Dedrone and Swisscom Join Forces to Protect Against Dangerous Drones
Airspace security market leader Dedrone and telecommunications giant Swisscom partner to secure critical sites from drone threats
Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, and Swisscom Broadcast, a European telecommunications leader, announced a partnership to protect people, property, and information from the threat of unauthorized drones. As part of this cooperation, the Swiss company will implement Dedrone’s market-leading counter-drone solution for its projects. Together, Dedrone and Swisscom Broadcast plan to protect critical infrastructure facilities, airports, and events, as well as companies in the pharmaceutical and watchmaking industries. Additionally, the solution will enable law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety in their regions.
“Dedrone’s Smart airspace security solution is the foundation for Swisscom Broadcast customers to protect their airspace from unauthorized drones,” shares Danny Schmid, Drone and Drone Security Leader for Swisscom Broadcast. “We have already successfully implemented our first joint projects.”
Swisscom customers protecting critical sites can now expand security protection into their airspace through Dedrone’s drone detection and threat mitigation solution. Drones are rapidly increasing in numbers from delivery to inspection; however, as more drones become useful, the threat of uncooperative or malicious drones increases. Swisscom and Dedrone now offer an airspace security solution extending security beyond the height of any fence at critical sites and across cities, allowing security providers to differentiate between cooperative drones and unauthorized or nefarious drones.
“As Switzerland helps lead the globe in drone innovation, we are thrilled to be united with Swisscom Broadcast to offer our solutions for the safe integration of drones into the Swiss airspace,” says Dedrone CEO Aaditya Devarakonda. “Dedrone is the top choice for security teams to protect the world’s most sophisticated and secure sites from drone-based interruptions, and with Swisscom Broadcast, we are delighted to deliver smart airspace security to several of Switzerland’s most prized and protected sites.”
Dedrone technology detects, identifies, locates, and mitigates drone threats enabling Swisscom Broadcast customers to now protect their airspace. Swisscom supports its customers through every step of the Dedrone implementation – from the basic module for detecting drones to integration with drone defence systems. The Dedrone and Swisscom drone defence system meets the requirements of the German and the Swiss U-Space platform.
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Dedrone is the market leader in smart airspace security. Dedrone’s counter-drone system is trusted by hundreds of commercial, government, and military customers globally to protect against unauthorized drones. With flexibility to host on premise orin the cloud via Dedrone’s Airspace Security-as-a-Service (ASaaS), Dedrone customers can detect, classify, locate, and mitigate unauthorizeddrone threats. Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in the Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London, andGermany.
Swisscom Broadcast is a company within the Swisscom Group with many decades of experience in information and communication solutions. We build, run and maintain dedicated radio networks: broadcasting networks for the radio industry as well as security and professional radio networks, notably for the police, other emergency services, transport companies and electrical utilities. In addition, we provide a portfolio of 450 transmitter sites for sharing.
Swisscom Broadcast also offers services in the video sector: IPTV and web TV platforms as well as sophisticated video security solutions incorporating video analytics. Our Swisscom Event & Media Solutions unit enhances the portfolio with temporary ICT services for the event and media sector.
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