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5 Incredible Ways that Drones are Taking Off

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by | Feb 12, 2018 | News & Insights

Drone technology is really taking off (pun intended). New technology has expanded the horizons of what these once-simple flying machines can accomplish, and business prioritizing growth are learning to incorporate this valuable new technology. In 2018, we’ll see Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) conquer new and exciting feats in industry and tech. From big-name Hollywood to rural Nebraska, here are the top five industries that drones will impact in 2018.

#1: Natural disaster response

More and more insurance companies are partnering with drone businesses to assess structural damage in the wake of devastating hurricanes like Irma, Jose and Maria. Drones are safer, faster and more accurate than the traditional methods, providing additional detail and precision.

#2: Security

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off last week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This celebration of human athleticism has also become a celebration of modern technology. If you look to the skies, you’ll see drones flying overhead to monitor the Olympic airspace. Their use isn’t limited to protecting ice skaters and skiers; drones are being utilized to bolster security by police departments, government agencies and even private home-security systems.

#3: Agriculture

In the future, up to 70% of drone usage could be in agriculture. Unmanned aircrafts give farmers a bird’s-eye view of their land, enabling more efficient irrigation and planting practices. It also saves time; instead of wading miles through their crops, landowners can hire an agency to survey the land with a drone.

#4: Entertainment

Remember the flying car scene in Harry Potter? The epic car chases in Fast and Furious 6? The opening sequence of Skyfall? All drone shots. Drones give audiences the feeling of flying and capture scenic images with detail that was once impossible. Innovations in drone technology—and a subsequent drop in price—have made it possible for smaller studios to secure incredible shots as easily as big-name production companies.

#5: Construction

Drone usage in construction comes with several unique advantages. Flyovers make 3D modeling, progress monitoring and orthomosaic imaging possible with remarkable ease. This information can increase productivity, speed up construction time and decrease workplace injuries.

Security. Agriculture. Entertainment. Drone usage is expected to skyrocket in the next few years, and AirPoint is ahead of the curve servicing Northern Colorado’s needs. Whether you need an UAV for one of the industries mentioned above or for something else entirely, we can help!