Barriers to entry have never been lower, to obtain drone technology. Systems can be acquired without a license or formal training requirements, for around $1,000. In direct correlation, the number of reported Incidents involving commercial drones are growing. Drones have been spotted at major sporting events. Others have been seen at airports, nearly colliding with planes on final approach.
The surveillance capability of these systems is unparalleled at the price point. Intel gathered remotely can be used to expose security vulnerabilities. For critical assets, that translates to simplified theft, smuggling and vandalism efforts. In theatre, drones are already being utilized to carry out offensive actions. Information is readily available online, which can be utilized to modify commercial drones to deliver hazardous payloads. It is no longer a question of If, but a question of when, an act of terror will be facilitated in a highly populated area using an unmanned system.
To address the potential security threats drones pose, DGS offers a world-class drone threat management (DTM) system. The system:
Detects, classifies and locates drones at farther distances than typical counter-UAV systems available (2KM).
Identifies UAS (Drone and Controller) in less than 2 seconds
Multiple interdiction (defend options)
Integrates with 3rd party systems, such as cameras
Detects drone and other anomalous signals from 40 MHz to 6 GHz
Faster detection, at longer distances, translates into more time to react and respond.
DGS CLEARSKY™ technology delivers enhanced situational intelligence regarding the existence of surveillance activities and potential adversaries in proximity to site. Wireless signatures denoting the existence of surveillance equipment, as well as the presence of mobile radios and cellular phones, are detected automatically. Alarms, containing details such as drone type and line of bearing, are sent to network operation centers supporting swift remediation.
As technology continues to evolve and threats continue to become more sophisticated, DGS technology offers smart technology enhancing physical and cyber security efforts for utilities.
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