Drones are the New Contraband SmugglersMay 24th, 2023
Since 2020, more than two million uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly known as drones, have been registered by law to the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2022, more than 855,000 new registrations have been filed thus far—and this says nothing of the drones that are purchased and never registered. With drones accessible to the general public, secure facilities like jails and prisons are now encountering skyrocketing cases of drones smuggling contraband such as drugs, weapons, ammunition, lighters, escape kits, cell phones, and more. Violations of prison security occur across the country on a near daily basis, and the risks of a breach are only increasing with airspace becoming more and more crowded with small, easy to purchase drones. Understanding which devices are threats will support positive drone enablement while countering the dangerous ones.
Read the full article in American Jail Association Magazine.