Drone Guardians™

Drone Guardians™

When you need to protect your airspace or event from unwanted drones then our Drone Guardians™ can provide the most cost effective solution. Depending on the environment a two-man team can protect up to 1km of airspace around your facility or event.

The Problem:

Drone incidents are on the increase in the UK. Drones are disrupting football matches, flying over open-air concerts, spooking horses and delivering drugs into prisons. Increasingly event planners and facilities mangers have to put into place counter drone procedures but none can provide the complete solution.

The Solution:

Drone Defence can provide the complete drone security solution to protect your airspace. First we designate your airspace as a ‘No Drone Zone’ and publicise this to the growing drone community. Next we provide Drone Guardians™ to help identify unwanted drones and stop them from entering into your airspace. The Drone Guardians™ act as a highly visible deterrent who, by their presence alone, will dissuade opportunists.
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The Procedure:

1.     Drone Security Assessment. One of our Drone Security Assessors will spend a day at your venue and complete the D.I.R.E.C.T. Action Plan Drone Security report. In it we will identify drone security vulnerable points and advise you on how to mitigate them. Once you are happy with the recommendations we will then implement the Action Plan.

2.      Communicate. The first thing we need to do to stop people flying drones in your airspace is to tell them not to. Using our #nodronezone service we communicate the temporary airspace restriction and ask drone operators to respect it. If there are any unidentified or unofficial drones then we can take the appropriate action.

3.      Deter. Our Drone Guardians™ provide a highly visible deterrent effect, which has a significant impact on the drone operator. When this is coupled with the #nodronezone it provides a compelling counter drone effect. Only the most determined actors will wish to pose a threat and we have the technology to prevent them. 4. Deny. Our Drone Guardians™ are equipped with the latest drone interdiction technology. Each team deploys with a Dynpois E1000MP drone-jamming device. This device uses a directional jamming antenna to block 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and (where permitted) GPS signals that the drone requires to navigate. When the drone is captures in the E1000MP’s electronic web it hovers in the air and waits for further commands .

The Benefits of the Drone Guardians™ Service

We understand that you might not have the requirement to purchase expensive drone countermeasure equipment. With the purchase of equipment ongoing maintenance and training needs to be factored in. When you add in the speed of technological development of the drone market the system you purchase might only be effective for twelve months.

By using our Drone Guardians™ you can be assured that you are hiring highly trained drone security operatives with the latest technology. We keep our people fully versed in drone developments and constantly review our threat analysis. We try to stay ahead of the curve leaving you free to mange your event effectively.

Team Composition

• 1 x Vehicle
• 1 x Dynopis E1000MP
• 2 x Net Gun X1
• 2 x Drone Defenders
Operational Capabilities:

• Prevent 99% of commercial drones flying in airspace
• Localised drone jamming capability to reduce ‘electronic fratricide’
• Day & Night and all weather capability
• Multiple teams to protect larger areas
• Co-ordination with other law enforcement agencies
• Up to 1km operational range
• Support evidence gathering
• Effective high visibility deterrent
• Persistent protection
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I thought jamming in the UK was banned?

Under Section 8 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 it is unlawful to install or use wireless telegraphy apparatus except under a license or where subject to a specific exemption. s. 8 (1) says "A person commits an offence if he uses apparatus for the purpose of interfering with wireless telegraphy”. However, the Police Act 1997, Intelligence Services Act 1994 and the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2012 makes provision for the use by law enforcement agencies of apparatus that may cause interference.

Will the drone fall out of the sky and hit someone?

There are a few solutions on the market which shoot the drone out of the sky. At Drone Defence we think that this is extremely dangerous unless you can control the ground underneath the drone. That is why we have developed a drone jamming solution. When the drone is captured by the E1000MP’s electronic net it activates ‘return to home’ or lands under control immediately. This means we can choose where to interdict the drone to pose little or no threat to the general public.

Does the system work on every drone?

We make our best endeavors to ensure that our systems cover the majority of commercial drones on the market today. However, we cannot guarantee the complete coverage. Like hacking a computer or picking a lock there will always be someone who can build a specialist drone which can overcome all counter drone solutions. Our systems have been specifically designed to cover the majority of commercial drones, like DJI and 3DR. We can jam their control frequencies (2.4GHz) and the majority of video frequencies (5.8Ghz). Very few drones use 433MHz as their control frequency and we counter that too. As new drone technology develops we review our countermeasure devices meaning that our customers always have the latest technology.

Are services like yours damaging the drone industry?

We would argue that drone security solutions are an essential part of the maturing and development of the fledgling drone industry. Given their versatility drones will be used by people wishing to do harm so having an effective counter drone solution is essential for organisations who have a legitimate reason to protect their airspace. Without drone security solutions the CAA will come under increasing pressure to restrict the use of drones which will damage if not destroy the industry. Drone Defence provides a viable alternative and supports the responsible use of drones.
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