The Maryland Stadium Authority said on Tuesday that the security officials spotted a Drone hovering over the perimeter of the seating bowl during an NFL game. The officials asserted that it wasn’t launched by the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The current discovery along with many other incidents happening in other cities compelled the stadium authority to sign a deal with Aerial Armor. The Arizona-based company certifies that it specializes in security solutions for Drone intrusions. The detection technology will be in place at Camden Yards in time for the Baltimore Orioles home opener against the Boston Red Sox.
The stadium authority, the landlord of the Orioles and Ravens recently signed up for a year’s subscription with Aerial Armor at a cost of $18,000. The company would be coerced to install an antenna and provide a software license so that the stadium authorities could track Drone. The system inculcates a virtual perimeter and provides alerts when it is breached.
This is a step taken following the failures of last year in tracking the person who flew the Drone over M&T Stadium last winter. The Drone was flying around the stadium for about ten minutes or so. It became untraceable as it stayed above the light towers. As it secluded in one position, it became difficult to identify the person. The vast majority of people didn’t even know if it was ballooning there when the game ended or not.