In any given week, news of a terror attack or potential for one in some part of the world has littered news tickers, headlines, and evening news specials. The fear of attending crowded public events from concerts to sporting events and festivals is a commonly discussed topic and heavier security is emphasized, especially in cities where recent attacks have occurred.
Beyond the plethora of security risks event organizers currently account for, the use of drones for malicious purposes is an emerging and highly dangerous threat as they become more publicly available. Easily customized, drone activity in this capacity is extremely dangerous for the public and can help facilitate a major attack either by weapon payload delivery or through surveillance activity in the planning stages or documenting the attack. It is important to remember that sophisticated drones are not overly expensive and are available to anyone. This, coupled with the slow adaptation of drone regulation for the emerging threat posed by increased drone usage, shows the importance of implementing a drone detection policy at a minimum.
As well, drones can be used to spy on performance events potentially infringing on copyrighted materials, intellectual property laws, and affecting overall merchandise sales for performers and artists at open air venues.
Skyview offers real-time, long-range detection and identification of UASs giving you an audible and visual alert of approaching drones. This range is particularly useful for public events which can span very large areas. The real-time detection capability of SkyView ensures any incoming threats can be immediately dealt with and the safety of all attendees is kept intact as they innocently enjoy the festivities from the ground.
Potential threats sUAS pose to Public Events