DeTect, a developer of remote sensing technologies, has announced the release of the free public version of the company’s DroneWatcher app, which turns smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system into detectors for consumer drones and small unmanned aerial vehicles.
DeTect claims that the DroneWatcher app detects, tracks, alerts and records information on 95% of commercially available drones using advanced signals intelligence technology. The app alerts the user when a drone is detected within ¼ to ½ mile, recording the drone type and ID which can be used to document incursions and support apprehension and prosecution by local law enforcement if needed.
In addition to personal use to protect privacy for homes or small businesses, the DroneWatcher app can be used for drone control and security at public events (indoor and outdoor concerts, fairs, rallies, etc.), sporting events (NASCAR, stadium sports, golf tournaments, tennis and other outdoor and indoor competitions), airports, prisons, power plants, government facilities, industrial sites, and for general law enforcement. Combined with DeTect’s DroneWatcher RF and HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar, the technology provides a comprehensive level of drone protection and interdiction.
The DroneWatcher app can be downloaded for free on Google Play.