b'PHOTO: MIAMI INTL AIRPORTSECURITYMIA 49Protection, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter-UAS Capability. You cannot fly within a mile of an airport unless you have a waiver and a reason to do so, he specifies. Height ranges go down the closer you get to an airport. If youre in the flight path and are three miles from the airport, you might fly at 400 feet. But when you get closer, the ceiling might go from 300 feet to 100 to zero.While most drone operators follow the FAA rules, Bamberger notes that not all are diligent. He divides operators into three general categories: Commercial users who purchase drones for specific purposes and obtain proper FAA Part 107 certifications to operate them.Clueless or careless operators who are not aware of FAA regulations regarding where or how high drones are allowed to fly. Bad actors intent on using drones to cause harm. Those with criminal intent make up the smallest percentage of drone operators creating a threat to airports, Bamberger specifies. However, anyone who is unfamiliar with or disregards FAA regulations regarding drone use near airports can pose a threat.ALL IT TAKES IS ONE. A disgruntled employee? A rogue subcontractor? One key in the wrong hands is all it takes.Tracking each and every access attempt is no small task when you have dozens or even hundreds of keys and locks. of drone flights was in the thousands, and many were getting inWith CyberLock, you get a network of smart keys that track themselves. The result? Complete control over who and around our airspace, Hatfield reports. Some breached thehas what key and when they can u se it.altitude limit, and others got very close to the airport border limit.Despite the surprising volume of activity, he notes that simplyDo your critical infrastructure a favor and reduce your number of rogue keys to zero. being aware of drone presence can help pre-empt accidents. Especially if we can communicate with the operator and remove AES-256 encryption between the lock and keythe UAS from restricted airspace, he adds. That ability has immense value. Receive audit reports and denied access alerts Install with minimal operational disruptionProgram ParametersThe FAA website offers this general statement on the matter: Drone operators should avoid flying near airports because it is difficult for manned aircraft to see and avoid a drone while flyingDrone operators must avoid manned aircraft and are responsible for any safety hazard their drone creates in an airport environment.But regulations get more specific from there, notes Capt. Jim Bamberger, branch chief of TSAs Public Area Security Infrastructuresales@cyberlock.com | 541-738-5500 | www.cyberlock.com JIM BAMBERGERAirportImprovement.comJanuary | February 2023'