DroneDrones, innovation and creativity

August 6, 2018by Joshua Dickinso0
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Drones have a massive future in almost every business sector

When you switch on the TV and see synchronized drones and mainstream programmes such as Britain from the Air you know drones are part of the furniture.

How common will drones become? Will we see them everywhere?

What seemed like an escapee from science fiction has just become another “bit of kit”. That’s exciting and sad in equal measures. However, we are not moaning because it’s making drones even more capable and also affordable. That has to be great news.

Drones can have a profound effect on predicting trouble

This year, for example we have seen record-breaking temperatures all over Europe and even in Australia. Drones have been put into use to access locations hazardous to humans. Also they have the capacity to heat seek. In some landscapes peat becomes very hot and a drone can indicate whether it’s ready to combust. Predicting fires can have a profound effect on how they are managed.

The more we learn the more we can do

With the sale of drones increasing year on year then innovation is bound to increase at a ‘mahoosive’ rate. The more we use drones  the more their capabilities will become obvious. It’s only when you really understand a machine that you can experiment and push it to its limits.

Synchronized drone entertainment is only one of many creative uses for drones

Videographers in the music industry have created some stunning footage using drones. To see drone footage utilised to get a bird’s eye view of the Cornish landscape you only have to watch the last episode of Poldark.  In addition, we are already being asked to consider the ethical impact of drones in warfare. The film Eye in the Sky with Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in the last film he worked on before he died explored the use of military drones. We can see throughout the narrative exactly how military drones are used to pick off individual targets in warfare. It doesn’t give us any answers, ultimately, but does pose some uncomfortable questions.

The thing is drones are small and highly maneuverable

They can help us spot unexploded devices and save lives.  This technology has already been used to find and detonate land mines that have done so much damage to civilians. It is especially pertinent after a war is over. In countries like Afghanistan the density of landmines has reached about 10 million within around 500 sq kilometers. Imagine clearing those in a conventional way. Check out this clever new mine clearing drone.

It seems drone use has positive and less desirable effects like most new technology

Surveillance, for example can be a good thing. You have to ask whether a drone might have saved lives in disasters such as Hillsborough. Instant footage can help on-the-spot decision-making become more effective with considerable impact on people. Regular drone surveys can certainly help protect individuals. Think about coastal erosion for example where property crashes into the sea, sometimes without any immediate warning. It is much easier to survey such challenging landscapes without endangering humans. However, some will see the downside of increased surveillance by police and authorities as an intrusion of privacy.

A balance needs to be struck between interference and improved processes

Take mining and mineral surveying and extraction for example. One company is undertaking a drone trial. These machines are fitted with military grade cameras. They can provide 3D mining site maps and aerial footage to thoroughly assess the area.   Imagine this as a time and money saving process. It is likely to produce better footage in a much shorter timescale potentially saving huge amounts for businesses.

In fact companies understand that drones can make considerable cost savings and also increase safety. Not only this but improved efficiencies can have a profound impact on company profits.

Already we have seen the many and varied possibilities for drone use. As qualified operators we know that our understanding has already helped us develop services and there are many more to follow.

Drone Use for Businesses

Consider:

  • Shipping and delivery tracking
  • Parcel delivery
  • Filming and journalism
  • Disaster management and rescue
  • Healthcare
  • Archeological surveys
  • Mining surveys
  • Land surveys and geographic mapping
  • Law enforcement
  • Safety Inspections and reviews
  • Aerial photography
  • Maintenance inspections
  • Weather forecasting
  • Concerts and entertainment filming

The list appears endless. One final thing we do like the sound of is drone racing. We shan’t be participating just yet, as our equipment is far too precious, but watch this space.

If you need help where a drone would be beneficial then do give us a call or contact us and discuss your needs. We’d be delighted to help you get the very best from drone capabilities. Rest assured all our operatives are CCA registered. We look forward to showing you just what a drone might do for your business.

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