Drone Defense Group Presents at Drone Berlin - How to Protect From Unwanted, Uncontrolled, and Malicious Drones

An in-depth look at the various techniques organizations and governments are using to protect their airspace and assets.

DENVER, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Over two million consumer and commercial drones will be sold around the world this year presenting an enormous opportunity, but also safety, privacy and security challenges for nearly every type of organization — from prisons and airports to sporting events and community festivals. Never before has a threat presented itself so quickly and scaled so rapidly.


Over the past few years, the use of drones has increased at a staggering page. Hobbyists and commercial users alike are inventing new ways to use affordable and powerful drone technology to do everything from filming a breathtaking video to delivering relief after a natural disaster.

With any wave of new technology (e.g. automobiles and aircraft), there will be accidents by well-meaning users and in limited cases people who use the technology harmfully. Professionals whose job it is to ensure the safety of facilities like airports and prisons are wondering how to handle this threat - a difficult proposition as technology and regulations are rapidly changing.

Despite a quickly growing market comprised of more than 40 companies providing counter drone tracking or mitigation solutions, Drone Defense Group co-founder Scot Talcott says there are many steps that can be taken right now to reduce an organization's risk. "This is an exciting time for the commercial drone industry, with innovation happening across many sectors. We feel it's critical that all stakeholders in the drone ecosystem understand potential risks and be aware of the countermeasures and best practices that exist for handling this threat."

The first step in reducing risk is awareness and education. The workshop presented at the annual Drone Berlin expo will address three areas:

What's the current risk environment across different sectors?
What types of technology have been developed and deployed to track drones and ultimately mitigate the risk of loss.
With the constantly changing regulatory environment in the United States and European Union, what are some legal and best practices to keep people and assets safe.
More information about drone defense, counter-drone technologies, and the changing legislative landscape can be found at dronedefensegroup.com.

About Drone Defense Group

Drone Defense Group advises corporations, non-profit organizations, festival organizers, and governments of all sizes on how best to reduce the threat of unwanted drones and to ensure total safety for its customers, participants, and citizens. Drone Defense Group's team of experts provide on-site risk analysis, advanced planning and solution architecture solutions from their headquarters in Denver, Colorado to customers around the world.

About Drone Berlin

DRONE Berlin is an annual exhibition and conference exclusively focused on drone technology and innovation. From the parts to the whole, this manufacturing and engineering event brings together component suppliers, systems Integrators, manufacturers and end users to showcase the latest design, production and manufacturing solutions across a vast range of drones for commercial and recreational use.

The exhibition runs concurrently with a number of #BuildingTheBestDrones workshops which are attended by industry leaders, business people, technicians, consultants, and research and development professionals to reveal what is driving demand, shaping novel technologies and market trends.

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