Telecom Company Chooses New Drone-Detection Method

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016 No Comments

San Francisco-based drone-detection company Dedrone is partnering with European telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, whose Magenta Security business unit will offer protection against unauthorized drones for data centers, stadiums, critical infrastructure facilities, and public authorities.

In the coming weeks, Deutsche Telekom will install Dedrone technology at two of its own properties to secure them against drone intrusions.

Deutsche Telekom will provide all services, including sales, project planning, installation and management of the system. Project prices start at EUR 30,000.

DroneTracker – developed by Dedrone in Kassel, Germany – detects drones automatically by means of various sensors – such as video cameras, radio frequency scanners and microphones – and repels them if necessary. At its core is smart software that is able to distinguish drones from birds, helicopters and other flying objects safely – and even to recognize specific drone models, the companies say.

The modular system can be integrated into customers‘ existing security systems. Open interfaces can be used to connect sensors from other manufacturers, including radar, radio frequency scanners and microphones.

As soon as DroneTracker detects a drone, it alerts security forces, who can immediately take protective measures. Where permitted, jamming transmitters can also be used to bring down the aircraft, according to the companies.

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