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PRISON DRONE DELIVERY: Local company looking at ways to stop bad drones

On Wednesday, FOX 10 Phoenix first reported on a crashed drone that was carrying contraband into an Arizona prison.

As drone technologies continue to improve, there has been concerns over its negative impact. Ryan Naraine works with cybersecurity company Bishop Fox out of Tempe. Officials with the company said they have been sounding the alarm on the need for drone defenses for a while, and said FOX 10 Phoenix's story on Wednesday magnified the need.

"You can use something as small as this to drop into a prison from two miles away," said Naraine. "They get smaller and smaller, and much more powerful as time goes on."

Bishop Fox has been testing different methods on how to stop drones from carrying out nefarious activity. A short range way involves the use of a net cannon that is fired directly at the flying device. That only works up to 25 feet. Another solution involves the use of a defense drone. While more effective, a person will still need to detect the enemy drone.

The bottom like, according to Naraine, is that companies and other entities are going to have to invest heavily in technology, if they want to be adequately prepared to defend themselves.