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Rogue Drone Tracking for Stadium Safety

July 11th, 2023 Blog Rogue Drone Tracking for Stadium Safety

While drones are doing wonders across multiple industries and sectors, not everyone uses them with good intentions or with complete knowledge of airspace rules and regulations. The latter has become especially true for sporting events in different parts of the world. The National Football League, for instance, counted some 1,400 incursions by drones during flight restrictions over and around stadiums during the 2021-22 season, with two men recently pleading guilty to illegally flying drones over...

Keeping Drones Out of Prison Airspace

July 5th, 2023 Blog Keeping Drones Out of Prison Airspace

With drones accessible to the general public, secure facilities like prisons are encountering skyrocketing cases of contraband, including cell phones, food, drugs, and weapons, from their airspace. This nefarious activity can create perilous situations for those inside and outside the prison walls. A report by the U.S. Department of Justice found that, on average, illegal UAV drops increase by 50% or more annually – a rate that continues to worsen. Beyond delivering drugs to inmates, drones are...

Upcoming Webinar: Stop Contraband Drops

June 27th, 2023 Blog Upcoming Webinar: Stop Contraband Drops

Webinar: Stop Contraband Drops Everything you need to know about the drone threat to correctional facilities and what you can do to stop it. REGISTER NOW Fanning the flames from the sky are criminal drones dropping drugs, cell phones, and weapons into the heart of correctional facilities. According to one source, nearly 10 million consumer drones will be shipped by 2030, which will only increase this already prevalent threat for prisons across the US. Beyond creating a more dangerous environment...

Drone Seizure and Recovery

June 19th, 2023 Blog Drone Seizure and Recovery

Criminal use of drones is driving the need for sophisticated detection and counter-drone systems. Getting this technology into the hands of those who need it most – stadiums, prisons, airports, border patrol, critical infrastructure facilities – is only one piece of the solution. In the Detection -> Mitigation -> Recovery -> Forensic Investigation lifecycle, it is often an organization’s front-line workers who are left to handle the Recovery portion, but with little support or training ...

Drone Defense is Key When it Comes to Perimeter Protection

June 13th, 2023 Blog Drone Defense is Key When it Comes to Perimeter Protection

Those tasked with protecting correctional facilities in 2023 know all too well the threats posed by high-tech RC drones, which have only continued to escalate along with the continually evolving technology behind them. With that in mind, Correctional News tapped the mind of SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan, for his insights on this vital security issue. SkySafe is the lone airspace security technology company to create and operate a comprehensive, city-wide sensor network that allows organizations to de...

SkySafe on the Drone Radio Show

June 6th, 2023 Blog SkySafe on the Drone Radio Show

“It’s funny to me, a lot of people hear about SkySafe or companies like us in the counter-drone business and they think that we’re anti-drone, that we’re against drones. I think it’s the exact opposite. We’re all in this business, and we do the work we do, because we’re genuinely excited about drones and we want them to be used for good things. We want all of the awesome stuff that we can do with drones. But the thing is, to get there we’ve got to have rules of the road. We’ve got to have enforc...

Drones are the New Contraband Smugglers

May 24th, 2023 Blog Drones are the New Contraband Smugglers

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, ammun...

Webinar: Drone Seizure and Recovery

April 20th, 2023 Blog Webinar: Drone Seizure and Recovery

The first minutes of a response to a drone incident could make or break an investigation. This webinar is designed to inform first responders on what to do in the event of a drone incident. Any mistakes made during an incident response could have major consequences on any subsequent forensics analysis. The steps used in this webinar are derived from INTERPOL's Framework for Responding to a Drone Incident. Steps include assessing the scene, preserving, and documenting, and identifying additional ...

SkySafe Provides Added Security for Torrey Pines

March 15th, 2023 Blog SkySafe Provides Added Security for Torrey Pines

The Farmers Insurance Open is held at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, CA. We sat down with Andrew Harmatys, the Chief Operating Officer for the tournament, to find out why they selected SkySafe to enhance their airspace security. As he put it, “If you have the ability to do something to further protect your fans, your sponsors, your players in this case, why wouldn’t you do it?” Click here to learn how SkySafe was able to provide the tournament’s Unified Command with enhanced airspace aw...

The Importance of Drone Incident Response

March 8th, 2023 Blog The Importance of Drone Incident Response

For first responders to a drone incident, actions or inactions could have serious consequences to future investigations. SkySafe recently shared a Quick Reference Guide designed for anyone who in the capacity of their duties may be required to respond to a drone incident. Using data incorporated from INTERPOL’s Framework for Responding to a Drone Incident (January 2020), as well as standard practices around digital forensics, incident response, and crime scene procedures, SkySafe has presented a...