Dedrone has today announced that it has formed a partnership with Axis Communications to incorporate Axis network cameras into Dedrone’s counterdrone command and control (C2) platform, DedroneTracker. With Axis camera integration, Dedrone can provide artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine learning (ML)-driven multi-sensor fusion to autonomously detect, track, and identify drones (DTI) with multi-target and multi-camera capability. This airspace security system has already been successfully tested at several locations including Consolidated Edison’s New York City energy facilities.
According to a company press release:
“Consolidated Edison and Dedrone will speak at ISC East, the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, on Wednesday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The session will explore how to build a threat assessment and a living security strategy that can rapidly respond to new threats as they arise. More details here.”
“ConEdison demands a high level of intelligence and autonomy to ensure the safety, security and business continuity of our NYC Energy Center,” said Scott Gross, Facility Security Officer at ConEdison. “We selected Dedrone because it allows us to integrate our already existing Axis PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras into DedroneTracker, enabling the PTZs to provide an additional layer of situational awareness for faster drone risk assessment and better payload inspection.”
Gross continued, “Knowing what the drone is, what it’s carrying, and where it is, are all essential to good security strategy. Our successful implementation here in the challenging urban environment of NYC proves the Dedrone and Axis solution can be successful at all our locations throughout the five boroughs and Westchester County.”
Axis’ PTZ cameras, when integrated into Dedrone, offer both wide-area coverage and high-detail footage, said the company statement. The cameras feed into Dedrone’s AI/ML sensor-fusion system, leveraging the DedroneDNA drone library, to accurately differentiate between drones and non-drones and then identify the drone model. Dedrone’s C2 platform, DedroneTracker, continuously and autonomously examines potential targets in the background, then identifies potentially threatening drones, allowing the operator to track and mitigate as needed.
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