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Flag on the Play — Drones Create Havoc for Sporting Events

January 18th, 2023 Flag on the Play — Drones Create Havoc for Sporting Events

As we approach the “biggest game of the year”, people may be wondering if the retractable roof over State Farm Stadium will be open. Most likely the answer is no. One of the many reasons why could be the risk that drones pose to open-air stadiums. In the 2021-2022 NFL season, the NFL recorded close to 1,400 incidents of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying near stadiums during flight restrictions related to ongoing games. In fact, twice in one weekend this season, drones were responsible for d...

Drones for Good: How Law Enforcement and Correctional Facilities Are Using Drones as a Resource

December 9th, 2022 Drones for Good: How Law Enforcement and Correctional Facilities Are Using Drones as a Resource

Drones can be seen by many in Law Enforcement and Corrections as a threat. But that is not always the case. Drones are being used by law enforcement as a method of surveillance, suspect tracking, and de-escalation. Drones as First Responder (DFR) programs allow law enforcement to deploy drones in response to 911 calls and other incidents as the first “eyes” on the scene. These drones have cameras on board that can stream video back to law enforcement agents, oftentimes within minutes. Seen as a ...

SkySafe Named as CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

November 18th, 2022 SkySafe Named as CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 28 consumer technology product categories. Those with the highest rating receive the “Best of Innovation” distinction. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design. SkySafe ...

SkySafe featured in Diversity in Action Magazine

November 15th, 2022 SkySafe featured in Diversity in Action Magazine

“Drones have really changed the dynamic on the battlefield in unbelievable ways,” says Grant Jordan, CEO of SkySafe, a San Diego-based company that has become a global leader in drone defense strategy. “Prior to the addition of drones, a military branch like the Air Force operated in a world of air dominance. You either fully owned the airspace or you didn’t. But today, drones have filled the gap that won’t allow you to have that type of total control. Any random person can take a $500 drone, fl...

SkySafe in Correctional News Magazine

October 7th, 2022 SkySafe in Correctional News Magazine

As drone use across the U.S. has grown, so have the array of ways to defend against these contraband-carrying threats to correctional facilities. CN recently reached out to SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan to see how his firm is stepping up to help facilities detect and deter today’s high-tech drones. How has the drone threat to correctional facilities evolved in recent years, and how is SkySafe responding? GJ: Drone technology is rapidly advancing, as is its personal and commercial use. According to th...

Drones are Flying in Restricted Airspace over Airports

September 28th, 2022 Drones are Flying in Restricted Airspace over Airports

Just last month, a drone came within 8 feet of a Delta flight landing at Orlando International Airport. A Southwest Airline pilot reported seeing the same drone. Airspace around airports is highly restricted, and yet drones are still being spotted at airports around the world. Whether these drone operators are malicious or careless, our national airspace is at risk from rogue drone activity. The impacts can range from the grounding of flights to potentially lethal results. SkySafe Cloud provides...

Security and Counter-Drone at the Commercial UAV Expo

September 12th, 2022 Security and Counter-Drone at the Commercial UAV Expo

Last week's Commercial UAV Expo was an opportunity for the Commercial UAV community to come together, learn from one another, and help move the drone industry forward to an exciting future. The sessions shared observations, predictions, and concepts from a variety of industry experts. Many sessions focused on the trends and innovations of the drone industry, but there was also a focus on the challenges that drones can present. SkySafe's CEO, Grant Jordan, led a panel discussion on Security and C...

Drones - The Air Assault on US Prisons

September 7th, 2022 Drones - The Air Assault on US Prisons

The headlines are almost daily now. US Prisons are facing an air assault by drones. Drugs, weapons, phones, and other types of contraband are being flown into prisons at a staggering rate. Prison officials are realizing that guards, gates, and guns are no longer sufficient forces to combat the threat of contraband. Authorities in South Carolina are attributing the problem to gang activity. Lee County Sheriff, Daniel Simon is on the front lines, "These large drones can carry heavier and heav...

It’s Innovation Week at DFW Airport!

August 23rd, 2022 It’s Innovation Week at DFW Airport!

This week DFW Airport hosted its first ever Innovation Week and SkySafe was excited to be a part of it. This event is employee-centered and features keynote presentations, workshops, and hands-on demonstrations. DFW is highlighting how their colleagues and partners drive change and offer opportunities for the team to learn and grow. SkySafe's CEO, Grant Jordan, participated in a panel session alongside Jason Williams, the Senior Innovation Implementation Consultant at DFW and Jason Byers, Assist...

Grant Jordan on Tacos + Tech

August 16th, 2022 Grant Jordan on Tacos + Tech

Grant Jordan, SkySafe's CEO, was a guest on the Tacos and Tech podcast this week. He shares how he found his way to the drone industry, how drones have evolved over the years, and how he turned his business idea for SkySafe into reality. "One of the keys to delivering real value to customers is trying to make sure that you don’t need to create a new role. No matter the industry nobody wants to have another person on the headcount just to cover this one particular area. So, I think it’s abou...