As the pioneer in the counterdrone market globally, DroneShield serves and protects many sectors from the rapidly growing drone threats. Prisons and correctional facilities are among DroneShield’s target groups in our C-UAS efforts. As commercial drones are getting more accessible and affordable, their growing use in recent years calls for immediate action to ensure the safety of inmates and correctional officers.
There have been many instances where criminals used drones for contraband smuggling within the vicinity of prisons and correctional facilities. In 2018, gang members were airlifting £500,000 worth of drugs and mobile phones into UK prisons using UAS. In 2021, drone reports at prisons were up 246% since 2020 as the government banned face-to-face visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, 20 people were arrested after an eight-month investigation for smuggling different kinds of contraband into a South Carolina prison. The list goes on.
Drones are a popular tool for smuggling contraband due to their small size and exceptional versatility. Today, finding affordable drones and customizing them for different purposes, including illegal ones, is easy. Camera-mounted UAS, for example, allows criminals to scout prison grounds before making a contraband delivery. As drones can fly, it takes more than mere walls and a standard security system to stop them.
DroneShield’s C-UAS prisons are specifically developed to mitigate these drone threats. With world-leading counterdrone protection equipment, operators are able to detect, identify, and neutralise rogue drones quickly and efficiently. DroneShield equips its C-UAS technologies with state-of-the-art multi-sensor counterdrone arrays. Our C-UAS AI technology can detect incoming threats, provide real-time alerts, and gather valuable data as evidence for use in legal proceedings.
DroneShield counterdrone defense systems can also ground intruding drones and pinpoint the location of their pilots. Exclusion zones can also be set up if needed, giving operators total control over the entire site’s security measures. By bringing the operators of rogue drones to justice, authorities can prevent future recurrence.
DroneShield provides C-UAS RfPatrol and DroneSentry for prisons and facilities that need portable solutions for complete control over detected threats, rapidly mitigating UAS at up to 2 km. DroneSentry systems have up to an 8 km range for early detection of UAS threats beyond the perimeter.
DroneShield technology offers superior performance to radar by combining multiple sensors like radio frequency and optical verification to provide complete awareness over prison sites. With better detection and tracking, operators get fewer false alarms to worry about. Additionally, our C-UAS AI system supports integration with existing security systems through RESTful API.
Our engineers make it easier to tailor your drone defense to specific industrial locations and adapt DroneShield technology to suit different facilities’ needs. Get in touch today to upgrade your security systems.