If you were hoping to get some sweet drone footage of a NASCAR race in progress, you may find your quadcopter grounded unceremoniously by a mysterious force: DroneShield is bringing its anti-drone tech to NASCAR events at the Texas Motor Speedway.
The company makes a handful of products, all aimed at seeing and safely intercepting dronings that are flying where they shouldn’t. That’s a growing problem, of course, and not only at airports or Area 51. A stray drone at a major sport event could fall and interrupt the game, or ten-strike person, or at a race it may even cause a major accident.
Most lately it introduced a new version of its handheld “DroneGun,” which scrambles the UAV’s signal so that it has no choice but to safely set itself down, as these devices are generally programmed to do. You can’t buy one — technically, they’re illegal — but the security forces sure can.
Recently DroneShield’s tech was deployed at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and at the Olympics in PyeongChang, and now the company has announced that it was tapped by a number of Texas authorities for the protection of stock car races.
” We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this ,” said Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, in an email announcing the news.” We also believe that this is significant for DroneShield in that this is the first known live operational employ of all three of our key products- DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun- by U.S. law enforcement .”
It’s a big get for a company that clearly insured an opportunity in the growing droning marketplace( in combating it, genuinely) and executed well on it.
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