Dedrone’s counter-drone technology receives approval from UK’s CPNI

Airspace security technology specialist Dedrone has been awarded certification from the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) for its counter-drone technology platform DroneTracker. DroneTracker detects, tracks and identifies drones by using multi-sensor capability combining RF, radar and optical sensors.

The new CPNI drone detection standard is the first official validation of counter-drone technology. It enables organisations deemed to be of critical national importance to adopt drone detection technology with the assurance that it has been tested rigorously.

“Any organisation needing drone detection technology should consider platforms evaluated and tested by the CPNI,” asserted Amit Samani, Dedrone’s regional sales manager for the UK. “Dedrone’s DroneTracker platform has successfully met the CPNI’s rigorous testing standards. This certification provides further assurances to our customers and partners that our system meets the security needs of the UK’s most sensitive infrastructures. We will continue working closely with Government sector users, risk-critical sites and major corporate customers to provide the most robust available airspace security and defence against drones and multiple drones.”

Dedrone’s multi-sensor system enables security providers to match the Best-in-Class sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) detection hardware with DroneTracker, Dedrone’s software. Radio frequency sensors, including the RF-100 and RF-300, provide flightpath, localisation and classification of sUAS. A PTZ camera system adds localisation information via optical and thermal detection, while a 3D radar system adds altitude data and capabilities for the detection of autonomous drones.

Hardware data was analysed by DroneTracker 4.1, which provides a near-instantaneous decision regarding whether a drone is a threat, and allows security personnel to respond accordingly.

Dedrone creates customised airspace security solutions allowing organisations to identify, track and eliminate sUAS threats. The solution is deployed to customers around the world, including three of the G7 countries, correctional facilities, utilities organisations, airports and corporations (among other public and private organisations).

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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