You’ve heard that drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs) can help businesses get ahead of the competition – but how? What benefits do drones have for business?
The answer is multi-faceted, but breaks down to three key points:
- Save money on your regular asset surveys
- Improve safety
- Create unique content only possible by drone flight
Let’s take a look at each in turn:
Save money using drones for your business
You might think a drone is a hefty cash investment. While the technology isn’t cheap, it can produce significant savings even in the short term. You’ll be able to survey your business assets at a hugely reduced cost, covering ground far quicker than a person on foot, and gaining access in hard-to-reach areas.
Immediate feedback via a drone’s live film feed means you can immediately assess the state of your property. For example, a wind farm can be quickly and easily surveyed for maintenance requirements with a simple drone flight over a matter of hours instead of days. You save money on personnel time and have an immediate picture of repairs needed – speeding up the maintenance process and improving asset efficiency.
(Still not convinced you can afford a drone? Coptrz will soon offer finance packages so you can have a UAV in your hands even faster than you might think! Watch this space).
Improve safety with UAVs
As seen above, using drones for your company means you can access high-risk areas with little risk to your staff – that’s the most obvious safety improvement, as you’re no longer unnecessarily putting staff at risk when a drone can do the work for you.
Did you know that you can use UAVs for security surveillance purposes, too?
Assess your property borders with the use of a drone to identify weak spots, or manage crowds from a distance with a live film feed. In an emergency situation, you can send a drone ahead to plot out a rescue route or take note of potential difficulties.
Create unique content using drone photography
Drones aren’t purely about practical surveillance: you can take incredible photography and film using cameras mounted on UAVs. This means you can show off your business assets, taking unique footage of your buildings, property, landscapes, or assets for sale, in a way which has never previously been possible.
Use your drone to show off! Get ahead of the competition by creating unique content to spread on social media, your website, and maybe even create a stunning show-reel to tempt new customers. There really are very few limitations to drones, and even fewer excuses to not have one for your business!
If you want to know more about how to use drones for business, or fancy developing a UAV strategy for your company, that’s where we come in. Whether you’re an established business or brand-new start-up, we’re here to help you create a unique drone strategy that will complement your business. Contact us today to find out more!