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Why risk life and limb climbing up ladders or hanging out of helicopters to conduct inspections?  Using high resolution video and still photography you can get a bird's eye view easily, affordably and safely. Aerial photography via drones is rapidly replacing all other primitive means of data collection. You can either be a leader by adopting this technology or watch your competitors capture all the new business. Conduct more inspections at far lower cost and far less time using aerial photography via drone.

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We recognize these organizations have different requirements but there are a number similarities. Thermal is a common requirement and we specialize in thermal applications. We have a large number of National customers from small county departments to large city wide organizations. We know what it takes to get a program supported and "off the ground". We understand and can assist with the complex procurement processes. We offer bundles and discounts to help support our Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. Please contact us and see how we can work together to support your requirements.

Construction

For builders, the case for return on investment is straightforward. Drones are cheaper to fly than manned aircraft and faster than human surveyors, and they collect data far more frequently than either, letting construction workers track a site’s progress with a degree of accuracy previously unknown in the industry. With the right computing tools, builders can turn sensor data into 3D structural models, topographical maps, and volumetric measurements (useful for monitoring stockpiles of costly resources like sand and gravel). Collectively, that intelligence allows construction companies to more efficiently deploy resources around a job site, minimize potential issues, trim costs, and limit delays. 

It's not a question of if but when every construction company utilizes drone technology.

When it's time to show off a home, in order to get attention and stand out from the crowd you need to change the game. Why stick with the same old stale drive up photos and still interior shots that everyone else uses, and has used for 100 years? Stand out!  Be the first or be the last to take advantage of aerial photography. Within the next year, most new listings will be posted on the Internet or Television using aerial video and still photography.  The incremental cost may be less than you think as will the time it takes to get a listing recognized and sold.

Storm last night? Have to go out and drive in the mud and muck to see what's going on? Fence line intact?  Feeder knocked over?  Livestock okay?  Aerial photography can quickly and affordably monitor activity without costly and time consuming driving all over the place.

 

Dr. John Walker, resident director of research at San Angelo, (Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist) said the small unmanned aircraft have gotten pretty popular recently and he wanted to explore their practical application in ranch settings. "So I went and bought one," he said. "The first advice someone gave me, and it was good advice, was to buy a cheap one, a toy, and learn to fly it before buying an expensive one."

 

Walker said neophytes should plan to spend at least $1,000 or a bit more for a drone, as units in that price range have what is needed for any real practical application.

 

But what can you do with one other than take aerial photos and video?

 

"Right now, out of the box, you can use it to check things," he said. "You can locate lost stock and eventually check fences and waterings. One of the neat things with the more expensive ones is you can program them to run a route, so if you want to check fences, do it once and save that route into the drone. The next time you want to check that fence, you don't really have to fly it, but just tell it to run that route and it will.

 

"I've used it to herd sheep. It's fun, but you have to watch where you're going."

 

"You can move sheep very gently and that's really impressed me. I thought as soon as they saw the drone, they'd take off running, but they really don't. Now goats will a bit at first, but sheep will just move along slow and easy."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2016-09-drone-ranching.html#jCp

Counting Livestock
  1. Take an aerial photo of all livestock.

  2. Print the photo on paper.

  3. Get a pen and number each animal.

Finding Lost Livestock (Using Thermal Vision Cameras)
Early Detection of Diseases on Livestock
  • Cows with very high fever can have temperatures run as high as 107 to 110

  • Radiometric thermal cameras can be set to only display temperatures at a certain range (e.g. display only between 110-120)

Drones are increasingly used to map out and manage large-scale construction projects. Using physical labor, the mapping process commonly exceeds a month, from planning to execution. However, using advanced drone technology, the whole mapping process can be completed in hours, allowing the process to be repeated and tracked daily without extending timelines or budgets.

 

In addition to dramatically reducing the length of a project, drones massively reduce the likelihood of errors, producing physical maps that deliver thorough depictions of a space, capturing very intricate details. This allows companies to complete projects with better precision than traditional means. With the FAA recently modifying laws regarding drone piloting, drone technology will become exponentially more accessible, causing a rapid expansion of the drone mapping industry.

Agriculture

Within the next 5 to 10 years, every farm will be using drones.  Drones can help identify insect problems, watering issues, assess crop yields or track down cattle that have wandered off — helping farmers recover their drone investment, often within a year.

 

Farmers also can use drones to tailor their use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and other applications based on how much is needed at a specific point in a field — a process known as precision agriculture — saving the grower money from unnecessarily overusing resources while at the same time reducing the amount of runoff that could flow into nearby rivers and streams.

Read about DJI's Argiculture Drone - https://www.dji.com/mg-1