Drones are dropping drugs and cell phones in prison yards. They’re delivering contraband to prisoners through smashed prison windows or crashing into recreational areas. They’ve dropped wire cutters used in bold prison escapes. They’ve sparked prison riots and supplied weapons like knives, scissors, and guns that put inmates and correctional officers at risk.
Trafficking contraband using drones has become a big issue for many prison complexes during the last decade. As the technology advances and small drones become even more affordable, this problem is predicted to become even more prevelant in the following years.
The Eagle.One drone capture system was uniquely designed to solve this problem. Unlike most convential solutions, Eagle.One was designed to safely capture the intruding drone without causing any significant damage to the captured drone or the surrounding area.
We were able to present the drone hunter's abilities in a real-life scenerio demonstration in the Rapotice prison complex. Eagle.One can detect the unwanted drone flying in restricted area, follow it, safely capture it in a net a bring it back to base. All of it autonomously, thanks to the on-board computer powering a cutting edge artificial intelligence. Since the intruding drone was safely captured, it cen be subjected to forensic analysis, giving the authorities the highest chances of identifying and capturing the purpotrator.
We are glad that we could demonstrate the ability of our technogology in a real-life setting and that we could spread awarenes of the threat drones can pose to prison complexes when in the wrong hands.