Drones enable easy and safe inspections of tall and complex structures. They eliminate the need for workers to physically access hostile environments. UAVs equipped with obstacle avoidance capabilities are able to navigate very close structures, allowing them to capture minute details. They can take high-resolution images, infrared images or 4K video that clearly show cracks, damage, installation errors and other defects at elevations and angles that humans cannot. This allows for collection of more comprehensive data without exposing the inspection team to risks. As well as inspection we offer a range of other UAV services including 3D models & maps, digital elevation models, topography surveys, mapping, orthomosaics and thermography.
Aerial inspections can be carried on many different assets wind turbines, Telcom masts, facades, roofs, solar panels, structures and more. Most manual inspections require shutting down equipment or systems to avoid damage or injuries to the inspection personnel. However, drones can safely inspect complex systems, such as, radars, communication towers and other infrastructure, while they are operating. This means that inspection does not interfere with services or production.
A highly detailed aerial map allows for insight into the property details without requiring a client to be there in person. Drones can produce high quality 2D aerial maps, 3D models, and 360 aerial panoramas for surveyors, property developers, architects and construction companies, solving their most complex problems quickly. Utilising our RTK enabled drones we can conduct mapping with centimetre accuracy.
Thermal Imaging uses infrared camera technology to detect small differences in surface temperatures. Traditionally, thermal imagery uses handheld thermal imaging cameras for a variety of different uses, and covering large areas is accordingly costly and time-consuming. It can also be very difficult to obtain thermal imagery from a high perspective (such as a flat roof) with traditional methods, either requiring the hire or use of expensive mobile platforms. A thermal imaging survey is the quickest way to find out why your building is cold, often revealing problems that you wouldn’t find any other way. Using specialist infrared cameras, a standard survey will identify subtle differences in temperature – without even needing to enter a building. Once captured, the easy-to-interpret images can clearly highlight areas of concern, showing clients where they’re wasting energy and losing money.