With the advancement in technology, we have now insect-sized spy drones with dragonfly-fly wings which can fit in the palm of a hand.They can take high quality photos, record audio and video, live stream and can even hack WI-FI enabled devices to steal your company’s data.These tiny drones can fly up to 11,000 feet in air, so
- Fences can’t stop them to enter into your company’s premises.
- Officials monitoring the footage of CCTV cameras may misunderstand it as a fly.
- Security guards guarding the building may not be able to even notice it.
Meanwhile it is possible that you’re being spied on with the help of drones by your competitors looking to get hold of your company’s secrets or criminals plotting a heist.
Easy solution? Locate the drones approaching your property and take immediate action.
911security’s drone detection technology detects an unauthorized drone from miles away and can even track back to its operator/pilot.
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It is a relatively new technology and most business owners, large corporations aren’t even aware that they need to install it as soon as possible. That’s why today I will give you 15 reasons to install a drone detection system at your company’s infrastructure.
(1) It is a federal crime to shoot down a drone
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), shooting at any aircraft including drones poses a significant safety hazard. A drone hit by a gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air.
You can’t also damage a drone lurking on your property by any other means. So what are your options in case a drone comes flying above your real estate trying to spy or record your company’s proceedings?
The best option in such a case is to spot a drone from far away before it even enters your property, trace it back to its pilot and gather as much information as possible about it. Next, you want to give all that information to either FAA or higher authorities, so that they can prosecute the lawbreaker.
Obviously, you can’t do that without having a drone detection system installed at your company’s infrastructure.
(2) Drones fitted with camera can take high quality aerial pictures, Zoom in photos
Every company or corporation has some restricted area where nobody except concerned officials are allowed to enter.Imagine pictures of that area or tasks conducted inside are being leaked with the help of a camera fitted drone.This can prove to be a significant security breach for the company.
Drones are capable of not just going to places considered inaccessible but leaking highly sensitive information by taking pictures from every possible angle.
This is where a drone detection system comes to rescue. You will be notified ahead of time when an unauthorized drone enters your company’s premises, so that you can gather relevant information about it and let the FAA know.
(3) Drones wired with microphones can record your conversations
Drone with a microphone attached to it can record your entire conversations without your knowledge.This can later be used against you in blackmailing or electronic harassment. Tiny drones remain unnoticed and as a result can enter places where an unauthorized person don’t has access to.
Along with taking aerial pictures or high resolution photos from few meters away, when the camera is replaced by a microphone, it has the ability to record sensitive conversations.
Drone detection system in such a case allows you to know beforehand about any such sneaking drone looking to record your conversation.
(4) Remote controlled drones with cameras in them can live stream your company’s activities
Wouldn’t it be a nightmare for a company to have all its production or manufacturing activities live stream to a rival competitor?
In this modern age, big corporations are always on the lookout to steal their rival’s secrets to have a competitive edge.If you’re thinking by having fences, security cameras or guards you can prevent this to happen, I’ve some bad news for you.
Remote controlled drones having digital cameras in them can provide live footage of all the important activities happening inside your company’s premises to your competitor.
Then, it’d be just a matter of time before a product better than yours will be launched in the market and you’d be clueless how it happened.
One sure-fire way to avoid this terrible situation is to install a drone detection technology at your company’s entrance, so that you can have all the information about any drone approaching your business location.
Anti drone system gives all the information about who is controlling the drone. This information will act as a critical evidence in prosecuting the culprits in the federal court.
(5) Drones allow criminals to plot a heist
Gone are those days when criminals just relied on their luck and instincts to plan a robbery.With the help of aerial shots, recordings, high quality images from drones, they have access to every CCTV cameras, security guard’s location and passwords to entrance gates.
All these information allows them to plan meticulously and steal your company’s secrets, assets or cash literally overnight.
A drone detection system helps you in staying one step ahead of such criminals looking to loot your company’s location. It can easily locate an unauthorized drone hovering around your company’s infrastructure and give you enough time beforehand to take proper action.
(6) Your company’s meetings aren’t safe either
What if every business plans, future product launches, ideas, statistics discussed between top executives inside a company meeting gets leaked?Yes it is possible with the help of a drone hovering outside the window. Drones fitted with cameras are capable of recording not just sound but video also.
...and this can happen without you not even aware about.
The meeting footage acquired by your competitor with the help of a drone can be analyzed, played repeatedly and used to extract all the sensitive information. They can then utilize this to stay ahead in market or crush you competitively.
Drone detection system makes it impossible for drones to record your company’s meetings as you will be warned in advance in case a drone nears your office building.
(7) Drones can hack into your phone or laptop to steal important data
In March 2016, Glenn Wilkinson created a drone named Snoopy which can hack into your mobile phones or laptop to steal crucial information.
Snoopy targets WI-FI equipped mobile or laptop devices looking for an open connection. Once it finds one, Snoopy comes across as a recognized network and connects to the victim’s device.After the connection is established, Snoopy can easily access all the files, folders, bank account information, photos or videos stored on the device.
This creates a situation where any device, mobile or non-mobile inside a company’s office with WI-FI running on them, seeking an open connection is prone to attack by this drone.Criminals or Competitors alike can use Snoopy to access all the information that is stored on devices present inside a company’s building.
