DJI AeroScope To Be Added To UK Catalogue Of Trusted Security Equipment

  • Heliguy is a DJI AeroScope specialist and this drone detection technology has just been endorsed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI);
  • Following the assessment, AeroScope was described as having an intuitive interface and its ‘detection, tracking and identification performance was consistent’;
  • DJI AeroScope will now be added to the CPNI Catalogue of Security Equipment, designed to help security practitioners identify appropriate physical security equipment;
  • AeroScope forms part of the Heliguy Detect brand, which offers a comprehensive and layered solution of drone defence;
  • Heliguy is a supplier of drone defence technology to major airports in the UK, including Gatwick, as well as prisons and critical infrastructure.

As a specialist in DJI AeroScope, Heliguy is delighted to announce that this drone detection system has been evaluated and passed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

The ready-to-use system, which forms part of Heliguy Detect’s comprehensive drone detection package, can identify, track and monitor airborne drones.

It was assessed successfully under the CPNI Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Detect, Track and Identify (DTI) Testing and Evaluation Standard.

As a result, DJI AeroScope will be included in the CPNI Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE). The CSE is available to help security practitioners identify appropriate physical security equipment and further information will be available on the CPNI’s public website next year.

During the CPNI’s assessment, they found AeroScope was very simple to set up, learn and use with an intuitive interface. It responded to multiple UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) operating concurrently and the detection, tracking and identification performance was consistent.

Aviation regulators in many countries are moving to require remote ID systems for drones as a solution to concerns about drone safety and security and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will impose remote ID requirements in July 2020.

A DJI AeroScope unit.

DJI’s AeroScope system is consistent with its problem-solving approach to drone regulation, which aims to strike a reasonable balance between authorities’ need to identify drones that raise concerns and drone pilots’ right to fly without pervasive surveillance.

AeroScope works with all current models of DJI drones, which analysts estimate comprise over two-thirds of the global civilian drone market.

Since AeroScope transmits on a DJI drone’s existing communications link, it does not require new on-board equipment or modifications, or require extra steps or costs to be incurred by drone operators. Other drone manufacturers can easily configure their existing and future drones to transmit identification information in the same way.

One of Heliguy’s AeroScope experts, Kevin Morton, with an AeroScope unit.

DJI AeroScope Is A Key Component Of Heliguy’s Layered Drone Defence Solution

AeroScope forms part of the Heliguy Detect brand, which offers a comprehensive and layered solution of drone defence. Heliguy Detect works with a breadth of leading technology partners to offer a comprehensive and layered drone defence solution.

Two types of AeroScope unit are available – Portable and Stationary.

The Portable AeroScope unit, pictured below, can be set up quickly and easily anywhere it’s needed. It’s perfect for use at temporary events, mobile deployments or other instances where you need to protect the airspace around you at short notice.

DJI AeroScope can be used as a temporary solution.

Meanwhile, the Stationary Unit (pictured below) is designed to be in continuous use outdoors. One of the most significant advantages of using it is the ability to customise and configure the unit precisely to the site that needs to be monitored.

AeroScope can also be utilised as a permanent solution.

Heliguy is a supplier of drone defence to major airports in the UK, including Gatwick, as well as prisons and critical infrastructure.

Earlier this year, Heliguy supplied the British Grand Prix with DJI AeroScope, which detected illegally-flown drones during the weekend and helped police respond quickly.

DJI AeroScope was a vital tool during the British Grand Prix weekend.

Heliguy’s drone detection lead, Michael Smith, said: “Heliguy is delighted that DJI AeroScope will be included in the highly-regarded CPNI Catalogue of Security Equipment.

“We believe DJI Aeroscope should form the basis of any Counter-UAS solution to give you the foundations of a comprehensive layered system.

“It is estimated that DJI drones comprise two-thirds of all drones in operation, which make it crucial for AeroScope to be recognised in the CPNI catalogue.

Heliguy showcased DJI AeroScope at Operation Zenith – a ground-breaking demonstration to test how drones and traditional aircraft can safely share the same airspace.

“At a cost-effective price point, Aeroscope can not only detect drones, it can provide telemetry, serial number and pilot location with an effective radius of up to 50km. This allows early intervention to prevent a rogue drone from potentially becoming a threat.

“With its intelligent building capabilities, you are able to monitor airspace effectively, with numerous features to build a picture of what is happening in the airspace above and implement protocols based on the data captured.

“For any AeroScope or drone defence inquiries, please contact me by emailing [email protected].”

Heliguy is an AeroScope specialist.

As a DJI Gold Partner and European enterprise award winner, Heliguy is the UK’s leading supplier and support specialist of DJI drones and offers comprehensive consultancy, training and repairs.

Christian Struwe, DJI’s Director of Public Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “It’s fantastic news that our DJI AeroScope system has been recognised by the UK’s CPNI as a remote ID solution to enable authorities to identify who is flying near sensitive locations or in ways that raise serious concerns.”

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