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Counter drones

G4S in EMEA partners with Dedrone

Dedrone has entered a partnership with G4S covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

G4S will now offer Dedrone’s command and control (C2) drone detection, tracking and identification (DTI) solution suite to its customers ‘in more than 50’ countries across EMEA.

“This partnership with Dedrone enables us to add another layer in our risk-based assessment approach, to assess the customer specific threat level, in perimeter and airspace protection. Dedrone’s ability to easily integrate with third-party products also means that our customers can quickly incorporate counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (cUAS) capabilities into their existing security infrastructure,” said Erik Deleersnyder, Regional Director Technology Solutions Development at G4S.

Latvia’s drone detection solution for large events

The State Police of Latvia is one of G4S’s first clients to benefit from this new partnership, with Dedrone used to establish a mobile drone detection system for large events in Riga.

“This detection equipment is a significant addition to the State Police of Latvia’s ability to effectively control the traffic of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The first tests with Dedrone have proven that it’s of a high quality; it will undoubtedly improve our ability to strengthen Latvia’s internal national security.” said State Police of Latvia representative with responsibility for Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) and air navigation, Māris Vitkovski. “These devices make it possible to determine the height, route and, most importantly, the location of a drone’s remote pilot, which is essential for detecting any potential law-breaking. We will use Dedrone to ensure public safety, including during public events, in order to prevent violations, including those that may threaten the safety of the public.”

Latvia has 6000 registered drone pilots and many more who are not licensed, according to Dedrone, where the police ‘need to strike a balancing act’ between guarding against the risk of drones and allowing people the freedom to use them in a safe and responsible way.

“We face a real challenge in Latvia with drones due to the risks in crowded areas and to critical national infrastructure with an increasing number of drones being produced and sold every year.

“What we needed was a flexible system which detects any drone that can be deployed in different situations to provide an essential layer of security. Dedrone provides that flexibility without sacrificing security,” said Aleksandrs Šnevels, Head of Technology Department for G4S in Latvia.

The C2 cUAS platform, DedroneTracker, is built on an Open Systems Architecture (OSA) and is designed to allow for easy integration to ‘any’ third-party inputs including sensors and cameras that may already be in place. The trackers’ DTI protocols and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) engine are also designed to ‘continuously’ evaluate and prioritise drone threats ‘autonomously’ in the background, through interrogation of possible targets for operator attention.

“Forming this partnership with one of the world’s leading security solutions providers is the logical next step for Dedrone as we continue to lead the cUAS market globally, and we are pleased to provide G4S customers with our full suite of products to ensure that the threat of drone incursion can be effectively and speedily countered,” said Jan Schween, VP EMEA of Dedrone. “No matter the size of the site or the current security setup, we’re prepared to quickly integrate our best-in-class cUAS solution for effective airspace protection.”

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