Dedrone Launches Mobile AI-Powered Drone Detection Unit

The new solution offers Dedrone’s AI-powered technology in a mobile platform attached to a tower and is said to be deployable in under 30 minutes.

SAN FRANCISCO — Dedrone, a designer and manufacturer of counter-drone systems, announces the launch of its first portable detection unit, DedroneRapidResponse.

Dedrone is said to detect, identify, locate and analyze nearly 300 drone types. The new solution offers Dedrone’s AI-powered technology in a mobile platform attached to a tower, anywhere from 30-50 ft. high, that can be towed and maneuvered on a trailer using an SUV or truck.

DedroneRapidResponse, available for use around the world, provides critical capability to ensure public safety at large events including sports, parades, concerts, large gatherings, crime scenes, police activity and more, according to the company.

Using Cloud-enabled software, DedroneRapidResponse pinpoints the drone, providing insights into its load and the pilot’s location as soon as a drone is turned on.

The tower is said to be deployable in under 30 minutes and offers a range of 5km detection through a multilayered solution with two cameras to track multiple drones simultaneously. Additionally, Dedrone can network multiple trailers to deliver optimal drone security for large public safety events.

“Most police departments and city administrations know they have a significant public safety risk from malicious drones, having seen the issue at either an airport, stadium or public event in their jurisdiction,” says Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “We created DedroneRapidResponse to address the many instances where drone detection needs to be truly multilayered yet agile and adaptive, such as special events or other large outdoor gatherings. Unlike anything else on the market today, DedroneRapidResponse provides a multilayered mobile security solution that makes it easy to quickly address a city, agency or company’s airspace security needs, ensuring protection of people, property and information from drone threats.”

St. Petersburg, Fla. police department was the first law enforcement department in the country to utilize mobile airspace security, recently deploying DedroneRapidResponse for the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix, an IndyCar motor race.

“The Firestone Grand Prix is an international event, equivalent to the Super Bowl or World Series for the St. Petersburg community,” says Chief Anthony Holloway, St. Petersburg Police Department. “It requires a strong police presence to ensure the safety of our citizens and all participants in the race. Dedrone was the ideal partner to help us provide an ‘eye in the sky’ and protect against illegal drones in the no-fly zone. We are proud to be the first police department in the U.S. to deploy such sophisticated technology as part of our larger commitment to ensuring that our entire community remains safe and secure.”

Rob Campbell, vice president, public sector at Dedrone adds, “DedroneRapidResponse was developed through a collaborative design process that incorporated key requirements from the St. Pete PD at every step of the way. The partnership with Chief Holloway’s team and the solution design will ultimately benefit law enforcement and emergency management organizations across the country.”

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