There are 2 ways to stop Snoopy from hacking into your device. One, beware of any WI-FI network your device is connecting to and second, install a drone detection system at your property which will inform you about any drone flying nearby.
(8) Passwords can be stolen by Drones
If you think drones are limited to just taking pictures, recording sound, video or live stream then, wait there’s more damage a lurking drone around a building can do. Drones fluttering above an office can record the keystrokes pressed as you type a password.This recording can be used to discover the passwords of an application, entrance to a private area or important files containing company’s data.With increasing competition, large corporations are indulging in industrial espionage.
The best way to get past this problem is to not let these spying drones enter your property in the first place. 911security’s drone detection technology issues a warning when a drone is a long way from a building. This gives you an extra time to act and not let the drone get away from stealing your passwords.
(9) Drones with guns or flamethrowers installed can be used to fire shots
It is not just cameras that can be installed in a drone, any light to medium weight weapon can also be easily attached to it.
Military drone strikes has long been carried out to fight terrorism but who says it is restricted to use only by military personnels. With 2.5 million drones sold in 2016 alone which is expected to rise to 7 million by 2020, drones are increasingly becoming a household item.
Criminals are finding new ways to exploit it to conduct criminal activities. Drones with guns gives them a way to fire gunshots without them have to physically present on the location. However, when any such drone enters a drone detection radar, you will have a chance of launching a counter drone and destroy it before any such incident can take place.
(10) Drones can collide with people or crash onto your property
If drones with guns is not enough, it’s operator can use the drone itself to crash into people or any object causing damage to life and property.
Mark Blanks, director of a drone test center at Virginia Tech said, “If you’re operating a large multi-rotor aircraft in a really close proximity to people and treating it as if it’s a toy, then I think it’s asking for some pretty severe outcomes”.
Drones can also be shut down mid flight by it’s operator, injuring bystanders and causing property damage.
There’ve been numerous reports of injuries from drones colliding into people throughout the country. Remote controlled drones gives it’s operator the power to choose whom or what to collide it with, which can prove fatal.A drone detection system is the only way to curb such incidents to occur.
(11) Insect sized spy drones can’t be detected with a naked eye
A tiny drone modeled after the size of an insect is currently being developed for the Ministry of Defence and UK’s security forces.It will spy on enemy positions and gather intelligence information for British agents.
It is so small that it can fit in the palm of a hand and is impossible to get noticed by naked eye.
For this very reason, it is important to have a drone detection system installed at a company’s infrastructure as it will be very easy for criminals to spy on a facility without the fear of getting caught.
(12) No-Drone Zone signs are irrelevant
To put it simply, no-drone zones are difficult to enforce. FAA set up a 34.5 mile no-drone zone around the stadium at Super Bowl this year. The problem is such signs or warnings is not enough to stop people from flying their drones into a sensitive airspace.
People are fully aware of the fact that it is illegal to either shoot down a drone or destroy it by any other means.How will you react if a drone come flying on your property despite a no drone zone sign?
The best option in that case is to have a drone detection system installed on your property which can trace back the drone to its pilot and gather enough information to indict the culprit.
(13) Drones pose a security threat to Data Centers
Drones loaded with a Raspberry Pi can land atop a data center and steal sensitive information.Wrong doers are continuously looking to employ drones to carry out such acts.
As a result, they have find a way to install a small single-board computer, Raspberry Pi inside a drone that can hack into a computer system of a data center and transmit information back to it’s operator.
It can easily land on top of a data center building unnoticed, stay there and continue to transfer information over several days or weeks. Drone may die but it comes equipped with a separate power source which allows the single-board computer to continue to steal and send data.
Drone detection technology detects such high tech equipped drones and let you know so that you can destroy its components inside it before it hacks your data center’s computer system.
(14) Drones can hack bluetooth or other wireless communication devices
Cyber security researchers have warned industries several times about hacking capabilities of drones.Francis Brown, a leading cyber security expert termed drones as “laptops that can fly”.
Drones can be used to target close range bluetooth devices such as bluetooth-connected keyboards. Current security measures assume that nobody can get close enough to hack into bluetooth devices and hence are left unprotected.
Drones, however can enter into a room full of officials without getting noticed and can easily hack into bluetooth-connected keyboards, recording the keystrokes typed and from thereon important passwords can easily be discovered.
Having a drone detection system installed at offices is fool-proof way of not letting drones hack into any bluetooth devices present in the building.
(15) Corporate Espionage
As I said earlier that drones are used by rival companies to spy on each other. Be it sneaking inside a boardroom meeting, recording sensitive conversations or taking pictures, drones are capable of conducting such acts easily.
It is normal to lay out company’s financial plans, strategies, future forecasts, product ideas/improvements on a whiteboard. And there are several of these whiteboards kept in different rooms inside a company’s building.
Drone operators can easily find one and click or record the data written on it.
Given all the security threats a drone pose, David Latimer, a cybersecurity researcher says large companies have not properly prepared for these threats.He further adds, “A drone could just go land on the roof, sit there and record people’s keystrokes, and access the internal network over the wireless,”.
Installing a drone detection system or hiring a company expert in dealing with drone countermeasures is a no brainer. Within a matter of few minutes, a company can lose sensitive information to rivals or criminals who may use it to their own advantage. All it takes to stop this from happening is a drone detection system.
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