Automatic Bird Detection and Deterrence Solutions Driven by Technology and Innovation
Volacom is a European manufacturer of complex, hi-tech, and highly efficient automated bird control solutions allowing businesses and wildlife to operate and live in harmony. Our aim and the vision of our innovation-driven team of engineers and industry professionals is to show how advanced technology can solve a century-old problem and save lives – both of people and birds.
With 35+ years of experience in electronics, mechanics, software, acoustics, and imaging, we are a cross-field innovator offering both standardized products as well as complex, tailor-made solutions for keeping birds and terrestrial animals away in a nature-friendly way. Our own 20,000 m2 manufacturing facilities give us better control over time, cost, and quality of products, while our growing global partnership network and 150+ system installations worldwide are a testimony to our global reach.
The company’s primary bird control solution is BCAS Air – an autonomous bird detection and deterrence system using thermal imaging, a custom-built detection software and powerful acoustic modules emitting a proprietary deterrence signal to which birds do not habituate – one of the main disadvantages of other bird control methods. The system scans and detects avian species 24/7/365 even in zero-visibility conditions, without the need for human operator. The acoustic sound of 145 dB @ 1m induces an involuntary physical reflex (acoustic startle reflex), driving birds and other animals away from the protected zone, without causing them any stress or harm. Every detection is recorded in a database and is accessible through the client-dedicated UI for subsequent analysis.
BCAS Air creates a safety, bird-free zone over the runway and its adjacent area, where 80%+ of all bird and wildlife strikes happen. The system detects average-size birds at more than 400m, which is also the effective acoustic deterrence range, all automatically. Larger species are detected at 1+ km. Highest quality materials and 100% quality control bring about more than 15 years estimated system lifetime, with minimal annual maintenance costs.
Other airport bird control solutions by Volacom include BCAS Mobile, a vehicle-mounted acoustic deterrence-only system for bird control teams, the BDL-1P hand-held bird deterrence laser, the TCS Air 180/360 bird/UAV detection-only thermal imaging-based system, and the Volacopter LZ73-PRO bird-deterrence acoustic-based UAV.
Our portfolio includes further bird control systems for industries such as wind energy, industrial property, offshore oil and gas facilities, seaports, solar farms, agriculture, and leisure. Check our website for details on how we can keep your skies bird-free.
Give us a challenge if you have bird problems and our ornithological team will assess and analyze the specifics of your case and we’ll provide you with a custom-made concept for solving your issues within your specified budget.
Volacom is ISO 9 001 and ISO 45 001 certified. BCAS Air technology is patented in the USA and Russian Federation.