The Impact of Drones on Security - GSX 2018
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CAPTURING UNAUTHORIZED DRONES
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.
About Fortem Technologies
Fortem Technologies is an innovator in radar to make airspace safe and secure in a drone world. Fortem delivers military-tested, commercially available solutions that detect, identify and classify drones in real time to maintain airspace safety, while also actively protecting No Fly Zones. Based in Salt Lake City, UT, the company is privately held and backed by DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, Manifest Growth, and New Ground Ventures. More at fortemtech.com