Ways Your Business Might Benefit From Using A Drone

BizAge Interview Team

The way that we utilize technology in business has always played a key role in discovering new processes that improve product and service delivery. They have also historically played a role in making work much more efficient, and much safer. One of the recent technologies that has started seeing implementation in business, even in unexpected ways, is that of the aerial drone. Here, we’re going to look at some of the benefits that drone technology could bring your business.

Quick and efficient surveying

There are a lot of workplaces and industries that require your team to be able to survey a landscape, to identify any logistic and safety issues. For instance, in agriculture, surveying your land might be vital to spotting issues that can affect yield and production. In construction, you need to be able to survey a site to ensure that you’re able to prepare it properly and to create a safe workspace. Drones equipped with cameras and sensors can survey large areas quickly and accurately, reducing the need for manual labour and expensive equipment. Additionally, drones eliminate the costs associated with manned aerial vehicles or ground-based surveys, making data collection and analysis more affordable for businesses of all sizes.

Saving costs by reducing manual labor

The above benefit of drones is not only typically a lot more quick and efficient than using people to carry out surveys of the same size and depth, but it also tends to save you money on the way by reducing your reliance on people. For one, drones can cover more ground in more time than humans, meaning that you’re not going to be paying as much as you would to have a person or a team cover the land in a vehicle. What’s more, while drones are certainly susceptible to human error, as they’re often controlled by a human, they do reduce that risk somewhat.

Revolutionizing the logistics industry

While drones might not be able to carry goods anywhere near the volume of traditional logistics methods, they have found a role to play in the faster and more efficient delivery of specific individual goods. As such, e-commerce and other retail businesses have started using drones to deliver packages at a fraction of the cost and time required by human couriers. What’s more, a lot of drones are equipped with GPS and automation technology that allows them to carry out these delivered, in part or in total, without the need for human control.

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High-quality imaging and video

Whether it’s for creative or industrial purposes, one of the benefits of drones is being able to enjoy high-quality photography and video, even when high up in the air. It’s always worth taking the time to learn more about the photography capabilities of a drone before you buy it. High-quality imaging does typically come with an increased price tag, as you’re adding a piece of highly advanced technology onto what is already a piece of highly advanced technology. However, the quality of the imagery and the ability to attain from a host of different angles can make drones suitable for a wide range of jobs.

Keep your workers safe on the ground

Drones have seen a lot of use in traditionally high-risk industries as they allow you to keep your workers one step removed from various sources of danger. Workers in industries such as mining, oil and gas, and utilities, are made safer as they are required less often to perform hazardous tasks manually. Drones are able to monitor remote sites, work at great heights, and assess emergency situations without having to put your team at additional risk. What’s more, drones have also been used to keep an eye out for hotspots, potential fires, and other risks from above, allowing you to better detect and act on safety risks in a host of workspaces.

Benefit from a new form of data collection

Drones collect vast amounts of data quickly and accurately, providing businesses with valuable insights for decision-making. In agriculture, drones gather data on crop health, soil moisture levels, and pest infestations, allowing farmers to make informed decisions about planting, irrigation, and pest control. Similarly, in urban planning and infrastructure development, drones generate detailed 3D maps and models, facilitating site analysis, design optimization, and project planning. Find out more about how drones are assisting in data collection, making it easier to obtain valuable information from physical sites.

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Enhance the security of your facilities

The ability of drones to be able to quickly cover plenty of ground (or air) in little time, and to transmit footage directly through first-person controls has made them a widely used tool in the security and surveillance industries. This has helped with commercial and industrial site surveillance, law enforcement, facility management, and more. By being able to patrol large areas and monitor crowds from a safe distance, workers in these industries are able to identify potential threats more quickly and assess risks without having to be physically present with the risk.

Rapid response and disaster management

Drones have also seen an increased rate of use in emergency situations. From search and rescue to dealing with natural disasters, their ability to use thermal imaging cameras, sensors, and more allows them to quickly identify people in need of help, as well as to see risk factors that the people on the ground simply might not be able to see. 

Environmental monitoring and conservation

Drones have also played a role in environmental efforts, such as wildlife conservation, by taking animals, surveilling habitats, and being better equipped to safely identify poachers from the air. Some wildlife conservation experts have been equipping drones with sensors to detect changes in ecosystems, such as water and air quality, as well.

Don’t underestimate the impact that the right technology could make on your business. The above use cases are just a few of the ways drones can bring some real improvements. Depending on your industry, you might be able to spot some additional ways you could make use of the equipment in your own business, too.

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BizAge Interview Team
May 8, 2024
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May 8, 2024