The Impact of Drones on Security - GSX 2018

Christian Wilson | October 2nd, 2018  Read the story on →

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Bruce Carpenter, VP of Business Development for Fortem Technologies, another company investing in drone security, said one of the most difficult parts of engaging in this new world of unmanned aerial vehicles is determining intent—whether it be clueless, careless, or what his Fortem is most focused on; criminal.

“Infrastructure in the sky consists of normal things like checks and balances: in airports, with TSA and bag checks, the toll roads on freeways in terms of payment and how they are monitored along with police. Bring that into airspace, we’re going to have to have security. We need drivers licenses, checks and balances on services; determining if a pilot is flying in a registered flight path or going into no-fly zones or uncharted territory,” Carpenter said.

Fortem’s approach is incorporating radar with Skydome a software program the company developed, which positions radar around an infrastructure and creates a virtual dome around a selected area that can span up to a 5 km radius. Anyone approaching that radius with a UAV will trigger an alert to the security team which deploys a drone to gather additional information.

When the system is working at its best, it can mitigate a threat within 30 seconds of notification within half a mile of the restricted airspace, ensuring the highest priority for the company and its customers is safety.

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About Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security and defense. Through an advanced ecosystem of distributed radar, AI at the Edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors, protects and defends the world’s venues, infrastructures, cities and regions from dangerous or malicious drone threats. The same ecosystem is accelerating the safety of the world’s airspace for urban air mobility. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company and others.

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