Drones have taken off and achieved spectacle spotted interest from consumers in Cape Town and around the globe. Minatare microlights flood the skies from the beach front to the grassy foothills of the majestic wonder of our mountain. People from all walks of life have climbed aboard, and are now viewing the world from the skies above. Drones in South Africa, with new-age drone technology are fast becoming a standard for any business that wishes to be at the forefront of the digital revolution.
It’s not something new or a flickering light from outer space, HD cameras or flying cameras on airborne vehicles controlled by a far range device; seem like something from a military playground, where access is restricted and closely guarded by brutes with revolving torrent guns. Far be it from a close-range missile launching device, drone uses are quite diverse and have a wide assortment of helpful uses in daily life for a variety of industries.
Drones can be used in real estate portfolios, for compiling the perfect introduction video to a home. Certain drone enthusiasts take drones to the next level, racing them at defiant speeds along a course. Other uses include home security, aerial photography, content creation for video bloggers and even other content capture for digital businesses.
These are standard drone uses in public spheres, but what of the other uses of drones for more specialized fields? You don’t need to understand how drone technology works, or even get a master’s class on how to fly a drone. You might be shocked at some other drone uses, where specialized fields are using drones in everyday life to add to their field of study positively.
The Eye Of The Storm
One surprising and unconventional approach for uses of drones in business is hurricane hunting. Instead of risking a human life, drones can be flown into super storms and detect potential hurricanes. These drones are not your average flying saucer though, these long range unmanned aerial vehicles have been developed in conjunction with NASA, and with a $30 million price tag they won’t be around for the public anytime soon.
It seems like a military exercise, mapping landscapes in three-dimensional viewpoints. Now average users have access to drones guided by GPS technology, and with the drone’s ability to shoot thousands of high resolution photos, the average user has access to a 3-D mapping playground. If you are looking to do some 3-D mapping; pix4D’s has software that can stitch your photos together seamlessly.
With rhino poaching a real concern, and ivory high up on illegal trade lists, protecting nature is a difficult task because of the intense size of the land. National parks and other wildlife protection areas can simply not have manned helicopters patrolling parks 24/7. Drones can be set to autopilot and in some cases multiple drones can patrol an area and relay information back to a control centre that is easier to man. They eliminate huge costs and keep areas patrolled for more targeted responses, which will ultimately have a ground-breaking impact on the way we conserve nature.
The biggest feature of any drone is undoubtedly its ability to fly. This makes a drone capable of going where a human can’t, or in other special cases the drone may be able to get to a location quicker than a human would. With search and rescue operations time is of the essence. The search part of the operation is what usually takes the most time, and that time may be the time difference between life and death.
Drones can be used to search for victims out at sea or even in mountainous regions where the uneven ground and time spent raking and searching every corner; leaves a victim more susceptible to the elements.
Drones have burst into the world and added to many industries positively, what do you think drones could help you with? Here at PRIO we are huge fans of drones, their usefulness in the media has seen content creation boosted to the next level. For any services that could help your business reach new heights, give us a call on +27 (0) 65 602 8732 or visit us on www.prioconsultancy.com to see how we can help you.
Written by: PRIO Communications and Digital Marketing