BT launches counter drone solution
Published: 11 September 2019 - Christian Lynn
BT has announced the launch of a new counter drone solution that will help organisations to protect themselves from threats to privacy, security and safety by intruding drones.
The new counter drone solution, provided by BT’s Enterprise unit, will give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits, helping security staff respond to threats quickly and pro-actively. Where lawful, the drone detection service can also extend to provide safe and effective countermeasures once a drone threat has been detected.
Simon Wingrove, director of strategy and incubation at BT said: “Unwanted drone activity can have a dramatic effect on an organisation’s ability to function effectively and poses a real risk to safety. We believe that this partnership between BT and DroneShield will provide our customers with a best-in-class, integrated and secure drone detection solution. With BT’s expertise in communications and networked IT services and DroneShield’s specialism in the counter-drone space combined, we are able to provide organisations with the security they need to detect and respond to unwanted drones before they become an issue.”
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s chief executive officer, commented: “The recent disruptions at Gatwick and Heathrow airports have underscored the importance of counter drone capabilities for the UK’s critical infrastructure, as well as the fact that a range of corporate and public sector operators including security and law enforcement agencies, prisons, venues and events, data centres, VIPs, and many others, are at risk from rogue drone use. We are excited to work with BT to assist this global leader in infrastructure security with delivering solutions based on our experience in the rapidly-developing counter drone industry.”
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