In simple terms Geo-fencing creates an invisible barrier which can be utilised around sensitive areas such as prisons, airports, schools, hospitals, and government buildings etc.
Geo-fencing is a feature in the drone’s software that uses the global positioning system (GPS) to define geographical boundaries. A drone will not be able to enter or take off from a geo-fenced area.
Earlier this year, a drone put 130 lives at risk when it passed directly over the wing of an aircraft at Gatwick Airport. In an attempt to reduce head line grabbing incidents and avoid any potentially serious air collisions, the government plans to bring forward and expand the use of ‘Geo-fencing’ in the UK. The government will be able to set up permanent and or temporary geo-fenced areas to ensure that drones aren’t able to gain access.
Learn more about Geo-fencing using the helpful guide on the Heliguy Website.