A UK-based commercial drone solution provider snapped up a vital role to supply UAV detection at British Grand Prix weekend.
Silverstone circuit selected Coptrz to deliver drone detection services for the world-famous motor sport event.
Coptrz provided an array of technologies to detect and inform organisers of any non-planned drone activity over the three-day event from July 6 to 8.
With drone detection in place, details of a drone’s model, serial number, course, speed, altitude and the operators data could be detected.
Steve Coulson, founder and managing director at Coptrz, explained: “It was great to be able to provide our services to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.”
“Coptrz is able to come into events and provide a complete drone detection solution whilst syncing with current security protocols. We’re really looking forward to continuing our work with the team at Silverstone.
Coptrz was formed in 2016 and provides specialist services to the commercial UAV market to help businesses to access the benefits of drone technology. The Leeds-based business is at the forefront of drone detection technology and is already providing their solution to public authorities throughout the UK.
Large-scale sporting events throughout the world are continuing to invest in additional security against illegal drone activity, including the Winter Olympics earlier this year.