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The Prison System’s Next Opportunity: Drone Tracking and Protection Against Threats to Airspace Security

Keeping drones out of prison airspace has become a critical challenge.  Here, experts at airspace security and drone forensics firm SkySafe discuss how stakeholders can protect correctional facilities.

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The following is a guest post by Emily Rhodes, VP of Marketing at SkySafe.  DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payments for guest posts.

With drones accessible to the general public, secure facilities like prisons are encountering skyrocketing cases of contraband, including cell phones, food, drugs, and weapons, from their airspace. This nefarious activity can create  perilous situations for those inside and outside the prison walls. A report by the U.S. Department of Justice found that, on average, illegal UAV drops increase by 50% or more annually – a rate that continues to worsen.