Drones are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications, from recording videos and capturing photos to helping with agricultural tasks and large-scale construction projects. There are many benefits to using drones, including increased efficiency, cost savings, and safety. Here are five of the main advantages of using drones.
Ideal for Recording Videos and Capturing PhotosDrones are perfect for recording videos and capturing photos from a unique perspective. They can be used to capture stunning aerial shots that would otherwise be impossible to get.
This makes them ideal for filmmakers, photographers, and anyone else who wants to capture unique images.
More Demand Means More JobsThe wider applications and use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) mean more demand, which translates to more jobs. According to the AUVSI report, more than 34,000 manufacturing jobs and 70,000 IT and technical jobs are expected in the first three years of the industry launch. These emerging markets are expected to generate nearly 104,000 jobs in a decade.
Time-Efficient TasksOne of the main benefits of using smart technology in agriculture is the reduction in the time it takes to complete many tasks. Drones are much more time-efficient than manned aircraft for things like mapping, surveillance, and crop spraying.
Drones are also used to plant seeds, spray crops with water, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Because many of these operations can be carried out through intelligent flight modes, they are semi-automated, which translates to less time in the field, saving farmers money on labor equipment.
Data Collection for Construction ProjectsLarge-scale construction projects require efficient processes to ensure that each stage is completed in a timely manner and that risk is mitigated throughout the project. Drone programs collect data crucial to effectively manage and automate complex workflows from the start of a project. Drones capture aerial imagery and help collect data for pre-construction studies, topographic maps, and 2D and 3D models.Therefore, the risk of accidents involving people and heavy equipment during inspections in hazard-prone areas can be reduced.
Keep in mind that minimal risks also protect the project budget.