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Coptrz launches drone detection as a service

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To help combat the growing threat that the proliferation of drones poses to major events and following a number of high-profile incidents, Coptrz has launched the UK’s first drone detection as a service (DDaaS) provision.

DDaaS enables event organisers to mitigate drone security threats without the need for any major capital expenditure, which previously prevented drone detection system deployment.

The service is being delivered by a fleet of Mercedes vehicles equipped with specialist detection equipment which instantly alerts the Coptrz operating crew and event security staff of pending drone threats. The system will detect and identify the make and model of drones within a 5 km radius, providing a geo-fenced detection envelope around an event.

The system can identify the exact GPS location of both the drone and the operator, so that security staff or police can take immediate action to apprehend pilot and mitigate the threat.

The system can be used to protect critical infrastructure, and has already been used at state weddings and the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Coptrz CEO, Paul Luen, said: “With the proliferation of drones set to reach 20 million in 2020 and countries like the US committing a US$1 billion counter-drone budget, major events are now waking up to the need to increase their aerial security. DDaaS enables event organisers to secure their skies without incurring any crippling capital expenditure. The service will play a major role in keeping the public safe from bad actors or stupid operators causing havoc with drones. Nobody wants to be closing the stable door after the horse has bolted!”

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