SAN DIEGO — SkySafe, an airspace security and management technology company, announced Nov. 1 that its cloud-based counter-drone technology is now detecting drone flights in Canada under a partnership with Ottawa’s Robotics Centre.
SkySafe Cloud offers customers a way to detect, track and analyze any drones in their airspace without having to buy and maintain expensive hardware, the company said. As the only company in the world to build, own, and operate city-wide sensor networks, SkySafe offers airspace awareness via a subscription to its cloud-based application.
“As more and more drones enter the airspace, there are more incidents occurring from the work of careless or criminal drone operators,” Grant Jordan, SkySafe’s CEO, said in a company release. “Drones are dropping contraband into prisons, smuggling drugs across borders, and disrupting open-air events, just to name a few examples. We’re excited to bring airspace awareness to Canada, so unauthorized or dangerous drones can be identified, and threats can be mitigated.”
SkySafe has been testing and deploying counter-drone capabilities to military and public safety customers, domestic and abroad, since 2015. It offers comprehensive defense against the threat of drones by applying advanced radio frequency technology, reverse engineering and deep threat analysis.
Charles Barlow, the cofounder and CEO of Robotics Centre, said, “SkySafe is a great partner for Robotics Centre. It’s been exciting to see the technology go live in Ottawa, and we’ll be focusing on expanding its reach throughout Canada.” Robotics Centre was established in 2009 and has offices in Sapporo, Japan, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The center works with government, SAR, and Industrial clients to address challenges with integrated unmanned systems.
“We’re really pleased to be partnering with Robotics Centre on the Cloud product expansion,” continued Jordan. “They’ve been a great partner for many years and our expansion of the Cloud product in Canada is the perfect next step.”