Maine Department of Corrections (Maine DOC) is responsible for the direction, supervision, guidance, and safety of adult and juvenile correctional facilities throughout the state.

A spokesperson from the Special Operations Group at Maine DOC shares:

“Having seen the consequences of drones at correctional facilities in the U.S., Maine Department of Corrections understood that it was only a matter of time before we needed to expand our security system into the airspace. Instead of waiting for a crisis, we decided to be proactive and begin collecting data of our airspace activity with DroneTracker.”

Correctional facilities can integrate Dedrone technology to first diagnose their airspace activity, and use this information to build a threat profile. A technology-based threat assessment helps security teams better understand what they should do in terms of dedicating time and resources to addressing unwanted drones in their airspace.

As soon as Maine DOC deployed the Dedrone RF-100, the team was able to see what they couldn’t before - actionable drone activity data to respond to drone threats. The RF-100 captured information on the times, dates and types of drones entering their airspace. By collecting and analyzing this data from DroneTracker, Maine DOC has been able to advance standard operating procedures when there is a drone in the airspace and reinforce the safety of their facilities and those who live and work there.

Additional Reading: 

Corrections Airspace Security Study

Solutions for Correctional Facilities

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Susan Friedberg

About the author

Susan is the Director of Communications at Dedrone and has researched, developed, and led the conversation on drones, counter-drone technology, and airspace security since 2016.

Susan Friedberg

Originally published Jul 10, 2019, updated May 22, 2024