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How Drones are Helping Businesses

July 8, 2019

Drones have a number of uses, from deliveries to farming. For this reason, they present a number of exciting opportunities for businesses to take advantage of and develop further. 

 

So, where is this technology being utilised? Let’s delve a little deeper into its current uses – and future ones.  

 

Agriculture

 

Agriculture is one of the primary industries that is being transformed by the use of drones. 

 

How?

 

The farming sector is using drones in a variety of different ways. 

 

 

Firstly, they can help farmers monitor and assess their livestock in a highly efficient manner. Drones can cover vast amounts of land quickly, which can also be used for perimeter-fence planning and establishing boundaries.

 

Those carrying out agricultural research can conduct aerial surveys to collect the information they require. This could be the productivity of crops, for example.

 

What are the Benefits?

 

The use of drones is highly cost-effective, which is why so many farmers are adopting the technology. 

 

For example, they’re far less expensive than helicopters or small aeroplanes that have been previously used for crop fertilisation, disease reduction and monitoring. They can help observe a particular area without disturbing the animals or their ecosystem. 

 

The technology can also help carry out mundane tasks around the farm more quickly and efficiently. 

 

This presents a number of exciting partnership opportunities, for example for crop protection businesses who can find new ways to use the tech. 

 

Retail

 

The retail sector is another that is being helped by this technology.

 

How?

 

Drone-based delivery services are becoming more and more common. This is being utilised by companies such as Amazon, for example.

 

While there are some restrictions, such as package weight, the technology is advancing more and more every day.

 

What are the Benefits?

 

As capabilities grow, so do the benefits to customers. 

 

Deliveries are likely to become much more regular and efficient thanks to drone technology. What’s more, it’s highly important for areas that are difficult or dangerous to reach on the ground. 

 

Construction

 

The way we construct and design our buildings is becoming much more efficient thanks to the application and utilisation of drones. 

 

How?

 

Drones can quickly and easily take aerial footage of particular sites or buildings, which can then be used for architectural rendering. This not only makes the design process more accurate but also gives an insight into how they’ll look in the real world. 

 

This allows companies to bring the buildings to life before they’ve been constructed.

 

What are the Benefits?

 

The construction industry has had difficulties for a number of years, for example in productivity and output. 

 

Drones are in a step in the right direction to solving some of these issues by helping us work more effectively.

 

This is a clear example of collaboration in the construction industry, and how it can help propel the sector forward. Innovators should take advantage of the opportunity to push this forward even more.

 

 

The Future of Drones in Business

 

Despite its numerous uses, we’ve only just scratched the surface of this technology and what it can do. 

 

The future is even brighter.

 

Emergency services will use drones to get eyes on a situation that requires their attention, assessing what measures need to be taken. This could enhance the ability of response teams to take the right course of action. We already use drones for deliveries – why not take this further? This could be blood or even a defibrillator, for example.

 

Drones could even be used in the police force as a new security measure to help monitor certain areas. 

 

The business growth opportunities presented by the technology are enormous. Drones are not only transforming certain industries for the better but also providing innovators with something to take advantage of. 

 

 

 

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