The new technology for Drone inspections and surveys is helping industries improve efficiency and quality of data acquisition while increasing safety and speed of delivery. Although a new and emerging technology, (which is still evolving), in early 2018, most companies are not aware of the possible benefits they can achieve using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect their assets.
Present Challenges of Traditional Asset Inspections
While most people understand the problems with traditional asset inspections such as high cost, risks and the amount of time it takes to carry out traditional inspections, most people still do not look at drones as an alternative even though they are looking to improve on cost, risk and of course speed of delivery. Drones are already delivering good results in many industries, including aerial photography and video (It’s hard to watch a documentary these days without a drone shot or two), surveying, asset inspections and more. Even the police and fire service have started using them. Other
people have spotted how drones are being adopted and are starting to try them while the rest have yet to make a decision on them.