BlackBerry® is pleased to announce it has partnered with Dedrone®, the market and technology leader in airspace security, to deliver advanced counter-drone technology to secure the world’s most critical sites. As part of this embedded technology partnership, Dedrone is integrating BlackBerry® AtHoc software into its products to enable real-time secure alerts when a malicious or unauthorized drone is detected in a restricted airspace.
The Dedrone technology portfolio combines machine-learning software with best-in-class hardware sensors, electronic attack methods like smart jamming, and defeat weapons to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats. Dedrone’s capabilities are used by hundreds of customers globally, including the U.S. military, allied and coalition forces, correctional facilities, airports, utilities, as well as other public and private organizations.
“When an unauthorized drone enters restricted airspace, time is of the essence. The more effectively the on-site personnel can respond, the better their chances of countering whatever the drone is there to do,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, Dedrone President and Chief Business Officer. “BlackBerry AtHoc’s advanced alerting capabilities combined with Dedrone’s drone detection technology, enable our customers to react precisely and in time to control the situation.”
Working with the BlackBerry AtHoc API, Dedrone has integrated directly to BlackBerry AtHoc’s extensive and granular alerting functionality. This allows the creation of automated, highly targeted alerts based on a range of criteria, including flight zones, drone behavior, and user groups – for a more efficient, focused response to the presence of an unauthorized drone.
“New advanced technologies have the potential to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges, however, they also introduce new security risks. Drones are one of the many IoT endpoints that add to the growing chaos that security leaders must navigate,” said Christoph Erdmann, BlackBerry Senior Vice President of Secure Communications. “We’re excited to partner with Dedrone to offer a critical solution that organizations around the world can use to keep citizens and the public safe.”
BlackBerry is a global leader in secure communications and our BlackBerry AtHoc software is used by key organizations around the world, including 70% of the U.S. Federal government. To learn more about how BlackBerry intelligent security solutions are enabling a securely connected future everywhere, visit www.BlackBerry.com.