Drones, or UAVs, are increasingly being used in facilities management as a tool for inspecting and monitoring buildings, structures, and other assets. They can be used to inspect roofs, walls, and other exterior surfaces, as well as to assess the condition of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities.
Some specific use-cases are:
Building inspection: Drones can be used to inspect the condition of buildings, structures, and other assets, including roofs, walls, and other exterior surfaces, as well as to assess the condition of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities. They can also be used to identify potential hazards, such as leaks, cracks, or other issues that could lead to damage or failure.
Safety and security: Drones can be used to monitor and inspect large sites, such as industrial plants, warehouses, and ports, to ensure that they are secure and to identify any potential safety hazards.
Energy Auditing: Drones equipped with thermal cameras and other sensors can be used to detect energy leaks in buildings and industrial facilities, helping to identify areas where energy is being wasted and where improvements can be made.
Preventive maintenance: Drones equipped with sensors can be used to monitor equipment and infrastructure, such as wind turbines, solar panels, and pipelines, and to detect any issues before they become critical. This can help to reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
Accessibility: Drones can access areas that are difficult to reach or dangerous for human to reach, such as the tops of buildings, high-voltage electrical equipment, and other hard-to-reach areas.
Drones in facilities management are subject to the same regulations and safety guidelines as drones used in other industries, and pilots must have the necessary licenses and certifications to operate a drone commercially.