Transport Security Expo to address drone issues
Now in its 13th edition, Transport Security Expo 2015 is being held in London next month, on 2-3 December and will serve as the main global platform for government, industry and academia to come together to counter the threat posed by drones (UAVs) to transportation networks.
Both the positive and the negative aspects of drones will be explored, with a number of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies across aviation, maritime and rail, to name a few sectors covered by the event.
About 4,500 international security professionals are expected to attend and last year the summit attracted more than 200 exhibitors abd 30 official government-hosted country delegations.
Jörg Lamprecht, MD and co-founder of exhibitor Dedrone, said 400,000 UAVs are sold globally every month and in the hands of inexperienced users, they can present significant problems, including potential collisions with aircraft, whereas in the hands of criminals they can be used for anything from smuggling drugs to delivering lethal payloads.
Peter Jones, CEO of Transport Security Expo’s organiser Nineteen Events, commented: “UAVs are very much a hot topic at the moment and look set to remain a major security issue as their numbers increase dramatically along with the range of uses, good and bad, to which they are being put.
"Transport Security Expo will be providing visitors with an unparalleled insight into the implications of UAVs for all sectors of the transport industry.”