Industries that are taking advantage of drone technology all have one thing in common; assets and operations that can take large amounts of time and money to inspect. With aerial drone inspections, developers and researchers can now better analyze and understand the job sites they are operating on. From collecting precise data, to observing up-to-date timelines of their assets.
In a report released last year by Business Insider Intelligence, business opportunities for drones will mainly focus on industries such as energy, agriculture, construction, mining, utilities, real estate, and media. The report forecasts that drones could also likely replace $127 million worth of existing business services and labour, with sales expected to grow to $12 billion by 2021.
Thanks to drone technology, companies are now transforming the way they conduct their inspections. With high quality 4K cameras, obstacle avoidance technology, and customizable programming capabilities, operators can now safely navigate their drone through unsafe or previously inaccessible environments, collect precise data, and create 3D maps and orthomosaics to analyze and improve the efficiency of their operations.