Everything You Need to Know
Drone surveys are becoming more and more popular – but how are they carried out, and what unique benefits do they offer?
Drone surveys are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to survey a site – so could they benefit you? Here’s everything you need to know about the process, including where to find the best providers of drone surveys in your area!
What is a drone survey?
First things first, what is a drone survey? Well, it’s what it says on the tin – a survey carried out by drones! Cameras will be able to capture high-quality imagery and footage. As well as being used in construction projects, they can also be used to collect aerial imagery for marketing and promotional purposes! So they’re really versatile and have a variety of applications.
Perfect for tricky locations
Drones are the perfect way to collect data from otherwise out of reach places and inaccessible areas. They are also a great choice for surveying high-risk areas such as railways, motorways, or dilapidated structures. Without drones, these areas would take such a long time to survey, and those surveys may have even had to be abandoned because of risks to those on-site.
Carried out by experts
A drone survey will be carried out by an experienced team. A drone pilot will hold all of the necessary qualifications, as well as a full licence. They’ll be able to expertly manoeuvre the drone to ensure that every part of the specified area is covered. This is why you should only commission a drone survey from a reputable company – as they’ll have the best drone pilots in the industry on hand.
On the day
There will be a number of things that could come into play on the day of your survey. Civil Aviation Authority regulations state that a drone should not be flown higher than 400ft above ground level, and in turn, no further than 500m from the pilot. Drone surveys in built-up areas may require additional permission – either from the site owner or local authorities. The weather can play a part too – but your survey provider will be keeping an eye on the forecast.
The results of your drone survey will be delivered to you by a team of experts. You’ll be talked through all of the findings, and you will be given an opportunity to ask any questions. Because a drone survey takes much less time to carry out that other kinds of survey, those results will be in your hands much quicker. So it’s the perfect option for those operating on a tight time frame.
Find the best provider
If you are going to invest in a drone survey for your site, then it’s vital that you work with a great provider. South West Surveys have plenty of experience in the field and have a wide array of drone cameras at their disposal. Whatever you need a drone survey for, they’ll work with you to ensure that your needs are met.
So why wait? If it could benefit you, arrange a drone survey today! Now you know where to find the best in the industry, why not enquire? You certainly won’t regret it!