A drone-tech firm is joining forces with a well-known New England company to bolster its position as a top UAV security player.
Drone Labs recently entered an agreement with FTG Security to marry its Drone Detector product with an array of FTG solutions — video surveillance, access control, intrusion alarm and detection systems and intercoms.
“Its fantastic validation for us to be able to work with a company that has the credentials of FTG,” Zain Naboulsi, CEO of Drone Labs, said in a press release. “We are pleased to be providing them the Drone Detector, and we look forward to what opportunities the future holds.”
FTG Security is an affiliate of FTG Technologies, a New England-based offering voice, data, and video solutions for transit, highway, government, public safety and corporate clients
Drone Detector is built on a layered system of detection, using radio frequency identification and GPS telemetry to augment audio detectors drones — from as far away as a kilometer.
“The world of drones has exploded, and there will be those who seek to use these devices in a malevolent way,” says Jim Boyce, Head of Airspace Security at FTG Security. “We are extremely pleased to be in on the ground floor of drone detection, with what we consider to be the best product on the market today.”
“The FTG companies, in collaboration with Drone Labs, are uniquely positioned to deliver the industries’ leading drone-detection solution,” said FTG Technologies President Sean Doherty.
“As the ever expanding drone market continues to evolve, so too will the systems that protect and secure us from threats. The elite engineering teams at FTG and Drone Labs, backed by our 24/7 Network Operations Center, provide clients a one-of-a-kind managed services partner to deliver a complete, managed drone-detection solution.”
Along with the expanding anti-drone industry, drone detection firms are turning heads in the investment world. For example, DroneShield, a Virginia-based UAV detection company, went public on the Australian Securities Exchange last week. Australian venture-capital group Long Hill LLC acquired the firm in May.
Many detection companies could also tap into the wellspring of federal contracts. In May, the FAA joined forces with “government, industry and academia partners” to test drone detection tech at JFK airport and experts say the agency will likely invest more funds into similar projects going forward.