Managing physical assets is a key benefit to using drone technology. By piloting a drone, users can conduct site surveys and perform manual inspections without actually being on-site. Plus, with features like Live Stream and Enhanced Progress Reports, stakeholders in multiple locations can stay fully informed. The Inspection Workflow is especially helpful in this. After flying over your given area or asset, users can tag issues and @mention co-workers or contractors to assign them tasks. In turn, these individuals can comment back on the stream in-app in real-time.
Thoroughly inspecting your sites with a drone ensures that workers can be proactive in improving or building infrastructure and preventing deterioration. A drone equipped with a thermal camera can further assist this effort by identifying areas strained by weather damage or leaks. DroneDeploy’s Thermal Live Map visualizes temperature-range variability immediately and allows users to “see the unseeable” - damage undetected by the naked eye. Also, check out how 3D models and point clouds can aid in this.