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Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drone

Amazing technological advancements have enabled us to expand our skills on learning how to capture moments from a whole new and unique perspective. Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV or more commonly known as drones), SHE Knows is able to capture photographs and video not only for media purposes, but for important quick and easy surveillance on sites, so risk assessments can be formed. Sometimes it just takes a slightly different angle to spot a health or safety hazard, then removing it, keeping people safe.

You might say that other aircrafts like aeroplanes and helicopters can be used for aerial imagery and surveillance, so what’s the point of drones? These larger alternatives can be too expensive for most businesses and individuals to afford, additionally, in some situations they cannot get too close to the ground like drones do and need multiple people to operate, with restricted take off/landing areas and the cost of fuel, this solution isn’t always realistic.

There are many different ways drones can be used:

  • When vehicle collisions occur, it can be hard for emergency responders to find out what the situation is and how to get there in the quickest and safest way possible through traffic. Having drones observe and feedback road traffic and collisions to emergency services will allow them to handle the problem much better and quicker.
  • Used for farmers to survey their crops, this allows them to see which sections of their fields are diseased so pesticide/bactericides/fungicides can be distributed in the right areas.
  • Our drones can be used to take unique professional aerial imagery and video, most other photographers can only get their content from the ground
    • Getting bird eye views of demolition or construction sites make planning and creating of realistic safety zones
    • Media and advertising purposes
  • Get up to date coastal images when high tides, bad weather or storms have hit. A benefit to this compared to helicopters is that no lives are at risk for these types of dangerous observations.
  • Waterways inspection of riverbanks, mudflats and erosion are other similar areas.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh award is becoming more popular with teens and young adults. When they go out for their exhibitions alone, it always worries teachers, leaders and parents alike who worry for their safety in the countryside. So having a drone surveilling young people on their trip can allow leaders to make sure their adventure is going smoothly without interfering (it’s against the rules unless an emergency). Then when something does go wrong, they are able to take action a lot quicker than if they didn’t have the drone.
  • Lifeguarding, fire watching roles to ensure personnel safety
  • Live streaming can be used for security in large for remote sites, making sure people are not entering unauthorised areas.