Guard From Above is the first company in the world to use birds of prey to intercept hostile drones. We have been researching drone releated incidents and contra drone (C-UAV) solutions since 2014. We are situated at The Hague Security Delta Campus in The Hague, The Netherlands.
We are using birds of prey to intercept hostile drones.
It is our vision to make our clients airspace Drone-safe.
“a Low-tech Solution for a High-tech Problem”
Working together with our clients to make their airspace Drone-safe. We do this by assessing possible threats drones can have on our clients assets. We train client staff to handle our GFA trained birds and we train GFA trained birds for our clients. We mostly work for international governemental security agencies, police and defense forces.
We are working with a experienced passioned team on a daily basis to keep up the high level of our services. We are also working together with specialist Drone-Detection companies across Europe and we have our own Drone Threat Intelligence unit monitoring drone releated threats around the world.
The people behind Guard From Above (GFA)
CEO and Founder
Sjoerd Hoogendoorn has experience in the security sector and has spent years studying the various ways that drones are used. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for business development and innovation who gladly follows the road less traveled. His motto is “What if it actually is possible?” Sjoerd Hoogendoorn’s working philosophy is cocreation with specialists and clients in order to achieve optimal results.
Ben de Keijzer
COO and Co-founder
Ben de Keijzer has been training birds of prey for more than 25 years. He has had a passion for these birds since his youth, and he turned that passion into his profession. Known internationally as an expert, he is routinely asked to advise on training programs for birds of prey.
Dutch National Police Force
There is one national police force in the Netherlands, lead by one Commissioner. The force consists of ten Regional Units and one Central Unit, each with its own Chief Constable.
In addition to its own independent tasks, the Central Unit also carries out specialist tasks in support of the Regional Units. The Unit’s Chief Constable is responsible for its day-to- day management. The Central Unit’s tasks include:
- monitoring, supporting and coordinating major operations;
- combating serious, organised forms of criminality of a national or international
- character which undermine the rule of law or vital infrastructure;
- providing security support in the fight against crime;
- deploying mounted police, sniffer dogs and forensic expertise;
- providing security and protection for members of the Royal House and other VIPs;
- carrying out and supporting police work on the motorways, the railway network, on the water and in the air;
- combating all forms of serious violence and terrorism (Special Interventions Division).
The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster –with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant– businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world.
The HSD Campus is the national innovation centre of the Dutch security cluster, with living labs, education and training facilities, flexible office space and meeting rooms. Businesses, government and knowledge institutes from across the country collaborate to harvest knowledge, and develop products and services that contribute to a safer and more secure world.
TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research TNO, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, they are independent: not part of any government, university or company.
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104
2595AN The Hague – The Netherlands
About Guard From Above
Guard From Above is the first company in the world to use birds of prey to intercept hostile drones.