Drones: The Next Challenge for Private Communities

Drones: The Next Challenge for Private Communities

There seems to be a proliferation of drone sightings these days and not simply of the military variety.

OpenSky Drones LLC, a South Florida company, recently launched with a promise to offer engineers, architects and government agencies a less-risky way to inspect real property. In addition to their uses for the military and the real estate industry, drones are used in the movie industry and aerial photography. And some creat ive, high-end hotels are even using drones to create a “wow effect” by delivering Champagne and other goodies to guests.

These devices can range in size from the palm of a hand to several feet in width and can cost less than $500 and upward of $10,000. Commercial drone usage is very restricted in the United States, with only two American companies having approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.