To Drone Or Not To Drone
Every aerial survey job is different and sometimes we have to look for alternatives to be able to capture the footage required by the client when an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone isn’t feasible.
This could be due to a number of reasons, the most common being – in and above a congested area.
We recently conducted a condition survey on a row of shops to establish the condition of the roof and front/ rear facades. We used a high resolution camera mounted on a telescopic mast.The camera was fitted with a zoom lens and by adjusting the position of the camera, we were able to take a series of shots both at the front and back of the row of shops which captured a high level of detail. We were able to zoom in on known problems with flashings, as well as discovering new or potential issues. It also means the contractors who will conduct the repair work can see in detail what the problem is and the quality of the images means they can also zoom in further on screen should they wish to, without the need for them to go up on the roof. The images were geotagged to give exact co-ordinates of where the image was captured.
So don’t be disappointed if we recommend an alternative to the drone- we want to get the best footage for our customers and will use the most effective and efficient tool available to get the best results. Our telescopic masts are available in various heights and are perfect for built up areas.