With 12 million drones expected to be operating by 2020, it’s no surprise the number of drone incidents are growing by the day –intentional and unintentional.
Recreational and commercial drones generally range in cost between US$30 and US$30,000, are legally available at conventional retailers and online, and can be lawfully flown in most major countries.
Their remote based operation with GPS navigation, compact size, vertical mobility and exceptional agility affords them with a host of positive far-reaching applications from emergency response, surveying, photography, filmography, through to logistics. What was once virtually impossible to scale or otherwise difficult to commercialize due to high costs is now possible.
Almost as easy as they are to acquire, is their ability to directly or indirectly cause damage, death or loss; and with so many new drones entering the skies every day it’s no surprise the volume of drone incidents are continuing to climb.
Advancing your organisation’s ground-based security capabilities into the skies has now become an essential part of an effective security strategy built for today’s environment and into the future.your organisation’s ground-based security capabilities into the skies has now become an essential part of an effective security strategy built for today’s environment and into the future.
As consumer-grade drones have become extremely popular around the world, they’re presenting both unique and frequent threats to privacy, physical security and public safety in a wide variety of environments, including industrial and critical infrastructure, prisons, government facilities, airports, outdoor events and venues, military, homeland security, border control, real assets and executive protection.
What was once protected by high elevations, guard towers, physical barriers or other ground-based preventative measures has now become exposed and penetrable. As such, drone security should be on top of any organisation’s agenda that has a duty to protect the privacy and safety of those in which it is entrusted to do so.
How safe are your skies?