A partnership of two intelligent security solutions will spell faster detection and interception of the agile flying device.

When a malicious or unauthorized drone is detected in an airspace, it is considered a security threat, and time is of the essence in intercepting the device. The more effectively that on-site personnel can respond, the better their chances of countering whatever the drone is there to do.

One digital solution that can assist personnel in speeding up response time is from Dedrone, which combines machine-learning software with hardware sensors, electronic attack methods like smart jamming. The solution provides early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats.

Used by hundreds of customers globally, including the US military, allied and coalition forces, correctional facilities, airports, utilities, as well as other public and private organizations, the solution is set to incorporate software from BlackBerry that is also used by key organizations around the world, including 70% of the US Federal government.

Said Aaditya Devarakonda, President and Chief Business Officer, Dedrone about the partnership: “BlackBerry AtHoc’s advanced alerting capabilities combined with Dedrone’s drone detection technology, enable our customers to react precisely and in time to control the situation.”

Working with the BlackBerry application programming interface, Dedrone has integrated extensive and granular alerting functionality into its anti-drone solution. This allows the creation of automated, highly targeted alerts based on a range of criteria, including flight zones, drone behavior, and user groups—for a more efficient, focused response to the presence of an unauthorized drone.

Said Christoph Erdmann, Senior Vice President of Secure Communications, BlackBerry: “New advanced technologies have the potential to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges; however, they also introduce new security risks. Drones are one of the many IoT endpoints that add to the growing chaos that security leaders must navigate. We’re excited to partner with Dedrone to offer a critical solution that organizations around the world can use to keep citizens and the public safe.”