security droneAsylon Granted First-of-its-Kind BVLOS Waiver for Automated Security Drone System

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

This week, leading air and ground robotic security company Asylon, Inc. revealed that it has been granted three beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waivers from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Pertaining to the company’s automated security drone-in-a-box system and service, these waivers will authorize Asylon to conduct BVLOS operations within four initial sites around the U.S. Though similar waivers have been granted to groups such as Google’s Wing, Zipline, Xcel Energy, and Matternet, this is the first time a waiver of this class has been granted for an automated security drone system.

Asylon first worked alongside the FAA in February 2020 as part of the BEYOND Program, then known as the UAS Integration Pilot Program, when the company deployed its automated DroneSentry system at Memphis…