Dedrone secures the world’s airspace with Distributed Edge Computing

Drone technology is a growing threat to privacy, cybersecurity and physical security. Unauthorised or malicious drones in protected airspace – such as ports and airports, power plants, and military bases – can cause shutdowns, delays, or pose a terrorist threat. But how can you ensure drone detection is working swiftly enough to stop such threats in their tracks, wherever they go?

Dedrone provides complete airspace security for organisations to protect critical infrastructure against unwanted drone activity. Its software integrates different types of sensors and video analytics so that organisations can immediately detect when a drone is in and around their assets – and act fast.

Dedrone has integrated its counter-drone platform into Vodafone Business’s Distributed Edge Computing powered by AWS Wavelength, helping to ensure rapid detection, speed up critical decision-making and keep everyone safer.

The challenge

Dedrone’s software platform integrates a range of sensors in order to detect, classify and locate drones in real time.

A major challenge for critical sites facilities is how to deliver new solutions, such as Dedrone’s airspace security platform, to increase security in aging and challenging environments – that often have minimal or legacy network infrastructure.

Without convenient, high-speed network access, these sites have struggled to implement Dedrone protection – meaning that drone activity alerts and insights couldn’t happen at top speeds.

The solution

Vodafone Business’s collaboration with AWS brings to life Distributed Edge by locating AWS infrastructure at the edge of Vodafone’s 4G and 5G network. With Distributed Edge, Dedrone can overcome some of their customers’ infrastructure challenges. Now, it’s possible to:

  • Achieve connectivity and computing in locations where it would be difficult to physically connect without great expense or disruption.
  • Install sensors in the right locations, without the need to lay metres of cabling.
  • Quickly deliver automated alerts and images to security teams in the event of a drone intrusion and provide real-time analytics of the airspace activity – which can be instantly actioned to respond to a drone incursion.
  • Offer customers flexibility with how they can deploy Dedrone’s technology in a meaningful and secure way – and enable agile multi-site deployments.

The benefits

Sites of critical importance now can seamlessly upgrade their security programs to protect their lower airspace. Dedrone sensors can then detect, classify and locate drones in real time and empower customers with vital security alerts, so they have the advantage when faced with malicious or unauthorised drone interference. And in scenarios when milliseconds matter, that can make an incredible difference.

Dedrone and Vodafone Business are working to deliver a comprehensive airspace security solution to detect, classify and localise drones. Integrating Dedrone’s counter-drone platform into Vodafone Business’ Edge Computing solution means customers can quickly and easily extend their security systems to better protect their lower airspace from drone threats.

Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone