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There are apps for everything. Flashlights, sharing photos, talking with your friends – if you can think of it, there’s probably already an app for it. And now, there’s even an app for spotting drones. DeTect has announced the free public release of its DroneWatcher app that gives your smart devices (only Android for now) the ability to detect consumer drones and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
DroneWatcher detects, monitors, tracks, alerts, logs data, and records information on 95% of commercially available drones using advanced signals intelligence technology developed by the Panama City-based DeTect. It has some nifty alert options, including letting you know when a drone is spotted within 400 to 800m from you, detecting the type of drone and its ID. The latter is particularly useful if you need to record and document drone incursion on your property to alert authorities.
While the benefits for home- and small business-owners seem obvious, DeTect says that the app can provide significant benefits for protecting public events, outdoors and indoors alike. Stadium sports, golf tournaments, rallies, fairs, and indoor and outdoor concerts could all benefit from the added security of knowing exactly where the flying objects around the event are.
The app could even be used for some pretty serious and taxing applications, like beefing up security at power plants, prisons, sea- and airports, government facilities, and the like.
Together with DeTect’s DroneWatcher RF and HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar, this could be perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough drone detection solution on the market.
The DroneWatcher app is available for free on the Google Play™ app store.