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16 August 2019 | Private Security & Event Overwatch
Counter-drone or counter UAS technology firm Dedrone completed a nine month study on the subject of drones over correctional facilities in 2019. The results are frightening – and demonstrate exactly why the industry needs counter drone technology to be implemented over prisons and other sensitive facilities.
11 April 2019 | Private Security & Event Overwatch
By now, you’ve heard about how drones are helping police departments, and you may think you’re missing the boat, but in reality, only about two thousand departments (out of more than 40,000) have officially adopted this technology.As someone who has spent the last six years educating people in law enforcement about the benefits of drones, the shift from “this is a toy” to “I want to know more” to “I want to buy one” is happening before our very eyes, and the message is clear - this technology is here to stay. So if you’re interested in developing a UAS program for your police department, what do you need to know? There are three major parts to developing a program: understanding FAA drone enforcement, selecting and purchasing the right equipment for the task, and training. Let's start with dealing with the FAA.
31 March 2019 | Private Security & Event Overwatch
Aerial drones have come a long way in a short period of time. In the past 10 years, they have become a routine tool for photographers, landscape gardeners, golf course designers, law enforcement, architects, film-makers, and many other professionals. In many cases, owners rely on their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver a high-quality service, and by and large, that's what they provide.However, as some users are finding, UAVs come with their own unique security vulnerabilities. As more people use drones, the risk of hijacks and thefts is rising, especially where video and photographic content is concerned. But few owners appear to know how to secure their vehicles against these attacks.
6 February 2019 | Private Security & Event Overwatch
We’re starting to see more integration of drones and UAS into overwatch missions. Mike Briant of Skydas Group International and Skyfire partner was instrumental in helping develop a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for Skyfire’s role in securing the big game last year. Let’s revisit that groundbreaking operation.