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Don’t want drones over your home? Try NoFlyZone

If you’re worried about drones flying over your home, there’s a new option besides scanning the sky and picking them off with a BB gun.

NoFlyZone lets you establish a geofenced perimeter over your property and a number of drone hardware and software firms have already said they’ll comply.

So far, the organization has got EHANGHorizon Hobby, DroneDeploy, YUNEEC, HEXO+, PixiePath and RCFlyMaps to sign up to its efforts.

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However, that list of participating companies is notably missing DJI and 3D Robotics, the two biggest names in consumer drones. NoFlyZone told TechCrunch that it is in touch with both firms and hopes to get them on board.

DJI has previously implemented flying restrictions for its models but had to roll back the update earlier this week.

NoFlyZone allows you to register one property per email address. It says if you want to cover more buildings, you’ll need to show proof that you actually live there by providing it with proof of residency. That said, it’s easy enough to create a new email address.

The group says it’s also working on a method to allow people to offer selective unblocking so you can fly your own drone over your house but make sure others don’t stray into your airspace.

NoFlyZone (via TechCrunch)

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Published February 10, 2015 — 10:37 UTC

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