Asylon Robotics Achieves BVLOS Approval for Advanced Drone System

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by DRONELIFE Contributer Ian J. McNab

Pennsylvania-based manufacturer Asylon Robotics recently announced new federal approvals for its American-made “drone in a box” system for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operation. The news represents an important step for Asylon’s DroneSentry security system to be used across a wide range of possible applications, and follows a demonstration of a single pilot flying six DroneSentry units offsite that occurred last summer. 

Building on Asylon’s eight existing FAA permits for their all-in-one solution, this new approval authorizes Asylon to use off-site staff to conduct flight operations at customer locations. With more than 40,000 fully automated commercial security missions to date, this approval is the result of the rigorous testing process required by FAA regulators. To achieve approval, the drone had to be demonstrated as safe throughout a wide range of conditions and operating environments. 

The DroneSentry system is capable of fully autonomous “point-and-click” piloting and is compatible with a wide range of third-party alarm solutions, allowing it to be seamlessly integrated into existing security infrastructure. It also features live EO/IR video monitoring. Part of their solution is an automated battery-swapping system, meaning that DroneSentry represents “set and forget” peace of mind. 

“This approval is the golden ticket of the industry, it is what every major player has been working towards. The BVLOS waiver and removal of the need to have on-site personnel opens up our capabilities, flexibility, and ability to meet customer needs at the scale they’re requesting. This success is a testament to the Asylon team’s consistent delivery of 24/7 operations for our customers and our safety-first dedication,” said Brent Mclaughlin, Co-Founder and COO at Asylon Robotics.

BVLOS approval represents a significant step for the Asylon System, greatly increasing its potential utility to a wide range of customers who want a minimally invasive security solution with fully off-site operations. More information on Asylon and the DroneSentry system is available here

Ian McNabb is a staff writer based in Boston, MA. His interests include geopolitics, emerging technologies, environmental sustainability, and Boston College sports.

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