Compare Detection Systems

Compare Drone Detector® to Our Competitors

Drone Detector offers the most advanced technology and features available on the market today. Our unbridled passion for drone security coupled with a drive for customer satisfaction allows us to be very confident in our product. We believe an educated consumer is our best asset and encourage the dissemination of knowledge to customers so your are fully informed.

To that end we have provided the table below which showcases the major features of our comprehensive drone detection system. Compare us to the competition.

Note to competitors: We openly invite any competitor listed to do a public head-to-head competition, run by an independent third party, to prove their product is better than Drone Detector.

Feature Drone Shield (USA) Orelia aka Drone-Detector (France) Dedrone (Germany) Domestic Drone Countermeasures (USA)
Audio Detection
Radio Frequency Detection (5)
GPS Detection
Video Detection (1)
Thermal Detection (2)
Radar Detection (3)
Detect Flying Drones
Detect Ground-Based Drones
Detect Water-Based Drones
Detect Autonomous Drones (6)
Detection Strength Strong (Multi-Layer) Weak (Single Layer) Weak (Single Layer) Medium (Triple Layer) Medium (Single Layer)
Estimated Best Detection Distance (7) 1000m (RF) 40m (Audio) 40m (Audio) 100m (Video) 15m (RF)
Database Updates and Backups (4)
Connectivity for Remote Locations Without WiFi (Optional)
Power for Remote Locations Without Access to Power (Optional)


Information in this table is based on publicly available information from the respective websites at the time of writing and may not reflect the most up to date information. You are encouraged to go to the competitor site and compare features for yourself.

Features Footnotes

1Video detection to be implemented in the second half of 2017.
2Thermal detection to be implemented in the first half of 2018.
3Radar detection to be implemented in the second half of 2018.
4Available at additional cost through their managed services offering.
5According to their website: “Each RF Sensor Node can typically detect drones within 50 feet in all directions.” We aren’t sure why they decided to limit themselves in this way but it appears they fall far short of our 1312 feet per node detection range using RF for some reason.
6We use the true definition of autonomous drone here which is a drone that produces no radio frequency signature at all and is pre-programmed with GPS coordinates for flying. This is EXTREMELY rare and can only be done with specialized equipment. Just buying a drone and making it fly GPS coordinates does not keep it from producing RF noise that can be detected.
7Detection distance is is determined based on information from the company website or, in the absence of distance information, our own experiments with the various technologies. We encourage you to contact the vendor and schedule a demonstration to verify distances.