Layered drone defence solution

Dedrone Drone Radar

Drone detection sensors and software suite

Dedrone

Protect your airspace with Dedrone’s industry-leading drone defence hardware and software suite - providing real-time detection and layered multi-sensor compatibility.

Combine Dedrone’s out-of-the-box RF detectors with the DedroneTracker software for automated, 24/7 monitoring and alerting.

Detect, identify and locate DJI and non-DJI drones; understand the threat in real-time; and receive summary reports to conduct gap analysis and develop effective action plans.

DedroneTracker seamlessly integrates with a variety of sensing and threat mitigation technologies, including but not limited to DJI AeroScope RF, Radar and PTZ cameras, to enable a customised and layered drone defence strategy.

Benefit from immediate and remote notifications and alarming through SMS, email, smartphone push notifications and other channels

The DedroneTracker software platform - endorsed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure - can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise.

The Dedrone ecosystem is SAPIENT compliant. SAPIENT (Sensing for Asset Protection with Integrated Electronic Networked Technology) has been adopted by the MOD as the standard for counter-UAS technology. It is also being evaluated as a potential NATO standard for counter-drone systems.

heliguy™ is an industry-leading C-UAS provider, specialising in multiple drone defence solutions including Dedrone and DJI AeroScope. 

75+

Critical infrastructure sites

50+

Prisons

35

Countries with Dedrone

35+

Government agencies

20+

Airports internationally

4+

G7 countries

Dedrone rapid deployment

Dedrone can be set-up by 1 person in just 15 minutes, with no Dedrone engineer required on-site.

#1 Hardware

Out of the box hardware

Easy to set up. All you need is a power supply.

Just place the Dedrone Sensor on a pole and it will connect automatically.

#2 Software

Browser-based Software

Access DedroneTracker software on your desktop or mobile via the web-based interface.

Dedrone software integrates with a range of drone defence technologies including DJI AeroScope, PTZ cameras and third-party radar for a layered solution.

#3 Alerts

24/7 Alerting

Identify key details about the drone and flight.

Benefit from automated alarming and real-time alerts about airspace incursions.

DedroneTracker Software

Obtain deep insights and integrate multiple sensors with DedroneTracker software.

Recognise and classify drones in your airspace and access forensic data including drone make and model.

Receive automated alarming when a drone is detected and utilise automatic summary reports to analyse your airspace.

DedroneTracker integrates with Dedrone solutions, as well as third-party sensors including DJI AeroScope, PTZ cameras and existing infrastructure for a comprehensive and layered drone defence strategy.

DedroneTracker can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise. DedroneTracker can be operated independently of Dedrone sensors, meaning it can be deployed in isolation alongside alternative technology, like DJI AeroScope.

DedroneTracker Software

Dedrone Sensors

DedroneTracker integrates with Dedrone solutions, as well as third-party sensors and existing security solutions

Dedrone RF Sensors

Dedrone RF Drone Detection

Dedrone’s industry-leading RF drone detection sensors detect drones based on radio signals.

They can also classify them, identifying the manufacturer and/or model, and locate them.

Dedrone RF sensors can detect almost all commercial, hobby and home-made drones, including the entire DJI product line.

The primary Dedrone RF sensors are the DedroneSensor RF-160 and DedroneSensor RF-360.

Both Dedrone RF-160 and RF-360 provide early detection, alerts, and classification of airspace intrusions.

Additionally Dedrone RF-360 will provide distance and location tracking to map the position of both pilot and drone.

Dedrone RF-160 vs RF-360 Sensor

Both Dedrone RF-160 and RF-360 provide early detection, alerts, and classification of airspace intrusions.

Additionally Dedrone RF-360 will provide distance and location tracking to map the position of both pilot and drone.

RF-160 RF-360
Range (line of sight) Under normal conditions 1.0 mi (1.6 km) for most drones. Under ideal conditions up to 3.1 mi (5.0 km) for specific drones. Under normal conditions 1.25 mi (2.0 km) for most drones. Under ideal conditions up to 3.1 mi (5.0 km) for specific drones
Device Type Sensor Sensor (pole not included)
Radio Frequency Omnidirectional passive detection and classification Omnidirectional, passive detection, classification, and direction finding
Dimensions (L x W x H) 300 mm x 300 mm x 405 mm 300 mm x 300 mm x 405 mm
Weight 15 lb (6.8 kg) 15.5 lb (7.0 kg)
Ingress Protection Rating IP65 IP65
Operating Temperature -20°C to 55°C -20°C to 55°C
Power Supply on Premises Operation PoE IEEE 802.3bt (60 W) or AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz max. 1 A PoE IEEE 802.3bt (60 W) or AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz max. 1 A
Power Supply Cellular Operation AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz max. 1 A AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz max. 1 A
Power Consumption 21 W (typical) 24 W (typical)
Connectivity Via LAN to existing IT infrastructure or via the integrated mobile connection in the Dedrone Cloud Via LAN to existing IT infrastructure or via the integrated mobile connection in the Dedrone Cloud
Communication Technologies Cellular Communication* or Ethernet (*for USA, Canada and most of Europe) Cellular Communication** or Ethernet (*for North America, most of Europe and others possible)
Configuration, Operation, and Alarms Via the browser-based DedroneTracker software (software version >= 4.2 and valid licence) Via the browser-based DedroneTracker software (software version >= 4.2.15 and valid licence)
Software Updates Firmware and DedroneDNA updates via a DedroneTracker instance (cloud or server) Firmware and DedroneDNA updates via a DedroneTracker instance (cloud or server)

PTZ Cameras

With their pan, tilt and zoom functionality, PTZ cameras can be an essential part of a drone defence strategy.

PTZ cameras enable visual identification and localisation of the drone and payload and are a fundamental tool for recording and preserving forensic evidence.

