Dedrone, a market leader in smart airspace security, and New Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution in the AST 2021 Homeland Security Awards Program, has closed a $30.5 million Series C financing round led by Axon, a global leader in connected public safety technologies.
Previous investors which include Aqton Partners, Menlo Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Target Partners, TempoCap, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures, also participated.
This latest funding comes on the heels of a strong year of growth for Dedrone, which surpassed 1,000 sensors sold, and expansion to detect, identify and locate over 200 different drone types.
(See why Dedrone is a market leader in airspace security, protecting people, property, and information against unauthorized and malicious drones. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)
Modern security requires a layered approach that keeps up with the evolution of drone technology.
DedroneTracker seamlessly integrates with a variety of sensing and threat mitigation technologies, enabling users to customize their platform and meet their specific needs and threat level.
Organizations of all sizes can select and combine best-in-class DedroneSensors to secure vulnerable airspace and effectively address their specific threat profile.
HOW IT WORKS
DedroneSensors are the cornerstone of the company’s airspace security solution by detecting commercial, consumer, and homebrew drones.
DedroneTracker software connects sensors, performs machine-learning analysis, and is the central nervous system for the complete solution.
Sensors & Mitigation
Additional sensors and countermeasures, such as video or jammers, add extra layers of security and integrate directly into DedroneTracker software.
Passive and active countermeasures can then be triggered, tailoring the defense mechanism to the severity of the threat.
“Drone detection and tracking is highly complex and we are seeing more and more instances of drones being used for nefarious purposes, including the first known drone-based terrorist attack on U.S. soil last year,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone.
“This investment demonstrates clear validation of Dedrone’s technology and team. Axon is a tremendous strategic partner for delivering airspace security to the public safety sector.”
Dedrone leverages advanced AI/ML technology to analyze and fuse data from multiple sensors to detect, identify and track drones.
This airspace security solution also equips users with advanced data analytics and mitigation functionality.
Dedrone is the only solution capable of quickly and reliably detecting, identifying, and locating the largest variety of drones from over 65 manufacturers as well as homemade drones without decoding telemetry data.
“The drone economy is flourishing and Dedrone is very much at the heart of it, providing critical protection to organizations around the world and keeping communities safe,” said Rick Smith, founder and CEO of Axon.
“Axon is proud to support Dedrone’s solution as it offers unmatched technology in airspace security.”
Axon launched its end-to-end drone solution, Axon Air, in 2018, which delivers secure wireless live streaming, integrated evidence management, and program management to improve operational efficiency and outcomes for public safety agencies and the communities they serve.
“At Axon, we are dedicated to leveraging technology to improve safety,” explained Aydin Ghajar, General Manager of Axon Air.
“Our existing Axon Air program is a great example of putting the latest in drone technology to work for good in the hands of responsible agencies.”
“We chose to invest in Dedrone because of our shared commitment to deliver reliable, robust airspace security that ensures public safety.”
Dedrone is one of the most prolific drone security companies in the world, working across 33 countries to deliver best-in-class detection, identification, tracking, and mitigation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).
Dedrone’s solution is used by the governments of four G-7 nations, nine U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, and internationally by more than 65 critical infrastructure sites, 20 airports, 50 correctional facilities, and 10 Fortune 500 companies.
The Dedrone 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 or in the cloud via Dedrone’s Airspace Security-as-a-Service (ASaaS), Dedrone customers can detect, identify, locate, and mitigate unauthorized drone threats.
Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in the Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London, and Germany.
To Learn More, please visit dedrone.com.
Dedrone Takes Platinum in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now 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.
Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution (Tie**)
DedroneTracker counter-drone software, which can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise, uses the DedroneDNA database to recognize and classify RF, WiFi, and non-WiFi drones, plus triggers alerts and countermeasures.
DedroneTracker seamlessly integrates with a variety of 3rd-party sensing and threat mitigation technologies, enabling users to customize their platform and meet their specific needs and threat level.
A major metropolitan city in Southern Europe recently deployed less than a dozen DedroneSensors to detect, track and locate drones and their pilots across the city center.
The protected area includes internationally renowned tourist destinations, corporate and shopping districts, residential areas, and a port encompassing 50 square kilometers.
With Dedrone, organizations of all sizes can select and combine best-in-class sensors to personalize their airspace security solutions to protect their vulnerable airspace and effectively address their specific threat profile.
(See a brief demonstration of Dedrone’s software, DroneTracker, which detects, classifies, locates, and when authorized for use, mitigates drones. DroneTracker automatically synthesizes sensor data and provides immediate alerts of unauthorized drone activity, enabling security providers to safeguard their premises. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)
- *Dedrone was also recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
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