Correctional Facility Drone Detection

Contraband Delivery Risks

Correctional facility drone detection

Contraband deliveries via drone have soared. Cell phones, drugs, tools and weapons are all popular items. And they pose an enormous risk to safety, both for the prison staff and the inmates. But catching perpetrators is not easy. Deliveries are often a coordinated effort. They may include multiple drones, pilots, and battery changes, and may start and end in completely different locations.

The Solution

Locate the Drone and Pilot

AeroDefense’s correctional facility drone detection solution, AirWarden™ detects drones as they enter your airspace and locates both the drone and the pilot/controller simultaneously.

Alert the Appropriate Personnel

Once detected, alerts are sent to security personnel via command console, text or email. Alerts are configurable based on role and type. They can also be sent to local law enforcement for a coordinated response.

Any information AirWarden derives locally from a facility deployment can be automatically sent to a fusion/dispatch center.

Review Detection Events

Drone detection isn’t just useful for immediate response. Replays of a detection event can also show you the best places to look for evidence to help build your case.

Users with access to reporting functionality can easily select and download information about a specific detection event, any number of detection events, and a summary of all devices detected. Users can also create an incident report of multiple detections with only a few clicks.

Expand Operations

AeroDefense now offers an AirWarden mobile drone detection solution that provides a variety of flexible, dynamic deployment options. Configurations can operate independently, as a mobile network, or in conjunction with fixed, permanently mounted deployments.

Read more about our mobile options.

Vice News Tonight (HBO)

See how Georgia State Department of Corrections is using AeroDefense’s correctional facility drone detection solution, AirWarden, to combat contraband deliveries via drone.

From the Fall of 2017 through present day deployment, AirWarden has proven itself as a successful deterrent to unauthorized drone flights at a Georgia State Prison. Georgia’s proactive response plans along with the use of AirWarden as an early warning system has resulted in several key incident detections, the interception of over $500,000 in contraband, and suspect arrest. Most importantly, drone delivery attempts have essentially been eliminated

AirWarden is also commercially deployed at several other correctional facilities across the United States.