UK: BBC’s Biggest Weekend took place over the second May bank holiday in a number of different locations across the UK. Commercial drone provider, COPTRZ, supplied a number of drone detection units to various agencies involved with the events’ security.
Drones are a major threat to festivals of this size, and festivals generally apply a no-fly-zone to try and prevent drones from entering the area. It doesn’t necessarily stop drones from entering the ‘cordoned off’ zone, however, so drone detection systems are becoming an increasingly popular tool to ensure that these policies are adhered to.
DJI’s Aeroscope is a purpose built drone detection facility that allows the operator to track a drone’s unique ‘licence plate’, as well as locating the drone and the pilot themselves within a radius of 20km. It provides key data that could prevent an accident from occurring.