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Drone Detection

The rapid development of drone technology means the requirement for drone detection technology has rocketed. In particular, drone detection for prisons is facing a heightened demand, due to drones carrying contraband to inmates.

Our AdvanceGuard solution can be placed at window height in prison compounds, to detect incoming drones. Detection of a drone will generate an alarm in the control room, allowing prison guards to quickly intercept.


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Detection Conditions

  • Fog, snow and rain
  • Sand and dust 
  • All levels of light, from darkness to sun glare
  • Extreme temperatures 

Other Capabilities 

  • Controlled zone detection
  • Restricted zone detection
  • Critical point detection
  • Scalable and configurable 
  • Rules based software 
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How Does Drone Detection Work?

The scalable and configurable system can be customised to suit the needs of each individual prison. The sensor scans 360°, ensuring drones are detected regardless of their route. Drones attempting to cross contraband into confinement will be detected by AdvanceGuard. Officers will then be alerted to the drone presence, so intervention can take place.

AdvanceGuard can be placed on existing infrastructure, such as prison walls and windows, to keep the cost of ownership low.  

Why Choose AdvanceGuard for Drone Detection in Prisons?

  • Fast detection

AdvanceGuard detects drones within 10 seconds, providing guards with time to quickly respond and intervene.

  • Reliable detection

High-resolution radar differentiates target size and type, meaning it can filter out small animals such as birds which could otherwise cause nuisance alarms.

  • Fully automated operation

AdvanceGuard can detect and identify the drones automatically, meaning none go undetected and contraband is kept away from the compound. Automated operation also saves time and means attention can be focused on prison safety, instead of constant manual monitoring.

  • Low false alarm 

Accurate drone detection in the prison, meaning nuisance alarms are remain minimal. This reduces costly and unproductive time wasting.

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