Enabling Thorpe Park to identify drone activity and ensure visitor safety

Enabling Thorpe Park to identify drone activity and ensure visitor safety

OSL are thrilled to announce our recent partnership with one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, Thorpe Park. Equipped with OSL-designed counter-drone solutions, Thorpe Park can proactively mitigate potential risks by rapidly detecting aerial activity, classifying UAVs, and allowing security personnel to respond as soon as possible.

For Thorpe Park, adapting to new drone-based risks across their site, such as unwanted surveillance or potential harm to visitors, was critical. This led stakeholders to explore options with original equipment manufacturers in the industry. Given OSL’s other high-profile deployments, Thorpe Park started to explore options with OSL.

This bespoke solution helps detect, track, classify, and manage drone threats, as well as identify the locations of the pilots themselves.

These solutions have already made a significant positive impact at Thorpe Park. Several successful interventions to manage unauthorised drone activity have illustrated the value of situational intelligence, while close collaboration has helped educate both Thorpe Park staff and the local community about the risks that drones pose.

Dan Warwick, Health and Safety Director at Thorpe Park, recently commented on the new partnership:   

Partnering with Operational Solutions Ltd has been a game-changer for Thorpe Park. Their proactive approach and commitment to public safety have not only elevated our drone detection countermeasures but have also served to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the safety of our visitors and staff is always ensured. 

Echoing this sentiment, our Business Development Manager Sam Lowe stated:  

“We’re thrilled to be providing our solutions to Thorpe Park. This partnership underscores our dedication to delivering tailored solutions that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations, and our continued collaboration will help Thorpe Park adapt to new drone-based risks as they evolve.”

The collaboration between OSL and Thorpe Park is designed to be dynamic and long-term. As the risk landscape evolves, OSL’s solutions will continue to scale and evolve too, ensuring that Thorpe Park remains at the forefront of visitor safety.


About OSL  

Operational Solutions Ltd (OSL) is a leading provider of innovative safety and security solutions for airports, stadia, Critical National Infrastructure, and various other sectors. Established in 2010, OSL specialises in developing cutting-edge technologies and tailored strategies to address the unique challenges faced by their clients. With a team of experienced professionals, OSL offers a comprehensive range of services, including drone detection and migration, perimeter security, and risk assessment. Committed to excellence and customer satisfaction, OSL collaborates closely with clients to deliver bespoke solutions that enhance operational efficiency, safety, and resilience across a wide range of environments and applications.


About Thorpe Park 

Situated in Surrey, England, Thorpe Park is a leading theme park dedicated to delivering exhilarating experiences while prioritizing public safety. As a flagship attraction within the Merlin Entertainments Group, Thorpe Park upholds a steadfast commitment to ensuring the well-being of its guests and continues to set industry standards while maintaining a strong emphasis on public safety measures.