DJI has responded to Cape dropping support for them by reassuring customers on any security concerns they may have.
Speaking to Commercial Drone Professional, DJI said that Cape’s decision had been made on “false speculation.”
A spokesperson explained: “At DJI, safety is at the core of everything we do, and the security of our technology has been independently verified by the U.S. government and leading U.S. businesses. DJI gives all customers full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted and has led the drone industry in creating solutions that meet the needs of a variety of customers, from police and fire departments to U.S. government agencies.”
Adding: “We are disappointed to learn about Cape’s decision which is based on false speculation, and remain committed to continuously working with all of our customers — including more than 520 public safety agencies who trust our products to conduct critical missions, and the entire U.S. drone industry to ensure access to the most advanced drone technology and software services.”
The speculation surrounding DJI drones follows the Department of Homeland Security in the United States releasing an alert earlier this year which urged caution when purchasing and operating Chinese-made drones.
DJI has always maintained that it gives customers “full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted,” and says “customers can enable all the precautions DHS recommends.”