Build An Effective Drone Detection System & UAV Detection System with Aerial Armor

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Do you need to protect your facility from unwanted drone activity? Assemble an integrated drone detection system with the professionals at Aerial Armor. Monitor your airspace and detect unwanted UAVs.


Whatever the needs of your operation, it’s vital that you and your team can detect drones and other UAVs that are occupying your airspace. Drones have become easier to acquire now with low costs and advanced technology that allows the average consumer to quickly learn how to pilot these devices.  As a security professional, it's vital you have a fully integrated solution to detect drones and monitor unwanted UAV's within your airspace.

What is an effective drone detection system?

An effective drone detection system is one that combines multiple methods of drone detection to ensure your team can detect and respond to aerial threats as quickly as possible. We typically recommend a drone detection system that uses the DJI AeroScope (RF signal interception), drone radar, optical technology (thermal cameras), cutting-edge software, and mitigation solutions/drone counter-measures. 



At Aerial Armor, It’s our business to protect your business from unwanted aerial intruders. We will break down each method of drone detection and help you build a complete drone detection system that is perfect for your facility.

Questions to Consider Before Building Your Drone Detection System


Before getting into the details, it’s important to answer a few questions to know what kind of drone detection system will fit within the needs of your team and the facilities/personnel you plan to secure.

  • How large is the airspace/facility where you will be detecting drones? The DJI AeroScope & drone radar systems we use come with a variety of antenna options to detect drones at different ranges. It's important your UAV detection system can capture any and every nearby threat long before it becomes a risk.
  • Will you need a mobile/portable solution? Many manufacturers also produce a mobile variant so you can accurately detect drones and their operators even after they have left the original airspace that is already covered by stationary solutions.
  • Is there a neighboring facility that might have already installed our drone detection systems? You could potentially get the coverage you need by subscribing to our drone detection DaaS (data as a service). Qualifying security personnel and law enforcement agencies can gain access to drone detection data by utilizing our software and without having to install any equipment. Contact us today to learn more!

With those details in mind, let’s build an integrated drone detection system that will effectively protect your airspace.

Drone Detection System Equipment

RF Signal Analyzers - DJI AeroScope

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DJI AeroScope G-16 RF Drone Detector

The first piece of equipment you’ll want to include in your system is an RF signal analyzer. The vast majority of drones on the market are manufactured by DJI (over 76%). DJI drones use RF (radio frequency) signals to communicate info between the controller and the drone.

With technology like the DJI AeroScope, we can intercept those signals and display & store that data within our detection software. RF signal-based detection equipment is highly recommended for a few reasons: the detected drones make & model, takeoff point, and operator location can be determined quickly and accurately.

Another RF-based detection product that could greatly benefit your security team is the DJI AeroScope Mobile. The DJI AeroScope Mobile Unit is perfect for rapid deployment and is a favorite amongst our law enforcement agency partners. This unit detects UAVs and drones flying within a particular surveillance area around 3 miles from the unit and doesn't require internet. At just under 20 lbs, it is perfect for tracking down drones and their pilots who have violated your airspace but flown outside the range of your stationary antennas.

Drone Radar

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GA3360 Drone Detection System Radar Unit

Another piece of equipment used to effectively build out your drone detection system is drone radar. Drone radar works great in tandem with RF equipment. We have proudly partnered with OWL - Observation Without Limits - to provide clients with OWL's GroundAware line of drone detection radar.


This equipment uses specially-tuned radar units to pinpoint drones and other vehicles that might be occupying your airspace. Drone radar is a vital part of any layered security solution to ensure your team can track UAV threats that are unable to track using RF detection methods.

Another great benefit of having a radar system built into your drone detection system is that you can effectively track other objects within your airspace or on the ground nearby your facility.

Thermal Cameras

Aeron Ranger Drone Detection System Camera

Aerial Armor has also partnered with Silent Sentinel to provide security teams with the most advanced optical solutions on the market.

Using Silent Sentinels Thermal Drone Detection Camera - Aeron - you can find and capture live footage of unwanted aerial visitors within a fraction of a second. Upon detection of a drone via RF or radar, our drone detection software will skew the camera to the general direction of the drone and then turn on auto-tracking using video analytics.




These powerful cameras also come with thermal abilities and other features to ensure drones can be spotted in various conditions. Your team will effectively spot the drone in the sky long before it sees you.

Drone Countermeasures & Mitigation

Once you’ve detected a drone that is violating your airspace, you might want to know what you can do to neutralize the threat. Aerial Armor has partnered with Eclipse - an effective provider of counter-drone solutions.

Eclipse developed cutting-edge anti-drone software that will safely force drones to land and keep them from taking off within specified airspace. Adding a drone mitigation solution to your drone detection system ensures you can fully detect and take care of any unwanted aerial threat around your facility.

Protect Your Airspace with Our Drone Detection Systems

With these various drone detection system pieces in place, you will be well on your way to effectively detecting and mitigating unwanted drones within your airspace. Reach out to one of our drone detection specialists and start protecting your airspace today

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