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Developing an Internal Drone Program vs Outsourcing Drone Services
Drones are part of a modernized new path to revolutionizing how people work on industrial projects. Capable of reaching various heights, recording valuable information, and keep individuals safe for normally dangerous tasks, their use in the workplace can increase both efficiency and personal safety.
Of course, there comes a big question when deciding to use drones within your organization. Develop an internal drone program or outsourcing drone services? While many organizations may be interested in utilizing their own drones for business related tasks, in most situations outsourcing drone services is a considerably better solution.
Drones, especially those used in industries like real estate, agriculture, wind and solar, mining, industrial inspection, and any other business, cannot just be used on a whim….
Safety Advantages of Drones in Industrial Applications
Drones are growing in use every year, and their potential is expansive. From delivering mail to managing agriculture, drones have a variety of uses in a multitude of scenarios. One potential area is the industrial sector, especially in concentrated industrial zones which require high safety standards and meticulous record keeping of inspection details.
This is why we believe our drone services are the new, cutting edge safety standard when managing elaborate industrial projects. The type of advantages offered, along with the numerous safety hazards overcome with drone use means your workforce can accomplish more with less.
But what kind of advantages are offered, you ask? Primarily, because drones are capable of reaching multiple heights from various angles, they bring a whole new level of observation to the table. By removing the human element, risk of injury is significantly reduced, while the quality and capture of details is…..
Advantages of Drone Aerial Inspections over Traditional Inspection Methods
Drones are relatively new to the world of industrial surveillance and inspection, but they are here to stay. In fact, it is safe to say that we have just scratched the surface of drone’s capabilities for aerial inspections. Drones offer tremendous advantages to conduct safe visual and thermal inspections for a number of infrastructure industries, to include telecommunications, power and utilities, oil and gas pipelines, mining, wind turbines, and solar energy to name a few.
One of the primary advantages in using drones to conduct aerial inspections is the greatly increased safety factor which they provide. Drones offer the distinct advantage of providing imagery in several formats for inspections on tall structures, inspections which traditionally have been carried out by climbing the structure and using fall protection to survey the structure. Using Inspectifly’s industrial drone services for aerial inspection, makes great sense. The inspection is conducted from the safety of the ground and offers the ability to view live video feed, still photographs, or a pre-planned….
Things to consider when selecting an aerial imaging service provider
Is the operator licensed by the FAA? Operating a sUAS for commercial purpose requires a license from the FAA! You should always ask for a copy of their Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating.
Is the operator insured? There are currently no laws requiring a sUAS operator to have insurance. No reputable sUAS operator would operate without insurance! You should always ask for a copy of proof of insurance.
Does the operator have the experience necessary to operate their sUAS safely? Anyone can buy a sUAS and offer services with no experience whatsoever! The FAA requires anyone holding a Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating to keep accurate flight logs. You should always ask to review their flight logs. We list our safety statistics and flight record on our website. If requested, we are happy to show you our actual flight logs for verification.
Does the operator have enough experience to capture the best aerial perspective to help you reach your goal for your required project? Always ask to see examples of their work. We show examples of our work on our site. Be very careful of operators that don't have examples of their work on their website.
Equipment is a huge factor when it comes to aerial imaging and aerial video. There are a lot of sUAS on the market, ranging from $50.00 up to 100's of thousands of dollars. As with most professional photography equipment, all sUAS camera platforms are not created equal. DJI is the world leader in aerial imaging sUAS platforms. The DJI sUAS platforms offer the best aerial image stabilization, highest resolution and best quality images and video. We currently operate DJI Phantom 3 Professional, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 4 Pro. DJI Inspire 1 Pro, DJI Inspire 2 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Matrice 100. We also operate the special purpose, Flyability Elios for close quarter and confined space inspections. More information about our sUAS fleet is available below. We are currently awaiting the arrival of the newest members of our drone fleet. DJI Matrice 210 RTK, DJI Matrice 600 Pro, and DJI Spark.
As with any professional service, having the right tool for the job is paramount. Having the right equipment for the intended job not only saves you time but also saves you money.
There is no easy answer to this question, most inspections have their own unique inspection requirements. However, drone inspections typically take a fraction of the time as traditional inspection methods. Drones eliminate the need for safety rigging and high lift equipment and the like. Thus, the inspection can be performed much faster without constantly reposition equipment and safety rigging.
Mapping and stockpile measurement times are based on total area to be mapped.