DroneShield announces enhanced detection and mitigation capabilities, joins BSTC

DroneShield has released DroneShield CompleteTM v2.0, a software update for the DroneSentry & DroneSentinel products – drone detection and mitigation interfaces with enhancements to tracking, navigation, functionality and usability.  DroneShield CompleteTM includes a graphic user interface (GUI) that compiles and analyses environmental data to display to the user seamlessly and effectively. This dramatically reduces reaction and response times.

The DroneShield CompleteTM GUI harnesses the advantages of each detection technology, providing the user with an early warning system and growing detection threat level as more data is gathered and processed.

Remote access to DroneShield products allows the customer to check status, configure system settings, monitor threat levels and respond in real-time. The browser-based monitoring application lets the customer view and control DroneShield detection and response activity from anywhere.

DroneShield” has also announced it has been accepted as a member of the Border Security Technology Consortium (“BSTC” or the “Consortium”), a consortium focused on supporting the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and other potential customers within the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) in providing collaborative R&D and rapid prototyping/piloting capabilities germane to the border security domain.

Recently reported border related incidents involving nefarious use of drones included:

  • October 2018: Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them.
  • May 2018: Drones used along the Gaza border to drop explosives on Israeli communities.
  • June 2018: Drones used to scout the US border for vulnerabilities by smugglers.
  • June 2018: Pakistan drug smugglers cross Indian border with drones believed to be carrying heroin.
  • July 2018: Yemen rebels attack Abu Dhabi airport with a drone. Rebels warn there will be more attacks.
  • August 2018: Man arrested on US-Mexico border accused of picking up a package of methamphetamine that was smuggled over the border via drone.
  • September 2018: Crashed drone found my Ukrainian border patrol used to smuggle black market tobacco.

(Image: Drone Shield)

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