- Detection & location in seconds
- RF-Frequency Hopping drones and controllers
- Wi-Fi drones, controllers and cameras
- Command system message
- SMS, Email
- Open system integrates with existing alarm systems
- Flexible reporting integration
AirWarden™ ensures US organizations do not inadvertently violate FCC or DOJ laws. Sophisticated AirWarden™ drone detection algorithms focus on the physical frequency hopping signal characteristics to identify the drone type, if known. AirWarden™’s robust system detects new drones to the market as “unknown” types. Any Wi-Fi information obtained is from public transmissions intended for consumption by other devices.
AirWarden™ never decodes or demodulates communications between drones and controllers to avoid violating federal wiretapping laws. Specifically, 18 U.S. Code Chapter 206 – PEN REGISTERS AND TRAP AND TRACE DEVICES, states “the term “pen register” means a device or process which records or decodes dialing, routing, addressing, or signaling information transmitted by an instrument or facility from which a wire or electronic communication is transmitted… without the use of a court order.” This law goes on to state “Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
Rapid Detection and Location
AirWarden™ detects potential drone and controller presence in seconds. The system tracks drones across a broad range of standard channels used for drone communications including 400/900 MHz and 2.4/5.8 GHz.
Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system. While the concept of SDR is not new, the rapidly evolving capabilities of digital electronics render practical many processes which used to be only theoretically possible.
Because AirWarden™ is software based, it is much more flexible and agile than traditional hardware-based detection systems.
AirWarden™ detects FHSS signals in the 400MHz, 900Mhz, 2.4GHz, and 5.8GHz open ISM bands without viewing any communications content from the drone to the controller or mobile device.
AirWarden™ sensors can be deployed onto moving vehicles such as boats or cars to extend perimeter boundaries and improve location boundaries.
Database of Drone Signatures
Aside from simply detecting, AirWarden™ identifies unique drone signal characteristics and stores them in a database to include the top 80% of the market. Drones not included in the database will be identified as “UNKNOWN” or “POTENTIAL DRONE TRAFFIC”. Additionally, AirWarden™ detects the existence of XBEE, the brand name for a popular radio module often used for Do It Yourself (DIY) drone communication, and for unencrypted XBEE intercept or take over the control stream.
Track Unauthorized Drones on Property
AirWarden™ helps organizations minimize search or lockdown efforts by reporting on unauthorized drones flight paths. The system reports GPS locations where an unauthorized drone flew over a protected, private property.