Dedrone announced its next generation software upgrade, DroneTracker 3. DroneTracker is an airspace security solution that includes automated summary reporting for instant diagnosis of drone airspace activity.
Rajant, a provider of private wireless networks, successfully conducted tests that show the national average time for authorities to respond to a verified home alarm — seven minutes — can be drastically lowered if alarm companies use unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones), to supplement their current infrastructure.
Officers in North Texas for the first Texas Intelligence, Cyber, & Counterterrorism Conference watched a demonstration of a drone assisting in a mock active shooter situation. The drone hovered a few feet in front of officers as they made their way down a hallway, offering live feedback to the officers about what they were about to encounter.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation will use two drones this weekend to provide real-time video of traffic and monitor traffic and parking conditions at the New York State Fair in Geddes, N.Y.
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.
ISC West unveiled plans for the all-new Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, launching April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place within the larger ISC West event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications.
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.