New survey suggests huge potential for counter-UAS systems in global security industry

According to an October 2017 survey of hundreds of security industry professionals from around the world only 5% of the responding organisations said they currently deployed counter-drone technology,

But the survey also suggested 42% of responders planned to buy counter-UAS systems at some point in the future. “Nearly half (47%) of respondents either already use anti-drone technologies or intend to at some point,” said the report. “There is less apparent understanding of the field than of drones themselves, with 30% unsure whether they will ever use them for want of knowledge about the benefits, drawbacks and costs, compared to 24% for drones.“

The report was compiled for IFSEC Global by drone-service providers Aviat Dron and was completed by security professionals, facility managers and senior executives from around the world, although the UK accounted for the largest portion.

See: https://www.ifsecglobal.com/security-drones-report-2017/

Professionals tasked with protecting critical national infrastructure – government, healthcare, industrial/mining, transport, utilities and agriculture – were more likely to have manned patrols (58% versus 37%), perimeter security (63% versus 56%) and K9 patrols (16% and 7%) than their counterparts in other sectors.

The global market for commercial applications was projected to be worth USD127.3 billon by 2020, according to a PwC report published in May 2016 with security is set to account for USD 10 billion worth of the market, behind only infrastructure, agriculture and transport.

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