Downtown San Diego high rise residents fear a peeping tom is using a drone

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said downtown San Diego high rise residents should contact police if they see a drone flying outside their window.  Dozens of people have posted on the Nextdoor App about seeing a drone spying inside their

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New Federal Drone Restrictions

Did you know that in April 2017 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established air space regulations over 133 military locations in the United States? Pursuant to 14 CFR 99.7, through an agreement with the Department of Defense, the FAA has

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What is that noise? Is that a drone?

Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and now even homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?   Read the article…………

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Use of Drones by Homeowner Gets Tempers Soaring at Florida HOA Community

The use of drones by owners and residents of units in HOA and condominium communities has created concerns across the country over potential privacy and safety issues for community association managers and their boards of directors. Sales of drones to

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HOA Use of Drones Has Some Residents Alarmed

Recently, the residents of the Concord Station community north of Tampa in Land O’Lakes, Fla. shared their complaints and confusion with a reporter from one of their local television stations over their HOA’s use of a drone equipped with a

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone

Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones.    Read the article…………….

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FishHawk neighbors, HOA battle over drone use (FL)

Drones are becoming more popular as a hobby, but many say regulations aren’t keeping up with the technology.  Right now, there’s a battle brewing in FishHawk Ranch: the right to fly drones versus neighbors rights to privacy.  When it comes

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Drone use comes with flight risks for condos

Anyone who has attended a condo trade show in the past few years has no doubt seen the wonderful new array of tech gadgets available for the condo community. They range from super high-resolution cameras to commercial drones that can

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Can Community Associations Regulate the Use of Drones? (NJ)

Drones are the latest craze to hit the market and chances are someone in your community has a drone, or your community deals with a vendor that uses drones. Drones are small, unmanned aircraft that respond to the commands of

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Does Your Community Association Need a Drone Policy?

As drone technology advances and the number of drones in the air increases, managers and board members in community associations are asking about drone policies. If drones are being used in your community or if there is a plan for

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Residents of Florida HOA Speak Out Against Association’s Use of Drones

The residents of the Concord Station community north of Tampa in Land O’Lakes, Fla. recently shared their complaints and confusion with a reporter from one of their local television stations over their HOA’s use of a drone equipped with a

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How technology can save community associations time and effort

When a community association manager needed to know how badly the property’s gutters were clogged, Nik Clark had a solution. He launched an unmanned aircraft system, otherwise known as a drone.  It flew above the building’s roofline, and Clark and

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Residents speak out against Pasco community HOA using drones

Residents of a Pasco community are speaking out against the use of a drone by the community’s association, though they aren’t sure they have any real say in the matter.  Residents of the Concord Station community said they got a

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Florida Community Associations Responding to Soaring Popularity of Drones

The growing use of drones by consumers across the U.S. is leading to the adoption of new rules and restrictions by the federal government, state governments and community associations. Questions regarding safety, property damage and privacy abound with drones, and

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Electronic Spying, Satellite Surveillance & Drones

Science fiction! Actually not. Over the last several years, technology available to the homeowners association has exponentially grown. Drones have become the proverbial “Soup de Jour.” An increasing numbers of homeowners associations use drones to inspect common areas, architectural improvements,

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TAKING FLIGHT – Drones in Our Community

IF DRONES AREN’T ALREADY buzzing around your community, it’s highly likely they will be soon. Association board members, managers, attorneys, and insurance professionals, among others, need to get a handle on the new challenges and possibilities presented by drones.  An

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Tips to Handle Drones in Your Community

Drone sales are on the rise. According to Business Insider, consumer drone shipments will quadruple in the next five years, as drones get easier to operate by beginners and competition causes prices to drop. In addition, big businesses like Amazon

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Drone Delivery and Its Impact on HOAs

As technology continues to move forward, many online companies – amazon at the forefront – are toying with the idea of using unmanned drones to deliver packages to customers. If you’re not familiar with drones, they’re essentially small, highly maneuverable

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The Future of Condos: Drones!

The future is exciting, there’s no doubt about that. Between self-driving cars and increasingly intuitive home networks, a comfortable and sustainable lifestyle is within everybody’s reach.  Condominiums, especially, have an interesting road ahead. A road filled with the potential to

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Drones, GPS Used To Measure Town Neck Beach

The condominium association, Sandwich Shores Condominium Association, argues, however, that the right-of-way no longer exists because the town beach has been washed away.  In addition, the White Cape Path residents say, they have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to

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8 Ways Your Drone Could Land You in Jail

While some countries allow drone flight pretty much anywhere, many countries are quickly creating laws to limit their use. You don’t have to get the attention of your local aviation administration to land in jail.

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Hot Topics in Community Association Law: Attack of the Drones

The rapidly expanding use of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as “drones,” is a prime example of one of these emerging trends.

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Three Tips to Get Your HOA’s Drone Rules Off the Ground

While some HOAs and property management companies use the drones as a tool to conduct property inspections, these unmanned, remote-piloted flying vehicles raise important questions on safety and privacy

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New, Relaxed Regulations Make Drone Use on Construction Projects Easier

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently introduced relaxed regulations concerning the use of drones for commercial purposes.

