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This portable device from Dedrone can detect and identify drones up to 3 miles away

The DedroneRapidResponse can be attached to a portable tower to provide security for large gatherings like sporting events and concerts


DedroneRapidResponse is an AI-powered technology that can be attached to a tower and towed on a trailer to detect and locate drones in the air space.


By Police1 Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, software company Dedrone launched its first portable drone detection unit, capable of detecting, identifying and locating nearly 300 drone types.

DedroneRapidResponse is an AI-powered technology in a mobile platform that can be attached to a 30- to 50-foot tower and towed on a trailer. DedroneRapidResponse aims to bolster public safety at large gatherings like sporting events, parades and concerts, as well as at crime scenes and during heavy police activity, according to a press release.

DedroneRapidResponse uses cloud-enabled software to pinpoint the drone and its pilot’s location as soon as a drone is turned on, which can give security teams a headsup when a drone is about to enter a no-fly zone.

The tower can be set up in under 30 minutes and can detect drones up to 5 km away. DedroneRapidResponse comes with two cameras so that it can track multiple drones at once, according to the release.

“Unlike anything else on the market today, DedroneRapidResponse provides a multi-layered mobile security solution that makes it easy to quickly address a city, agency or company’s airspace security needs, ensuring protection of people, property and information from drone threats,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone.

The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department became the first police agency in the country to use DedroneRapidResponse when they deployed the device at an IndyCar motor race this year, according to the release.

“The Firestone Grand Prix is an international event, equivalent to the Super Bowl or World Series for the St. Petersburg community,” said Chief Anthony Holloway in a statement. “Dedrone was the ideal partner to help us provide an ‘eye in the sky’ and protect against illegal drones in the no-fly zone.”

Learn more about Dedrone and its products here.