A drone is known as a UAV, which stands for unmanned aerial vehicle. They are used for various purposes, but have gained a lot of popularity with photographers who use their cameras with their drones to create images with a birds-eye view. A drone camera can be very useful when a church spire needs an inspection because it can safely capture crystal clear images which are very high up.
Why should I use One?
Firstly, drones are much safer than traditional scaffolding. If you have a person at height doing an inspection there is always the risk that he or she could fall. A drone camera is remote controlled so there isn’t anyone up at a height when the damage is inspected.
Secondly, a drone can get images at angles that aren’t always possible with traditional photography. A drone will give you a complete birds-eye view. A person using scaffolding must depend on where he or she can get to using walking platforms, from which a clear shot might not be possible.
Finally, capturing drone images can be done quickly. If a fast repair is necessary, a drone inspection will only take around an hour to complete. During that time, you can inspect the footage from a live feed we provide in our vehicle. Therefore, you can look at the damage as the drone is capturing the images.
Are Drones Affordable?
Yes. In fact, at times they can be much cheaper than traditional methods. For example, if you want to inspect a church spire, traditionally you would use scaffolding which would have to be erected all around the top of the church so that spire can be seen from every angle. A drone will capture images of the spire without needing a person to climb up to it (which may cause further damage). Once you know where the damage has occurred you only need enough scaffolding for that particular area and not the whole building when repairs begin. Using a drone is affordable and fast.
What Does Your Drone Service Include?
It includes capturing drone photographs and video, processing and editing the images and getting them to you as fast as possible. A typical drone inspection will take around an hour. Before we send the drone up we will inspect the immediate area and let any near-by neighbours know about the procedure.
Our drone pilot will then send the drone up to capture images of the Church Spire at various angles and then we will repeat the procedure in high definition 4k video which can be viewed in real time from our vehicle, or sent on to you or your insurance company within a day or so. Once a repair has been carried out you can contract another drone inspection to ensure that the repair work has been carried out to the appropriate standard.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Yes. We are licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority and have PFAW (Permission to Fly for Aerial Work), we also have £5 million public liability insurance and we rely on our own high standards with every job.
We provide our service at a very competitive price. All you need to do is contact us by phone on 01382 609015 or fill in the form on our contact page and we’ll be happy to talk to you about your needs and give you a quote.
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