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Bavak Security Group announces distribution agreement with Azur Drones for its Skeyetech drone-in-a-box system

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, October 21, 2020 – Bavak Security Group, leading manufacturer and supplier of physical, electronic and cyber security solutions for critical infrastructures, and Azur Drones, leader in drone-in-a-box systems for surveillance, announce the signing of a distribution agreement for Skeyetech system.

Bavak Security Group now distributes Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution in the Netherlands. Developed to aid the surveillance of critical industrial sites, Skeyetech perfectly complete the actual range of security solutions provided by Bavak to its customers including CCTV, Command and Control Systems, drone detection and access control.

Bavak will be in charge of marketing, installing and maintaining Skeyetech system in the Netherlands. Skeyetech autonomous drone-in-a-box is designed to be a plug-and-play solution, operated directly by a security guard. As such, it requires no prior skills, nor any drone pilot certifications, allowing customers to strengthen their security while keeping operational costs low. The drones act as a bolt-on to existing security systems and can be used to carry out specific checks, perimeter patrols, or assist security teams during an intervention.

Skeyetech received in 2019 the first and only approval for autonomous flights issued by the DGAC, the French civil aviation authority – proof of its high level of reliability and safety. The system is already operational and being used by multiple customers in France and the Middle East. These include multinational businesses in the oil and gas, energy, and security industries, as well as major port terminals, such as Grand Port Maritime of Dunkerque.

Nicolas Billecocq, Managing Director of Azur Drones, said: “ We are happy to partner with Bavak and very confident that the group will help us replicate the success stories we have in France in the Netherlands. Combined with other high-quality security devices, Skeyetech will definitely help Bavak to strengthen security and safety of its customers’ critical sites.”

Jasper Weijman, CEO at Bavak Security Group, shared his view: “ Our customers want global and turnkey security solutions. When you are in charge of critical sites, you need the best technologies to enhance existing systems. Azur Drones is far ahead compared to other drone-in-a-box manufacturers with its Skeyetech solution: it has flight authorizations, running customers for more than a year now, and last but not least, the system is fully integrated into the security management systems through VMS.”

To find out more about Azur Drones’ autonomous surveillance UAVs, visit www.azurdrones.com or visit Bavak.com

About Azur Drones

Founded in 2012, Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in autonomous surveillance UAVs. The company’s SKEYETECH system was developed to provide customers with a patented pilotless drone solution designed to reduce risks on sensitive and industrial sites. Fully integrated into existing security systems, SKEYETECH is operational 24/7 to carry out specific checks, perimeter patrols or assist in crisis situations. It is today the first and only autonomous drone approved in Europe, proof of its high level of reliability and safety.

Based in Bordeaux, Paris and Dubai, Azur Drones collaborates with well-established contractors in France and abroad (US and Middle East). It is engaged in several strategic partnerships with major actors in the security market.

Drone Detection – Secured Success

During a recent large scale festival in the Netherlands with over 50.000 visitors, the organizers used a drone detection system supplied by Bavak Security Group to keep the airspace over the festival area safe.

The system, produced by Dedrone, consisted of multiple detectors with RF, optical and acoustics detection capabilities. The heart of the system is the easy to use DroneTracker software that showed the location of the drone and the location of the operator/pilot on a geofence map in the Event Control Center.

During the festival, a total of four different drones where detected within a three hours period. After detection, police officers were dispatched to the location of the pilot on the ground, with as result that two drones were confiscated by the police.

The so-called ‘hobbydrone pilots’ are often naive and have no idea about the potential risks they pose to populated areas. The amount of drones is growing rapidly. The problem of unwanted or even high threat drones is getting bigger every day. It is good to see that governments and event organizers are using this kind of technology to keep the airspace safe from rogue drones.

The message to hobby drone pilots is: Use your drone safely within the rules and regulations. You might face the risk of accidents or, like at this festival, you face the risk of losing your precious drone.

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