Drones Booming Post-COVID; Accelerating Airspace Security Needs

The Dedrone system provides important data on drone activity in monitored airspace as the basis for an effective airspace security concept.
The Dedrone system provides important data on drone activity in monitored airspace as the basis for an Effective and Smart airspace security solution.

Dedrone®, a market leader in smart airspace security, and Nominated Competitor in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has surpassed 1,000 counter-drone sensors sold, and continues to rapidly expand the global Dedrone footprint exceeding 250% revenue growth year-over-year.

Dedrone can detect, identify, and locate nearly 250 different drone types and can provide mitigation when authorized for use.

The company’s extensive drone library leverages a machine-learning and AI validation process to deliver maximum detection of varied drone types and manufacturers, with minimal false positives.

The global airspace security company is experiencing continued momentum in customer installations, with active deployments in 33 countries, with customers spanning key industries, including defense and homeland security, critical infrastructure, airports, correctional facilities and corporate enterprises.  

(See how Dedrone integrates its own sensors and sensors from leading manufacturers into a highly efficient detection network: RF sensors, PTZ cameras, radar systems. If a drone is detected and located, defensive measures, such as jamming, can be activated if the organization has authorization. The Dedrone system provides important data on drone activity in monitored airspace as the basis for an effective airspace security concept. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)

The world’s most secure organizations rely on Dedrone for automated, continuous protection of their airspace against unauthorized drones.  

Dedrone provides proven solutions for a varied range of key industries:

Government, Military and Homeland Security

Dedrone provides airspace security to four of the G7 nation governments, including the United States Department of Defense

Over 700 DedroneDefender™ guns have been deployed to defend airspace against drones without compromising safety or risking collateral damage.


In 2020, Dedrone entered a strategic partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, and in 2021, jointly released the Dedrone Expeditionary Kit, allowing users to rapidly deploy and set up Dedrone technology within a mission Area of Responsibility in less than an hour, with no tools required. 

Dedrone successfully demonstrated initial integration into the U.S. Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) software and is an active and regular participant in U.S. federally sponsored events, including the current Department of Homeland Security Air Domain Awareness testing event 

(Dedrone DroneDefender is a C-UAS device which leverages a non-kinetic solution to defend airspace without compromising safety or risking collateral damage. This innovative device provides instantaneous disruption of unwanted sUAS using two modes: remote control disruption and GPS disruption. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)

Critical Infrastructure 

Dedrone’s airspace security solution is used by over 55 critical infrastructure sites around the world, including refineries, nuclear plants, ports, (see Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals), and utilities, (see Korea Power Exchange). 

With the integration of Dedrone’s drone detection technology, including the RF-100 and DroneTracker, Neptune Terminals now has a 24/7 drone detection strategy, and security teams are automatically alerted whenever there is a drone in the area while recording all incidents, and is continually assessing and addressing the ever-changing and increasing risk posed by drones.
With the integration of Dedrone’s drone detection technology, Neptune Terminals now has a 24/7 drone detection strategy, and security teams are automatically alerted, all incidents are recorded, continually assessed to address the ever-changing and increasing risk posed by drones.

Dedrone technology has been tested and received certification from the U.K. Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure every year it has been offered, 2019 and 2021

In 2021, Dedrone authored a chapter of NATO’s Joint Air Power Competence Centre, “A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Protection of Critical Infrastructure.”  


Providing airspace security at international airports in seven countries around the globe, Dedrone enables customers like Newcastle International Airport and Perth, Scotland Airport, to protect passengers, airlines and airport employees against drone threats. 

In 2021, Dedrone was the first airspace security technology provider to announce both United States and European Union Remote ID capability, which will allow airports to monitor authorized or approved drone activity, and identify any unauthorized or noncompliant drone activity. 

Learn more from Chicago Department of Aviation (Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport) about establishing an airport airspace security program, here. 

(See how DroneTracker triggers and displays drone alerts in real-time. You’ll also learn more about Dedrone’s comprehensive analytics and reporting functions to understand drone activity in your airspace in order to develop targeted, data-driven security measures. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)

Correctional Facilities 

Dedrone protects over 50 correctional facilities worldwide from drone-based contraband deliveries and hostile surveillance. 

Maine Department of CorrectionsKentucky Department of Corrections and JVA Halle in Germany share their experience using Dedrone to protect operations against unauthorized drones. 

(See how the Kentucky Department of Corrections is getting ahead of drone threats, including contraband delivery and spying, with Dedrone technology. “The presence of a drone and any kind of disturbance resulting from that is a major threat not only to the safety of the staff that work in the facility but also to the offender population that live in the facility,” shares Coleman Morrell, a leader in the Emergency Management team at Kentucky DOC. Join Coleman to see how Kentucky’s correctional facilities are securing their airspace from all drone threats with Dedrone. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)

Corporate Enterprises 

More than 10 Fortune 500 Companies rely on Dedrone to protect their airspace against drone-based corporate espionage, cyber threats and physical damage to their campuses and their data centers. 

Dedrone provides technology and airspace security analytics for enterprise security teams to prevent, prepare for, and strategically respond to a drone threat.  

(See a short 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’s counter-drone system is trusted by government, military, and commercial 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 detect, identify, locate and, where authorized, mitigate drone threats.

To Learn More, please visit dedrone.com.

Dedrone Returns to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting 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.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator  David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 18, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.

“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is proudly sponsored by AMAROK, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
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Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Register for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Luncheon Today

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to ISC East – Thank take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show – Invite your team, guests, clients and show visitors to a lovely and affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for  a fabulous networking opportunity!

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Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

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