In July the Pentagon released a classified policy for disabling or destroying unmanned aircraft that violate military airspace, and on August 4, officials sent additional public information to bases around the country to allow installations to alert communities about the restrictions and the actions military officials are authorized to take, according to an article on Military.com.
SpotterRF, a leader in low-cost, compact surveillance radar (CSR), has collaborated with Milestone Systems and the NMS SpotterXP plugin that was used to secure both air and ground perimeter at the U.S. Presidential Debate held on October 19th at the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. This was the first such debate monitored not only for ground threats but also aerial threats, by using SpotterRF’s A2000 CSR created especially for monitoring low-flying UAVs (drones). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deems presidential debates to be National Special Security Events (NSSE), as they may be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.
Over the next three years, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District plans to deploy a fleet of drones to be used for checking on collisions and assessing chemical spills to determine whether evacuation is necessary, Government Technology reported.
With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Read more stories in August Issue 2017.