Using Drones To Enforce HOA Violations
See the article below, in which I guess nobody knows whose drone is involved. But be aware that the CID industry, which is basically a whole lot of businesses who want to sell their services and products to HOAs and condo associations, is thinking about droning it up. Ward Lucas thinks so. See this article from HOA Institute, which I think is by attorney Clint Goodman:
"Since the spike in private ownership of remote-controlled drones, more of us are asking whether homeowners associations can (or should) be using drones to enforce HOA violations. There are mixed feelings about HOA drones. Some are worried about privacy. Others think their use will lead to abuse and “unreasonable enforcement” because it has too much of a “big brother” feel. Others believe that technology is supposed to make life easier and having drones for their HOA’s code enforcement will significantly reduce the time and expense traditional enforcement brings. Whatever your opinion is, when (not if) drone enforcement becomes a reality, associations need to be careful that the association uses them with prudence. Right now HOAs cannot use drones “commercially” without FAA approval. Whether enforcement drones in HOAs are considered “commercial use” depends on who is using them and how. For example, use of a drone is likely not “commercial” if it is privately owned by the President and used by the President or another director without pay. Conversely, hiring a company to use drones for code enforcement may cross the line, at least right now. If Amazon can get permission to do it, I have a feeling we will see the use of drones in the commercial context across the board very soon."