Counter-drone measures can be split into three broad categories of actions to mitigate a drone threat:
- Drone Detection i.e. the use of acoustic, optical or other sensors to detect an incoming drone threat, track its heading and (if possible) identify its origin and aims.
- Non-Interactive Responses i.e. the activation of defense mechanisms which do not in any way interact with the rogue drone. These are measures like evacuation, pulling down blinds, turning of Wi-Fi, and other means of circumventing an intrusive device.
- Drone Interdiction i.e. the deployment of either a kinetic or non-kinetic counter-drone interdiction system to directly mitigate the drone threat.