Dedrone, a market leader in smart airspace security, and a 2021 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution, is pleased to announce the company’s new portable detection unit DedroneRapidResponse, is one of two products Nominated in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
Dedrone’s counter-drone security products detect, identify, locate, and analyze nearly 300 disparate drone types.
The company’s newest solution DedroneRapidResponse, offers Dedrone’s AI-powered technology in a mobile platform attached to a tower, anywhere from between 30 feet and 50 feet high, that can be easily towed and maneuvered on a trailer using an SUV or truck.
“Most police departments and city administrations know they have a significant public safety risk from malicious drones, having seen the issue at either an airport, stadium, or public event in their jurisdiction,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone.
“We created DedroneRapidResponse to address the many instances where drone detection needs to be truly multi-layered yet agile and adaptive, such as special events or other large outdoor gatherings.”
“Unlike anything else on the market today, DedroneRapidResponse provides a multi-layered mobile security solution that makes it easy to quickly address a city, agency, or company’s airspace security needs, ensuring protection of people, property, and information from drone threats.”
DedroneRapidResponse, which is available for use around the world, provides critical capabilities to ensure public safety at large events including sports, parades, concerts, large gatherings, crime scenes, police activity, and more.
Using cloud-enabled software, DedroneRapidResponse pinpoints the drone, providing insights into its load and the pilot’s location as soon as a drone is turned on, giving security teams a significant headstart on a pilot about to fly into a “no-fly zone.”
The tower is deployable in under 30 minutes and offers a range of 5km detection through a multi-layered solution with two cameras to track multiple drones simultaneously. Additionally, Dedrone can easily network multiple trailers to deliver optimal drone security for large public safety events.
The St. Petersburg Police Department partnered with Dedrone to be the first agency to use the company’s new mobile drone detection technology at the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix, an IndyCar motor race.
(St. Petersburg Police has partnered with Dedrone to be the first agency to use mobile drone detection technology. A drone that falls onto the racetrack could pose a deadly hazard to the racecars traveling at high speeds. Courtesy of St. Pete PD and YouTube.)
A drone that falls onto the racetrack could pose a deadly hazard to the racecars traveling at high speeds. While the race is a no-fly zone for drones, they are increasing in popularity and becoming more common.
“The Firestone Grand Prix is an international event, equivalent to the Super Bowl or World Series for the St. Petersburg community,” explained Chief Anthony Holloway, St Petersburg Police Department.
“It requires a strong police presence to ensure the safety of our citizens and all participants in the race.”
“Dedrone was the ideal partner to help us provide an ‘eye in the sky’ and protect against illegal drones in the no-fly zone.”
“We are proud to be the first police department in the US to deploy such sophisticated technology as part of our larger commitment to ensuring that our entire community remains safe and secure.”
“DedroneRapidResponse was developed through a collaborative design process that incorporated key requirements from the St. Pete PD at every step of the way,” added Rob Campbell, vice president, public sector at Dedrone.
“The partnership with Chief Holloway’s team and the solution design will ultimately benefit Law Enforcement and Emergency Management organizations across the country.
Dedrone is the most prolific drone security company globally, working across 35 countries to deliver the best-in-class detection, identification, tracking, and mitigation of the significant variety of drones from over 65 manufacturers and homemade drones without decoding telemetry data.
Dedrone solutions are 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 30+ Government agencies.
— Dedrone (@Dedrone) April 18, 2022
Dedrone, a market leader in smart airspace security, is trusted by hundreds of commercial, government, and military customers globally to protect against unauthorized drones.
With the flexibility to host on-premise or in the cloud via Dedrone’s Airspace Security-as-a-Service (ASaaS), Dedrone customers can detect, identify, locate, analyze 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 Aviation Security Solution 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh 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.
- *Dedrone was also recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
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The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
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