BT launches counter solution to protect against drones that breach site limits and airspace11 September 2019
BT has launched a new counter drone solution that will aim to help organisations to protect themselves from threats to privacy, security and safety by intruding drones.
The new counter drone solution, provided by BT’s Enterprise unit, will give companies the capability to detect, track and identify drones that breach site limits and airspace, helping staff respond to threats quickly and pro-actively. Where lawful, the drone detection service can also extend to provide safe and effective countermeasures once a drone threat has been detected.
Powered by multi-sensor detection technology, an enterprise-grade network and a real-time alert system, BT’s counter drone solution will help determine if a drone poses any risk. Providing an operating range of up to 5km and 360-degree detection coverage, the system will continuously monitor the surroundings and provide early warnings so teams are equipped to identify, assess and respond to threats.
Inbuilt tools will gather, process and report information back to the organisation in real-time, providing the necessary evidence that is needed for reporting and for an organisation to build up knowledge about drone activity on its site so that preventative measures can be put in place.
Where legal, BT’s counter drone solution also provides a range of countermeasures, such as fixed signal blockers that can jam drones up to 1.5 kilometres away, to portable disruptors that will help to deter and defeat drones.
BT will be delivering its counter drone solution in partnership with DroneShield, which in recent years, has seen its products used at a variety of sites and events, including the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea.
Simon Wingrove, director of Strategy and Incubation at BT, says: “Unwanted drone activity can have a dramatic effect on an organisation’s ability to function effectively and poses a real risk to safety. We believe that this partnership between BT and DroneShield will provide our customers with a best-in-class, integrated and secure drone detection solution.
“With BT’s world leading expertise in communications and networked IT services and DroneShield’s expertise in the counter-drone space, we are able to provide organisations with the security they need to detect and respond to unwanted drones before they become an issue.”
BT will offer a complete end-to-end system of drone detection products and services that will provide a tailored solution for each customer’s security needs. The service will be a fully managed BT solution offering everything from planning and design, installation and commissioning, as well as on-going operational support and maintenance once live.
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