled, it can be retrieved, confiscated, and examined to determine the nature of the threat.
By incorporating DedroneSensors and other sensors, such as camera, users can track the flight path of the drone and reveal the location of the pilot.
All alerts, flight paths, and video footage of drone threats are automatically recorded and catalogued. These are easily exported to share with law enforcement.
Dedrone’s direction-finding technology locates the positions of drones and their pilots, adding important situational awareness of the airspace.
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.