TIS, the Telefónica Group company that pioneered integral technological security, has implemented a new solution to manage autonomous drone fleets from a centralized platform to undertake security, monitoring, event verification, and critical infrastructure maintenance, in collaboration with its technological partner Unmanned Life.

The solution enables the creation of an autonomous flight zone in which multiple aircraft can detect events using analytics incorporated into the platform with artificial intelligence to perform tasks like detecting intruders on the premises and sending images in real-time to be analyzed using 5G connectivity. 

The company will have to adhere to aeronautical legal requirements for privacy and drone flight.

Is this safe?

On the one hand, the solution may include an event verification function that sends drones to check the site in the case of an alert, and on the other hand, it can detect, identify, and neutralize drones.

As a result, the solution can identify aircraft up to 10 kilometres away and neutralize them when they are regarded as a danger at a distance of 1.5 kilometres.

The solution is designed for companies that don’t have enough security personnel or functions or those looking to assign human teams to greater-value tasks.

A pilot test demonstrated viability

Its deployment also results in considerable time and cost savings of up to 35% because drones do not need pilots.

A pilot test has been performed at Distrito Telefónica’s headquarters in Madrid to illustrate the solution’s benefits and capabilities. Drones used in this demonstration have a size of 1.20m and highly developed security measures so that if any unforeseen event occurs, such as loss of connectivity or communication inhibition, they can land safely.

This demonstration was conducted in a highly complex regulatory environment immediately adjacent to airports and heliports.