When A Drone Lands on Your Property: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Have you ever been in your backyard and witnessed a drone land in front of you? It’s a breath-taking experience, especially if you’re not familiar with the drone. It may seem like a tiny spaceship landing on your property and the first thing that will probably come to mind is, what do I do about it? If you are familiar with the drone, you’ve maybe heard some of the stories online about people using drones to spy on others, for instance, a crazy ex invading privacy keen to know about the whereabouts and doings of their ex-partner.  Even FOUND ME can guide you about the missing drone. 

If you’re curious to know if that’s the case for you, you’re in the right place. This article will cover unexpected mechanical failures, such as battery issues, electronic failure, motor and propeller malfunction, loss of control, forced landing due to low battery, using drones to spy, and finally, what to do if a drone lands on your property. 

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First thing when  a drone lands on your property

The first thing you want to do if a drone lands on your property is trying to communicate with the owner of the drone. This will help you determine whether it’s just some kid who doesn’t know how to land a drone, or if it’s someone trying to invade your privacy and spy on you. If you’ve read one too many horror stories about spying drones and you are hesitant about contacting the owner, it’s important that you notify the police and explain your situation. 

In case you are unsure of how to contact the owner, then keep the drone safe with you until the owner tracks and locates the drone. If the drone experienced a hash fall, the owner would face complications with the GPS tracking system. However, there are some ways you can ensure somebody finds your drone and returns it to you with very little complication.

Use of Drone

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The drone is one of the sleekest modern world inventions yet and has made its way into many commercial and domestic projects such as photography, small package delivery, videography for events, and even data collections. The uses of the drone are increasing as the drone progressively upgrades year by year. The drone has become such a popular gift that children are now playing with drones and will often fail to judge the right position of the device resulting in the flying device falling from the sky and landing on other properties. 

A drone flies in the sky with the help of a remote controller and a computer device. The drone contains components such as propellers, a GPS, sensors, and of course a camera able to record and provide live footage from a bird’s eye viewpoint. Although drones are a very reliable device, they can run into some complications. One of the most common complications of the drone is the propellers. When the air pressure, altitude, or sudden weather changes, the drone’s chances of crashing and falling increase. 

Increasing the Chances of Someone Finding and Returning Your Missing Drone

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When a drone falls, depending on the fall and the impact of the crash, the GPS can damage and cause further complications for you. Without the GPS and a proper signal, you will not be able to locate or track your missing drone. That’s where FOUND ME becomes handy. FOUND ME is a company designed to protect your valuable belongings, even your pets, children, and vulnerable loved ones. A simple QR code labeled onto your drone will encourage a finder to scan it and be directly taken to an automated and secure chat with you, the owner. 

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the frustration of finding something and wanting to return it but not knowing how to. FOUND ME’s goal is to reunite your lost belongings, from keys, laptops, wallets, apple watches, Airpods to credit cards, prescription glasses, and pretty much anything that has significant value to you. 

Personally, I’ve found prescription glasses and keys on the floor and always felt helpless imagining the stress the owner of these belongings is going through. To learn more about FOUND ME and protecting the things you value, visit FOUND ME.

Privacy Rights When Drones Land on Your Property:

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Hobby vs. Commercial Drones

There are two types of drone uses commercial and hobby. 

Commercial drones:

  • Have a few more rules and they require certification
  • You can fly it over 400 feet and go around certain buildings off-limits with a federal waiver
  • You can fly it at night with a waiver

Hobby drones: 

  • Cannot be flown more than 400 feet in the air
  • Can be flown at night if they have lights to help them determine how high up they are as well as their location

Essentially, drones can fly over your home and property. The Federal Aviation Administration controls the air above your home and property. It is even legal to record a person in their backyard, property owners do not have an expectation of privacy when they are in the open, even if it’s in their backyards. 

Learning the difference between a hobby and commercial drones will help you determine which one has landed or crashed onto your property. 

Click here to learn more about privacy rights and commercial and hobby drones. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect your drone or locate your missing drone visit FOUND ME. Contact us for any queries at info@foundme.com.


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