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Using Drones to Enhance Business

Using Drones to Enhance Business

Drones are amazing gadgets used in the military, for personal use, and they can even be used for helpful business-related tasks as well. Not all drones are created equal though. With many available, it can be hard to find the exact kind you need for your business venture. There are many things you must take into consideration before flying a drone for commercial use including following the FAA’s set of operational rules and holding a remote pilot airman certificate.

High-Quality Images and Videos

One of the most popular features of a drone is the ability to take high-resolution photos and videos from up high. Getting stunning aerial images has never been easier, allowing you to be as creative as you can be. This feature is helpful for shooting sporting events, weddings, wildlife, film and television subjects, and landscapes. You can use drone photography with a real estate business because you’ll have the capability of highlighting more of the property for potential buyers. Professional drone services can also help you get the images and video you want without the need to buy your own.

Using Drones for Security

Drones can provide many benefits to security surveillance teams because of their versatility. They can be used to scan the perimeter, monitoring parking lots, prisons, colleges, outdoor venues, and campuses. With the use of thermal imaging, you’re able to see clearly at night too. What’s good about using drones for security is that they can get to a situation better than a person can typically, allowing the operator to get a better idea of what’s going on and determine the best course of action without putting a person in danger.

Drones Can Inspect Buildings and Roofs

Inspecting roofs is a hard job resulting in many injuries each year. Using drones in place of actual workers can reduce the risk of accidents while still collecting the necessary data. Drones have the capability to capture in-depth data because they’re able to get into tight spaces, allowing them to see a great deal more than an inspector would be able to. Drones for roof inspections can reduce insurance costs and have the ability to get the job done quicker.

Drone-Based Delivery Services

Delivery drones can deliver products to consumers, saving a company time and money, while allowing the customers to get their product quicker. With delivery drones, human workers can spend more time focusing on other more important tasks. Delivery drone services, such as Amazon Prime Air, allow the drones to carry packages of five pounds or less with the promise of arriving at a customer’s home in 30 minutes or less. Many drone delivery services are still under development while business owners determine ways to make these deliveries happen successfully.

The bottom line is that drones can end up saving your company money while drawing more attention to it, leading potential customers your way. Learn how to best operate drones or hire experienced operators for the best chance at success. However you decide to use them, always keep in mind that you must follow the FAA’s rules in order to keep flying.


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by Harvey Carr // Harvey Carr is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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