BT has announced the launch of a new counter drone solution that will help organisations to protect themselves from threats to privacy, security and safety by intruding drones.
The new counter drone solution will give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits, helping security staff respond to threats quickly and pro-actively. Where lawful, the drone detection service can also extend to provide safe and effective countermeasures once a drone threat has been detected.
Powered by multi-sensor detection technology, an enterprise-grade network and a real-time alert system, BT’s counter drone solution will help organisations determine if a drone poses any risk. Providing an operating range of up to 5km and 360-degree detection coverage, the BT system will continuously monitor the surroundings and provide early warnings so security teams are equipped to identify, assess and respond to threats.
Inbuilt tools will gather, process and report information back to the organisation in real-time, providing the necessary evidence that is needed for reporting and for an organisation to build up knowledge about drone activity on its site so that preventative measures can be put in place. Where legal, BT’s counter drone solution also provides a range of countermeasures, such as fixed signal blockers that can jam drones up to 1.5 kilometres away, to portable disruptors that will help to deter and defeat drones.
BT will be delivering its counter drone solution in partnership with DroneShield.
Simon Wingrove, Director of Strategy and Incubation at BT said “Unwanted drone activity can have a dramatic effect on an organisation’s ability to function effectively and poses a real risk to safety. We believe that this partnership between BT and DroneShield will provide our customers with a best-in-class, integrated and secure drone detection solution.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The recent disruptions at Gatwick and Heathrow airports have underscored the importance of counter drone capabilities for the UK’s critical infrastructure, as well as the fact that a range of corporate and public sector operators including security and law enforcement agencies, prisons, venues and events, data centres, VIPs, and many others, are at risk from rogue drone use. We are excited to work with BT to assist this global leader in infrastructure security with delivering solutions based on our experience in the rapidly-developing counter drone industry.”
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