Drone Risk - The reality
Drones and UAV's (Unmanned Ariel Vehicles) have emerged as one of the leading security and safety threats to a range of vulnerable organisations. In Australia we have already seen:
- Dones dropping drugs into prisons
- Drones crashing into people at public events causing injury to people
- Drones flying into and near aircraft
- Drones used to provide surveillance on sports teams as they practice
- Drones used to provide surveillance during drug deals
- Drones flying dangeously over crowds
- Drones breaching perimeter security on a weekly basis
- Drones used to assist burglars identify if a property is unattended
Stadiums & Venues
Stadiums and venues are the target of a wide range of Drone risk, these include:
- Celebrity chasing
- Paparazzi Dones
- Unauthorised videoing
- Protesters / Nuscience
- Unauthorised Surveillance
One of the greatest risks to critical infrastructure is the accidental drone landing in a substation and a child or parent entering the facility to retrieve the Drone. The risks of this activity include the risk of electricution and damage to infrastructure.
Drones can also be used to remotely target critical infrastructure such as terminal and sub stations.
Airports & Critical Infrastructure
In Australia we have seen flying near to and impacting aircraft.
Airports and critical infrastructure require a different level of Drone detection solutions. The ability to detect 99% of Drone activity or greater is the minimum standard. Commercial grade detection systems generally fall short of this minimim requirement. The types of systems used should also provide the ability (when or if CASSA allow it) to safely deny unauthorised intrusion.
In Australia we have seen public events marred by Drones crashing into crowds resulting in serious injury to innocent bystanders. Additionally the threat of a Hostile Drone attack in public space is increasing as the technology capability improves and pricing reduces. Drone detection systems in public space and public events is already conducted by most countries. Call Brassets for information on that next level of Darone detection and mitigation systems.
Prisons & Rehabilitation Facilites
Australia, like the rest of the world has experienced Drones used top deliver contraband to Prisoners that are incarcerated. Drone detection systems should not only provide an alert but also allow security personnel / Police to drive to the operator of the Drone.
Drone systems can also provide Geofenced protection ensuring intrusion does not occur. (Pending CASA regulations in the future)