The official name for drones is unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. It is a robot that flies and is remotely controlled. Drones autonomously fly using software that controls their flight plans. This software is either embedded in their system or work with GPS and sensors that are on board. Is a drone beneficial? What is the benefit of a drone? Listed below are some of the benefits that drones can offer:
They Help in the Collection of Data
Drones are best used where to collect data in areas where obstacles such as buildings, trees are expected. Drones are ideal in such situations since they can easily navigate through and can capture details that would be hard to capture using human effort. Drones are fitted with cameras that capture images with high-resolution. Comprehensive data is collected since drones capture details such as defects, misplaced pens, cracks, etc.
They are Easy to Launch or Deploy
This feature makes drones very useful when emergencies arise. The drone pilot can launch the drone immediately he is notified. He only needs a few minutes. Secondly, drones are very fast and can complete an inspection tour in less than twenty minutes. With drones, you only need a turnaround time of minutes to have work completed.
They are Flexible
Drones are of different sizes depending on the work they are intended for and the altitude at which they will fly. Secondly, drones are fitted with a range of applications to help in various tasks. Drones can be used in capturing videos, taking photos, transmitting data and collecting information. These tasks can be accomplished in minutes compared to conventional ways which may take days if not months to complete. Thirdly, the software fitted in drones helps in generation of standard reports for use in various sectors. The applications can customize reports for ease of use by different people.
They are Ideal for Advertising and Marketing
The video footages that drones generate can be used for marketing. It is common for people with interests in real estates to use drones for driving their sales since they give potential buyers a more stunning view of the buildings they are offering for sale.
They have Nil Downtime
A lot of human inspection of machines such as turbines require shutting down to avoid incidences of injuries or damages. However, when drones are deployed for such assignments, there is no need to shut down since they do not interfere. Drones are, therefore, helping to save money since the losses associated with shutdown are avoided.
They can be used to Access that are Hazardous
In places where it is impossible to collect data or do inspections due to logistics or the hostile environment, drones come in handy. If the area has radiation, power lines with high voltage, mountainous areas, etc, it is only logical that drones are used. Radiations are very harmful and heavy protective gear may be needed to mitigate any side effects. However, drones can access such areas. The drone pilot will just a flight path and everything else becomes simple.
In conclusion, there is no need to spend money on human effort and shutdowns while the drones can finish the job within minutes and are cheaper.