A new counter-drone surveillance camera detects and tracks drones using artificial intelligence. The Predator SkyView360 camera uses SkyAI, to autonomously detect and track any drone, classifying by type and differentiating between drone and other non-threatening flying objects, such as birds.
The technology, developed by imaging specialist 360 Vision Technology and security specialist, Openworks Engineering, can also be used to alert to other ground or water-borne threats. The Predator SkyView360 is designed to create a highly accurate and cost-effective drone detection and tracking solution for all aspects of the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) / security market.
In addition to serious security implications at CNI sites including airports, prisons and remote utilities, drone attack and intrusions can cause downtime and serious safety implications for stadiums and event venues, as well as sites such as oil and gas facilities.
Complementing the industry-standard 360 Vision Predator camera, the new AI technology combats the use of drones using pixel-accurate technology, tracking any unmanned vehicle both above and below the horizon - even on visually complex backgrounds common to many applications.
“The Openworks autonomous drone tracking capability, SkyAI, combined with the unparalleled picture quality and lighting solutions 360 Vision Technology are known for, will provide access to a whole new range of sectors to counter drone capabilities,” says James Cross, Director of Openworks Engineering.
With simple set-up and fast installation, 360 Vision’s Predator SkyView360 can be connected to any ONVIF compliant VMS/PSIM software, and can be combined with other 360 Vision or third-party technology, such as radar and/or RF detection.
Sara Fisher, 360 Vision Technology’s sales director said the new Predator SkyView360 camera offers potential dual-use capability for highly-effective site security and drone detection - as well as integration to combine systems with camera sharing.