Dedrone Raised $10m For Their Smart Drone Defense

Posted: May 17 2016, 3:16pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Dedrone Raised $10m For Their Smart Drone Defense

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Today Dedrone announced a $10 million series A investment round lead by Menlo Ventures. We covered Dedrone recently. The company offers a non destructive Drone defense system.

Dedrone's DroneTracker has several sensors and intelligent pattern recognition software. As soon as DroneTracker has identified a drone, the jammer is activated via an interface and transmits electromagnetic waves which interfere with the radio signal between remote control unit and drone.

If a drone is flying on automatic pilot, the GPS signals required for navigation can also be jammed. In both cases, the effect is the same: the drones are disoriented and the manufacturer’s pre-programmed safety procedure generally cuts in, meaning that the drone flies back to where it started from, lands immediately, or remains hovering in mid-air.

"In general, remote-controlled drones only operate in a certain frequency range", explains Alexander F. Wuest, CEO of HP. "Our jammer is configured to specifically target the drone’s frequency range and stop it without causing any damage."

Jamming drones definitely is more sensitive than shooting them down with a laser cannon that Boeing offers.

The Dedrone DroneTracker are marketed to prison operators, governments and other instituation that have an interest to protect against over flying drones.

Venky Ganesan, managing director at Menlo Ventures and early investor in Palo Alto Networks, will join Dedrone’s board of directors. “Drones are a disruptive phenomenon that has quickly emerged in all facets of consumer life from deliveries to photography. However like all new technologies, they also pose significant risks to society ranging from aviation to terrorism,” Ganesan said. “We need to safely enable drones and Dedrone is the answer. Dedrone is building a true next-generation security platform for physical security. We are thrilled to be partner with Joerg Lamprecht and his capable management team on this journey.”

Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco. The DroneTracker is developed and manufactured in Kassel, Germany. According to the company DroneTracker is already deployed at many customers including prisons, airports, stadiums, police and industrial companies. Most names cannot be disclosed for security concerns, but for instance the police in Cooperstown, NY users a DroneTracker to protect events.

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