Government regulators, the police and UK enterprises gathered at the SkyTech 2015 drone conference to discuss pressing issues in the burgeoning unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) industry, which is also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems (RPAS).

Drone regulations in the UK were top of the agenda, with an overwhelming consensus from pilots and UAV businesses that more regulation is needed to help the industry grow.

Several ideas are being considered in the policing of civilian and commercial drone use, such as the concept of a locked hardware chip being included in all UAVs that are shipped out.

In theory, the chip would lock the drone so that it can only be flown once the user has registered with the government.

However, other voices are championing for more education to be given to the public in order to make sure they are aware they could be liable if they use drone operators who have not been validated and insured by the relevant bodies, such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).