A California-based company Dedrone has unveiled its first portable drone detection unit, DedroneRapidResponse, that can quickly be deployed to keep an eye on the sky and ensure uninterrupted airspace protection.
The new solution offers Dedrone’s AI-powered technology in a mobile platform attached to a tower. The tower can have a height that ranges between 30 and 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) and can be easily towed and maneuvered on a trailer using an SUV or truck. DedroneRapidResponse provides a critical capability to ensure public safety at large events, including sports, parades, concerts, large gatherings, crime scenes, police activity, and more.
The portable detection unit uses cloud-enabled software to pinpoint the drone and provide 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 easy to deploy, requiring less than 30 minutes to be set up, and offers a range of 3 miles (5 km) detection through a multi-layered solution with two cameras to track multiple drones simultaneously. Additionally, Dedrone can easily network trailers to deliver optimal drone security for large public safety events. It can detect, identify, locate and analyze nearly 300 drone types.
“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 the protection of people, property, and information from drone threats.”
St. Petersburg police department was the first law enforcement department in the country to utilize mobile airspace security, deploying DedroneRapidResponse for the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix, an IndyCar motor race.