Drones have become extremely popular for those who yearn for the latest gadgets and gizmos. Many associations have already adopted rules to address the use of drones in their communities, and those that have not done so should give it serious thought and consideration.
When equipped with cameras, drones can be used to violate the privacy of association residents, not to mention their ability to cause major property damage, so associations should take a proactive approach toward developing and implementing rules and restrictions to protect the interests of those residing within their community. Specifically, some examples of the rules and policies that associations are implementing include:
Restricting the space within which drones may be flown, such as over their operator’s personal lot, or those lots of adjoining neighbors (with their prior permission).
Limiting drone use to association common areas that are away from roads, buildings, playgrounds and other amenities.