On Nov 17,2017, The FBI stated that drones are no longer just an overseas threat.
Drones can be modified to carry heavy payloads. Drones can bypass traditional security systems like metal detectors and smuggle a gun right into the hand of a shooter, or drop an explosive or chemical on top of a crowd.
Event organizers and law enforcement can take proactive measures to protect their spectators, performers, and staff from aerial drone threats. By being able to detect and track all UAV's that enter the event and surrounding airspace, event organizers and law enforcement can react to any aerial threats and prevent them from causing damage.
Ahead of their Super Bowl game, the NFLs Atlanta Falcons security spotted a drone flying over their practices. While the pilot turned out to be a neighborhood family, many initially speculated espionage from their opposing team, the New England Patriots.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), decided to close the retractable roof of the Millennium Stadium in Wales over fears terrorists could fly a drone into the ground during the Champions League final.
The U.S. FAA implemented temporary flight restrictions within a 34.5 mile radius of NRG Stadium in downtown Houston, Texas for the Super Bowl. Drone security wasn't the only talk of the town for the Super Bowl - Intel showcased a drone light show at halftime.
A rogue drone flew directly inside a baseball stadium, crash landing into a group of spectators. Investigators were not able to determine if the pilot was flying with malicious intention, or if this was a case of pilot error.
Set for July 2017, event organizers are equipping themselves with massive nets to catch drones if they come too close to the racetrack, athletes or spectators.