Many places are at risk of drone attacks, carried out by entities with criminal intentions. Prisons are at risks of drones delivering drugs, weapons or mobile phones. Larger events, where many people are gathered, are at risk of being attacked by drones. Power plants, electricity and gas distribution networks are at risk of being attacked by drones and VIP’s are at risk from video drones. The list of threats attributed to drone attacks is long and continues to grow longer, the more sophisticated drones become.
The ZONITH solution for detection of drones are done by highly sensitive sensors combined with the ZONITH Alarm Control System. The sensors have a range of 1000-1500 meter allowing for early detection and warning. There are two detector types:
- Wolfpack dome detector covers 360 degrees.
- Watchdog single 60 degrees detectors.
The sensors connects via LAN to the ZONITH Alarm Control System server. Once a drone is detected, the alarm handling solution from ZONITH will ensure that staff on the ground are instantly notified about the attack and alerted as to where it is coming from via clear text in the display of the radio. With this combined solution, it is possible to react instantly to any drone attack and resolve the situation effectively. To speed up the reaction the compass direction is translated to directional information that is quick for the receivers to relate to, like “City Center direction” instead of “South-East” or “135 degree”.
ZONITH’s Alarm Control System has support for the most common TETRA and DMR radios in the market and even Android SmartPhones are supported. Other alarm sources from the same facility, like fire alarms, can also be dispatched to the radios via the solution.
The system can detect both the flying drones and the remote control unit from an advanced analysis of the radio control signal. A continuously updated drone type database provide information about the type of drone detected and this detailed information are also passed on to the radios.
For operations in the field, UN aid convoys and protection of VIP’s the handheld Wingman drone detection unit can be supplied.