23 Jun Drone detector prototype from Panasonic displayed at IFSEC
A prototype of Panasonic’s new drone finder has been on show at IFSEC 2016, the UK’s biggest security tradeshow at Excel London (21st – 23rd June).
The technology provides detection of the drone, which is seen as the starting point in order to control the drone. Using 32 array microphones and a Pan Tilt Zoom CCTV camera, each sensor can detect a drone at distances of up to 300m through a 1500 field of view. The drone finder analyses neighbouring noises to eliminate them from the detection.
Gerard Figols, european product marketing manager for Panasonic, said, “The growth in popularity of drones has been exponential, but little progress has been made on how to protect restricted zones from the potential threat they pose. Our drone finder technology will help deter and detect flying of drones around military or government buildings for example.”