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‘Peeping Tom’ concern over drones (Australia)

LEADERS of Queensland’s $100 billion strata property sector have come out in support of drones being used to inspect high rise residential apartment buildings across the Sunshine Coast

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Drone Registration

Last December the Federal Aviation Administration implemented a rule requiring the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (drones)

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Man will not face charges after drone crashes into Fla. high-rise condo

An Ohio man will not face charges after his drone crashed into a Cape Marco community last month.

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Drone crashes into Marco Island (FL) condo; video records incident

Video footage shows an out-of-control drone crashing into the Belize at Cape Marco condominium on Marco Island

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Are Drones Allowed on Condominium Property?

Increasingly, condominiums are facing issues with drone use on condominium property. With this increase comes a concern about noise, safety and security, privacy, and nuisance, which condominiums will have to consider.

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Drones in Your Neighborhood

Most likely, a drone won’t bother you, but what if someone in your neighborhood has one and keeps flying it onto your property?

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The Drone Debate: Should Drones Take to the Skies at Your Co-op or Condo? (NY)

In addition to reducing safety concerns, Glen Oaks Village’s drone has proven to be cost-effective as well.

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Drones in Community Associations

What can community associations do to limit or regulate drones? The answer is: not much

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Tampa (FL) condos consider drone ban

Two Tampa condo towers are trying to ban people from using drones on their property

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Condominiums And HOAs In A Growing Tech World: Drones (FL)

This begs the question of whether there are limitations condominiums and HOAs can impose on the ability of residents to use drones within the community

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Drone Regulation in Florida Community Associations – Part Two

The drone has a camera on it, and we are feeling like our privacy is being invaded. What can we do?

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New Jersey Townhome Development Claims Jurisdiction Over Airspace

A townhome development homeowners association in NJ has passed a resolution banning the flight of model airplanes and drones in the neighborhood

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Drone Regulation in Community Associations

QUESTION: One of the residents in the community is flying a drone around the homes. Is there any law on drone regulation?    Read the Q&A………..

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Drones and Associations: Welcome Your Tiny Overlords

Drones can be used in a number of applications now, with many more likely to be realistic on the horizon

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Drone Wars: South Carolina Drone Laws and Your Homeowners Association and Condominium Association

As highlighted in his recent blog post, Jim Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter, P.A., noted the explosion of drone purchasing and use. This post is designed to supplement Jim’s summary of specific drone-related laws passed in North Carolina by providing

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Drone Use By and In NC Homeowner and Condominium Associations

Drone use is exploding. Some 700,000 drones were expected to be sold in the United States over the holidays. 2 million drones will likely be sold worldwide in 2016. As use of drones has become more popular, issues involving drones

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Can my neighbor fly his drone over my home?

Q. I live in a single-family homeowners’ association in North Carolina and recently saw one of my neighbors flying a drone with a camera attached above my property. Can’t my HOA regulate this?     Read the Q&A…………

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Drone On – May I See Your Flight Registration Please?

On Monday, December 14, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced new rules impacting users of any small unmanned aircraft (“UAS”) (i.e., drones or unmanned aerial vehicles) ranging in weight between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds.  Read the article…………..

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Invasion of the Drones

Yeah, you read that right: drones. Call it a sign of the times, but the rising popularity of remote-controlled drones means you’re likely to see this issue in your community in the future — if you haven’t already.    Read

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Drone helps fight Austin (TX) condo blaze

Three Austin firefighters injured battling a condo blaze are recovering Monday afternoon. Two are now out of the hospital and a third is being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. All were injured when the second floor

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What to Know About Using Private Drones in Your Homeowners Association (CA)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone! Camera-mounted private drones are becoming increasing popular. However, the technology and problems that come with them are still new, and enforcing this violation in your homeowners association will bring unique challenges,

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Eye In The Sky: Drone Usage and Rules in Community Associations

Over the past few years, federal, state, and local governments have grappled with the rocketing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The issue has also become a point of concern for some associations as they deal with

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Florida leads U.S. for FAA drone approval in real estate

As the remote-controlled devices increasingly claim air space, they have also drawn the attention of homeowner associations and commercial pilots.  A recent newsletter from a homeowner association in Brevard County reads that drones “trespass by flying low over a person’s

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Drones and Community Associations

With the rapid increase of technology in today’s world, there are many new gadgets and devices that offer people the ability to do things they previously weren’t able to do. Lately, there has been a growing trend where consumers are

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Drones Are in the Air and in the News ? They Should Also Be on Board Agendas

When it comes to technology I am somewhat of a technophobe. I was a Blackberry holdout and I still read newspapers (the paper version) in my hand. So, not surprisingly, I hadn’t thought much about drones ? until I looked

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Drones: Can They Be the Next Big Thing In Real Estate?

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that have been used by the military for many duties. However, recently they have been gaining interest in the private sector, and many businesses and companies see the benefits of being able to use them,

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