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The security experts at Dedrone Inc.—headquarted in San Francisco—add to that list concerns about the use of drones for hacking into business networks, industrial spying and stealing intellectual property.

Drones have received some unflattering press over the past few months, ranging from flying in restricted airspace to interfering with fighting wildfires to colliding with manned aircraft to drug cartels equipping them as flying bombs.

Estrada said customers are often surprised to find out how much drone traffic is in the area of their businesses and facilities.

To accomplish this, DroneTracker 3 adds such enhancements as automated summary reporting, which enables security personnel to instantly assess and analyze drone threats; enterprise-grade security and management, allowing for multi-user management and integration into existing security programs; and increased simplification of platform set up, creating an intuitive and quick-to-deploy system.

The company recently released DroneTracker 3, the latest version of its technology to protect physical and cyber infrastructure. According to Dedrone, DroneTracker 3 has greater drone detection capabilities, accuracy and reliability through the use of significantly improved sensors, third-party video cameras and upgraded algorithms that reduce false-positive detections by more than 99 percent.

These changes also improve the tracking and re-detection of hovering, fast and small drones.“The first step in responding to the threat is understanding what’s going on in the surrounding airspace and getting some hard data on it,” said Pablo Estrada, Dedrone’s vice president of marketing.

“They might be significantly underestimating the number of drones around them and in adjacent areas. Corporations, data centers, prisons, stadiums, industries and all customer types sometimes have an awareness of the problem, but lack critical data.”

Estrada emphasized that DroneTracker 3 isn’t a stand-alone system and is designed to be integrated into a customer’s security system, which usually covers physical and IT security.“We can fine-tune the software to get trained on all those data points properly,” he continued. “The outcome for the user is better accuracy. The more data points we add to the system, the better it’s going to be. It’s an approach of trying to build a library of drone signatures.”