The Gift of Drones

by Jim Blancet

As the holidays approach, many people are getting involved with drones for the first time. Whether as a gift or a gift request, first-time drone ownership is ready to skyrocket.

With a half million drone operators already registered with the FAA, that number should go up quite a bit as over a million new drones are expected to be sold before the end of 2016.

It’s no surprise, really. Interest in drones has been increasing with each passing year, and drone activity in general has been on the rise, as well. More practical uses are being integrated into our daily lives, and that has increased overall cultural adoption.

Before launching a new drone hobby or business, however, make sure you get a few things straight before you fly. First, it’s a good idea to read through the FAA’s guidelines and rules on drone safety.

Additionally, check with your insurance carrier to see what types of risk exposure you have while flying. Drone accidents do happen, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Next, make sure to get a drone that suits your goals. You want to balance price against the drone’s characteristics, such as its speed, flight time per battery charge, camera (quality, special features, etc.), GPS flight options, durability and more.

Once you know the one you want, enjoy your flights! Here at SIO, we enjoy drone technology, just like we enjoy other aspects of technology. We specialize in integrating customized cloud and IT solutions into business applications that help our customers achieve their goals. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you!