Drawn to drones: How this tech trend can help businesses

Since the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) laid down the rules on civilian drone usage, the industry expects sales to rise as more businesses buy into the benefits of having drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in their arsenal. These devices have the potential to help businesses get work done faster at an affordable cost. Below are some of the industries that can take advantage of drone technology:

1. Photography and videography

Getting an aerial view of an event used to be difficult. These days, a person just has to mount a camera on a drone to get a bird’s eye view. Aside from the opportunity to have a shot at the big picture, drones can also get detailed shots even when the photographer is in a different location.

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2. Courier services

There will come a time when drones will replace delivery trucks. Amazon has patented several drone designs that will cater to the demands of consumers in the following years. Though shipping costs will surely increase with this new technology, waiting for a package within 24-48 hours is a step up.

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3. Engineering and construction

Surveying land, scanning, and creating 3-D models can be made more efficient with drones. Instead of sending people to do the job manually, UAVs can fulfill the task in half the time. Engineers and construction professionals can also monitor their sites and have a detailed examination of the structures for longer periods once drones are in place.

4. Agriculture

Drones can be used to monitor fields, irrigation systems, and water levels. It can also examine plant health and create an accurate scan of a field. In the future, the technology will be used for watering and planting.

With new regulations regarding the use of drones, businesses are looking forward to maximizing this technology to serve more people and produce more products. While drone services are still in development, more uses and improvements will make its way into the public sphere in the coming months.