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Anti-drone technology takes flight

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

With drone technology gaining traction within the security space, it only makes sense that the discussion includes anti-drone technology, as the issues of privacy and rules and regulations regarding flight restrictions must come into play.

At this year’s ISC West in April, for example, the show’s inaugural Unmanned Security Expo—which has its own section of the show floor with a “flying cage” featuring ground-based robots and aerial drones in action—will also include an education portion addressing topics such as anti-drone technologies and drone use in law enforcement.

Many security companies have already developed or are developing anti-drone technology, ranging from machine-gun looking devices that can block communications and knock a drone from the sky, to technology that intercepts the drone’s signal, assuming control, so to speak.

The government is getting involved, of course; the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, Program Executive Office Unmanned Aerial Systems (PEO UAS), recently sent out a “request for information for participation” or RFIP, which “seeks technology solutions that are capable of detecting, identifying, and tracking, and identifying small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) that are perceived as threats to people or critical infrastructure to participate in the DHS S&T 2017 Technical Assessment of Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) Technologies in Cities (herein called TACTIC).”

DHS S&T established the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aerial Systems (PEO UAS) to lead DHS efforts in guiding, advising and enabling technology solutions in this area, and as part of this RFIP invites industry, academia, and other government organizations to submit applications addressing innovative technology solutions for assessment during TACTIC.

This is certainly an interesting time as we enter into the robotics as a service (RaaS) era within security. In our recent news poll, many respondents commented that they see great potential for drone and other robotic technology within security; many agreed that it is just a matter of how quickly these technologies are adopted.

 

Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

Unmanned security to be a topic in years to come as well
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03/15/2017

LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show’s inaugural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West.

TechSec Solutions 2017 keynote: Drones, robots and things that go bump in the night

Nightingale Security’s Jack Wu discusses drones in security, along with a live stream demo
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03/01/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attendees of TechSec Solutions 2017 started the first morning of the conference here with a look into one drone company, and how the technology could innovate the physical security market, making for cheaper, better and faster solutions.

News Poll: Drones are mostly for the commercial space

Respondents divided on when drones will take hold
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03/01/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—More companies in the security space have been looking at drones; Alarm.com announced its drones at CES 2017 and Sunflower Labs recently outlined a structure for autonomous drones in the residential sector. Security Systems News readers shared their views of the technology in SSN’s latest news poll.

Alarm.com to develop drones

Aerial robotics will work in tandem with company’s new data fusion engine
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01/19/2017

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced at CES in January that it will develop drone applications for smart home and business security that work in tandem with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Drone Platform, and with the company’s newly developed Insights Engine, a multi-sensor learning capability that recognizes and proactively responds to unexpected activity around a property.

New tech in residential security: Drones?

Company looks to provide autonomous drones for home awareness
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11/16/2016

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sunflower Labs is working on smart lights that have sensors built-in to talk with an autonomous drone that will then fly to take a video of any suspicious activity.

The robots are coming

Sharp Robotics Business Development is developing robots for security; Sharp is also founding sponsor of new Robolliance group
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05/11/2016

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The robots are coming, and they represent one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators, according to PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman.

New Orleans considers drones

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12/11/2015

NEW ORLEANS—After two recent shooting deaths, both amidst large crowds, the New Orleans police department said it is looking into drones for crowd surveillance.

Drones have a place in security

SSN poll: 71 percent think drones are good for business
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11/20/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.

Oncam Grandeye to have eyes in the sky

CyPhy Works integrates Oncam cameras into drones
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11/11/2015

LOWELL, Mass.—Oncam Grandeye, based here, will have its 360-degree fisheye cameras in drones from CyPhy Works, Jumbi Edulbehram, Oncam Grandeye regional president Americas, told Security Systems News.

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