Benefit from visual auto-tracking and use PTZ to complement RF drone detection.

Depending on the application, Dedrone integrates one or more PTZ cameras.

Dedrone can integrate with a range of cameras, including leading solutions from Axis and Flir.

Third-party Radar

Integrate radar into the Dedrone platform to detect drones and their altitude.

Use in conjunction with RF sensors and PTZ cameras, along with the Dedrone Tracker software for automatic drone detection.

Radar systems are particularly popular with airports and military, and are effective independent of light and weather conditions.

Since they emit radiation, radar is subject to approval and price-intensive to purchase compared to other sensors.

Dedrone can integrate with a range of radar, including leading solutions from Echodyne and Flir, as shown.

 

DJI AeroScope

DJI AeroScope is a passive RF radar system which reliably tracks real-time telemetry data from all DJI drones (around 80% of the market) within its range. 

    DJI AeroScope - which can be used with an on-premise local server for enhanced data security - comes in mobile and stationary formats and the most powerful AeroScope drone radar can identify drones within a 50km range.

    Generate detailed flight logs, including statistical reports and heat maps, and access remote monitoring via the G8 and G16 systems.

    DJI AeroScope has been endorsed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

    Learn more about Drone Defence Learn more about DJI AeroScope

    DroneDefender Drone Gun

    Deploy the DroneDefender when a UAS threat is detected.

    This drone gun operates instantaneously when the trigger is engaged, and breaks the communication link from the pilot to the drone. The aircraft then enters its pre-programmed safety mode, minimising risk to public safety and damage to the drone.

    The DroneDefender is a quickly-deployable point-and-shoot device, with a range of 2km and counters a wide range of commercial off the shelf drones.

    Used within a layered drone defence solution, the DroneDefender can be deployed as an effective mitigation strategy, as part of a strategic end-to-end detect and defeat capability.

    How is Drone Defence Used?

    Protect your airspace

    Drone defence is an important asset for critical infrastructure, airports, prisons, maritime and stadia, as well as for organisers of major events.

    Airports

    There have been numerous incidents of drones causing disruption at airports. Think Gatwick in December 2018. Drone defence protects this sensitive airspace from UAS intrusions and reduces the risk of drones colliding with manned aviation.

    Shipping

    Drone defence can be crucial for maritime operations to protect valuable cargo, crew and passengers. Vessels are particularly vulnerable when they have limited manoeuvrability, such as when they are docked in port or passing through narrow straits or canals. Drone threats include aerial reconnaissance, breach of privacy or being deployed as a missile.

    Stadiums

    A high-profile sporting event or open-air festival are attractive targets for malicious drone operators. Unmanned aircraft can be used to capture unauthorised footage, interrupt the game, and cause damage. They also present serious hazards for players and spectators.

    Infrastructure

    The 2019 attack on oil-processing facilities in Saudi Arabia showed the carnage of a drone strike on critical infrastructure - causing huge damage and having a significant impact on global financial markets. Drones can also be deployed by activists who can fly around nuclear sites, oil installations, fracking sites and other critical infrastructure to cause damage, disruption and/or publicity.

    Government

    In highly-sensitive and politically-important area, drones can be used for terrorism and for spying. Ladden with bombs or other hostile payloads, drones can attack property and cause threats to life. They can also be deployed for reconnaissance missions, collecting sensitive and private information to prepare for an attack and obtain intelligence.

    Prisons

    Drones have become a useful and fairly anonymous tool for criminals to drop illicit substances or other contraband into prison grounds. Bring drone defence into action around the prison’s parameter to counter this illegal activity. Some systems also enable you to track the location of the pilot.

    heliguy™: Your Drone Defence Partner

    heliguy™ is a drone defence specialist with experience of supplying, installing and maintaining C-UAS solutions around the world.

    Benefit from heliguy™'s versatile counter-drone ecosystem, with expertise and a one-stop-shop offering in multiple solutions including Dedrone and DJI AeroScope. This enables us to provide suitable and tailored mitigation technology at each stage of a drone defence strategy, from foundation sensors through to dynamic layered solutions and scaling.

    heliguy™ is deeply entrenched with UK police and the MOD, offering a deep understanding of the security sector and airspace safety. As a leading drone supplier, heliguy™ is a UAS expert, helping to bolster drone defence strategies inline with advancing drone systems.

    Drone defence technology can be a crucial asset for a drone in the box ecosystem, providing real-time awareness of the airspace to enable safe, automated and remote drone deployment. heliguy™ is a DJI Dock partner, helping to integrate and standardise each organisation's drone in a box and drone defence infrastructure.

    heliguy™ offers surge support, with rapid deployment of drone defence techology, including a dedicated drone support vehicle with built-in RF detection.

    As part of the drone defence package, heliguy™ offers consultation, site visits, installation plans, lifetime support and in-house repairs, maintenance and health checks.

    Contact heliguy™ for a drone defence consultation

    Dedrone RF Radar FAQs

    Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

    FAQs

    Can radar systems detect drones?

    Modern radar systems and RF radar can track and detect drones effectively.

    Drones are often made from plastic materials which do not reflect radar waves very well, but since drones emit radio signals, RF (radio frequency) detectors such as Dedrone and DJI AeroScope, can detect these specific wavelengths and pinpoint drones and pilot location.

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    FAQs

    How does RF radar work?

    Traditional radar emits an elctromagnetic pulses in the radio wavelength, and measures the reflections generated when the pulses collide with objects.

    RF drone detection systems like Dedrone and AeroScope are passive radar systems, detecting the radio waves emitted from the object they are tracking.

    Since drones are often made from plastic materials which do not reflect radar waves very well, this is often more accurate that traditional methods, and reduces false positives from objects such as birds.

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