Inspections

The drone uses for inspection seems to be endless. Here are a few that Drones and Znap Fly can offer stakeholders:

CONSTRUCTION
ROOF
BUILDING
HVAC
CELL TOWER
UTILITY LINE
SOLAR FARMS
SITE SAFETY
INSURANCE
GOLF COURSES
WIND TURBINE
BRIDGES
REFINERY/PLANTS
SECURITY
TRAFFIC
& MORE…..

There are countless uses for drones for inspection purposes, here are a few…

ROOF INSPECTION

Easy, efficient and safe way to get detailed and thorough visual observation of roof shingles, flashing, interior, penetrations, and any other misc. materials. Included with ground visual observation Znap Fly performs an aerial mapping of the roof using software to access all areas of the roof including hard to reach areas. This gives us a much more efficient and safe way to inspect the roof.

99% accurate measurements and pitch degrees of the roof will be generated as well as locating any damaged areas.

INSURANCE

After a disaster, it’s important to clean up and rebuild, but it’s also critical to capture the site as it is so that the damage can be assessed. Drone mapping gives insurance companies a fast, easy way of accurately documenting the scene, preserving key details while letting the process of clean-up and reconstruction begin as quickly as possible.

Collaborating to Determine Responsibility

Maps can be easily shared via email or by hyperlink and became a central tool where the team can collaborate and share findings.

Information collected on site by the loss adjuster and insurance inspector, as well as meteorological data about wind direction, can be added to the plan as notes, comments and measurements. In addition to counting the number of damaged units, the map, combined with Znap Fly’s suite of analysis tools, give ability to instantly estimate the volume of debris to be removed.

Insurance for the Insurer

The high degree of accuracy that drone maps provide helps improve the likelihood of identifying the cause of an accident. In some cases, this helps an insurance company decline a claim if they are not responsible. But what about when their client is responsible? Even in these situations, the speed and efficiency of drone mapping can help to reduce costs and damages for everyone involved.

Drones are being adopted for loss assessment in the insurance industry, and over the next few years, drones will be used to assess claims almost everywhere in the world.

Before issuing a new insurance policy, insurance companies can use drones to inspect properties and verify the risks to be covered by the insurance company. Once risks have been identified, the insurance company can then work with their prospect or customer to mitigate risks and help prevent disaster.

DRONE MAPPING Golf Courses

Drones are revolutionizing the turf industry, introducing golf course superintendents to never before seen course data and actionable analysis. Through the use of UAVs, users can identify areas of stress on the course that can not be seen with the naked eye, in addition to browning or yellowing of turf. Aerial imagery also provides insight into water distribution patterns, identifying specific areas where water applications can be reduced while maintaining healthy turf, aesthetics, and improving.

MAP KEY COURSE FEATURES
Produce current maps and 3D renderings of courses, allowing golf course superintendents to see overall course health and areas of turf stress. Utilizing easy to use tools, superintendents and maintenance crews can monitor all course features, equipment and areas of interest from sprinkler heads to turf stress.

IDENTIFY AREAS OF CONCERN
Detect areas of stress and seek opportunities for water reduction. Problem areas can be tracked, follow up tasks can be assigned to maintenance crew members, and progress is monitored over time.

IDENTIFY SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF STRESS
Detecting areas with high stress provides you and your team with valuable information to take action. Aerial image analysis can detect stress not visible to the human eye.

PINPOINT AREAS OF INTEREST WITH PRECISION
Track specific turf problems such as yellowing/browning spots and potential over watered or under watered areas and disease. Each critical area can be monitored over time to show reduction in turf browning, improving course appeal. Targeted areas dramatically improve chemicals and nutrient usage efficiency – only use what you need where you need it. Each critical area can be monitored over time to show reductions in turf browning and water use.

INVESTIGATION Building & Utility System

Investigation with High Resolution RGB & Thermal/FLIR
Aerial thermal mapping of facilities will reveal leaks in all types of systems, like steam and condensate return lines, hot water lines, chilled water lines, supply water mains, distribution pipes, storm water drains, building heat loss and moisture leaks into your roofs.

Flat & Low- Sloped Roofs IR Finds Subsurface Wet Insulation
Wet insulation can be mapped and removed surgically. What makes roof moisture surveying so valuable to the stakeholder?

Of course, cost-savings:

  • 95+% of all roofing materials that are removed are dry
  • Best Practice condition monitoring for roof maintenance
  • Salvage the thermal value of the existing undamaged insulation
  • Avoid costly tear-off expense in labor to R&R wet insulation
  • Avoid cost to bury perfectly good insulation in a landfill
  • Save time: recover is faster vs. tear-off and replacement
  • Minimize risk of leaks and consequential damage
  • It is “Green” not to throw away perfectly good materials