Drones have the ability to bypass fixed security measures simply by overflying them, permitting access to key infrastructure inside our outside your perimeter. Drones can cause damage or disruption to communication, transmission or distribution networks whether by accident, malicious act or terrorism. Once inside the perimeter, these drones can capture imagery (sensitive or otherwise), identify weaknesses in security, and opportunities to damage, disable or destroy your property. These drones can be flown several kilometers away from their operator and and overfly your facilities at height, avoiding detection by standard security methodology and making identification of the perpetrator extremely difficult.
Terrorist, politically motivated groups and hobbyists have already developed the skills to drop objects from commercial off the shelf drones which have caused destruction, disruption and damage worldwide.
A new system, process and procedures are required to address this growing threat. The market for Counter Drone technologies is complex with many claims being made about performance and capability requiring expert scrutiny.
How does the Detection Work?
The detection capability could consist of a single sensor inside the radome that is mounted on the roof of the location. However, the likely scenario is the installation of the master system which is inside the IP66 rated radome and a number of slave sensors positioned strategically around the site. The multi sensor placement provides greater protection and provides more situational awareness. The system is capable of detecting all DJI manufactured drones and a large portion of the drones manufactured by other companies. It will detect the DJI drones for up to 7km and non DJI drones up to 1km.
How does the Mitigation Work?
The defeat or mitigation capability is contained inside a second radome. There are two defeat options; signal denial and signal jamming. When activated the defeat capability is designed to protect the area around the vessel and send the drone away. It does by breaking the communication link between the drone and pilot which forces it into fail safe mode which sends it home. As an option, you can add a GPS jamming capability that is designed to address the threat of autonomously flown drones. The effective range of the defeat capability is 1km.