Prison Security and Defense

Monitoring and Securing Prison Airspace

Correctional facilities and prisons require hardened ground and airspace perimeter security solutions, to keep people (and things) from entering or leaving the property. Security requirements include alerting, monitoring and protection against drones and other UAS that are capable of transporting dangerous items into prisons. Drones are inexpensive, easy to operate and represent a new threat to prisons. 

Prisons around the world are under increased attack by drone operators delivering money, drugs, guns, and other contraband over prison walls. These deliveries can occur on a nightly basis. Drones have also been recorded hovering around prison walls, surveilling escape routes for prison inmates. Drones can move quickly, hover, and make evasive maneuvers to avoid detection. Drones are controlled by operators who easily stay hidden and out of reach from prison officials.

Fortem TrueViewTM radar can alert prison security of approaching UAV activity, allowing security personnel to take appropriate mitigation or remediation action as needed. Security can observe the situation to see who from within the prison receives the contraband, or to secure the situation thru several counter-measure options. One option is Fortem DroneHunterTM, which can engage autonomously via AI-directed detection, tracking, guidance, and pursuit. Once the rogue drone is identified and the threat level is analyzed (classified), DroneHunter will safely remediate the threat.

Drones are one of the biggest threats to correctional institution security. They are being used to deliver drugs, phones, shivs and firearms to prisoners in the United States and around the world. The internet is saturated with documented incidents and video catching drones in the act. Correctional facilities have spent millions of dollars on physical security, but are not equipped to handle threats that fly over fence lines.

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