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Drones have crashed at stadiums and utilities, delivered contraband to prisons, and shut down airports. A new patented drone detection system provides options for both mobile and permanent installations. 

AirWarden by AeroDefense detects the Radio Frequency signals emitted by a drone or controllers and uses them to locate the device. The system provides solutions to detect drones and pilots at stadiums, correctional facilities, critical infrastructure, and other high value targets. 

The  Drone and Pilot Detection, Location and Alert System, detects drone signals, locates both drone and pilot, and alerts appropriate personnel via text, email, or command center console. 

The system has been recently named by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the recipient of the Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designation under their SAFETY Act.

U.S. Congress created the SAFETY Act in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks to encourage the creation and use of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies (QATTs) and provide sellers of these products and services liability protections. The SAFETY Act limits the liability of sellers against injury or damage claims alleging technology failure in the event of a terror attack. 

According to the company’s announcement on, designations are awarded to promising QATTs undergoing further testing and evaluation.

Linda Ziemba, CEO at AeroDefense, said, “We are thrilled that DHS has placed their confidence in our emerging technology. Not only does their support validate our dedication to continuously improving the AirWarden system, but we are even more excited about what this means for our customers.”