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DJI Unlocks Geofencing for Enterprise Drone Users

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DJI Unlocks Geofencing for Enterprise Drone Users

DJI Matrice 200 | DJI

DJI Unlocks Geofencing for Enterprise Drone Users


DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is strengthening its commitment to enterprise drone users with new improvements to its geofencing system.

DJI’s geofencing system uses data from GPS and other navigational satellite signals to automatically prevent drones from flying near sensitive locations such as airports, nuclear power plants and prisons. These improvements are carefully designed to assist in expanding the beneficial uses of drones in sensitive areas that have been restricted in DJI’s geofencing system.

While those areas will remain restricted to more casual drone pilots, DJI now staffs its global authorization team around the clock in order to process applications and provide unlocking codes quickly. Drone maker DJI is introducing improvements to its geofencing system. Professional drone pilots with authorization to fly in sensitive locations can now use a streamlined application process to receive unlocking codes within 30 minutes.

Professional drone pilots can apply to unlock restricted zones at This portal page allows pilots to easily enter information about their aircraft and controller, as well as authorization documents supplied by the controlling authorities in areas where they wish to fly. Enterprise users can for the first time include multiple aircraft in a single unlocking request.

“DJI now processes most requests within 30 minutes, though requests involving unusual circumstances or requiring additional documentation may need additional time,” said Michael Perry, managing director of North America at DJI. “By making it easier for authorized pilots to put drones to work in sensitive areas, DJI is once again showing why professional drone operators choose our aerial platforms for the most important tasks.”

“DJI first implemented geofencing in 2013, and it is now established as an important tool to help our customers make thoughtful flight decisions, while also addressing legitimate concerns about safety and security by helping prevent unauthorized flights in the most sensitive locations,” said Brendan Schulman, vice president of Policy & Legal Affairs at DJI. “These improvements illustrate DJI’s ongoing commitment as the industry leader to continually improving the safety features we implemented years ago, while enabling beneficial applications for our technology.”

For more information about how enterprises are using DJI products to work safer, faster and more efficiently, visit

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Cite this article as: Sarah Whittaker, "DJI Unlocks Geofencing for Enterprise Drone Users," in, July 19, 2018,

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