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Drone Inspections

Maintain and Inspect Critical Infrastructure

  • Expert Drone Operators and Industry-leading Drones for Inspection Services
  • Undertaking Residential and Commercial Work in the Republic of Ireland
  • Experienced Operators in Complex Environments
  • Fully Insured and Licenced by EASA and The Irish Aviation Authority
  • Quickly Detect Potential Issues With High-Quality Drone Coverage
  • Cost-effective Drone Inspections
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Professional Drone Inspections for a Wide Range of Challenging Industries

Many of our jobs require air traffic control clearance. However, we take care of the permissions, so you don’t have to.

High-value assets such as wind turbines, electrical pylons, or mobile phone towers are difficult and extremely dangerous to inspect by way of manual inspection. By leveraging technological advances and high-resolution digital cameras with zoom lenses or thermal imaging-capable cameras where appropriate, these tasks can be done to a very high standard in a fraction of the time with our drone inspection services without putting people at risk.

Consistently inspecting and maintaining equipment to avert breakdowns and minimise downtime ultimately results in a more efficient and cost-effective operation. This is critical to facility management and health and safety in these dangerous environments. Some inspection scenarios:

  • Wind turbines
  • Mobile phone masts
  • Electrical pylons and high-voltage utility drone inspection
  • Bridge inspections
  • Industrial inspections
  • Insurance companies
  • Solar panels and more.

The Benefits of Aerial Drone Inspection Include:

  • Inspection of inaccessible areas
  • Cost-effective and speed of survey
  • Multiple cameras and sensor payload options
  • Optimise production workflows
  • Reduced health and safety risks by taking works out of hazardous environments
  • Fast deployment and inspection turn-around
  • Qualified UAV inspection specialists
  • Reduces downtime through preventive maintenance
  • We can also create a map or 3D model of the inspected asset
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We Conduct Meticulous Planning to Ensure That We Capture the Most Reliable Data

At Drone Services Ireland, we only undertake missions if they can be completed safely without putting people or property at risk.

The most crucial part of any aerial inspection mission is planning. Knowing what you have to inspect, its surroundings, obstructions, or powerlines can all cause the mission to be aborted. This is done before we get to the site and when onsite to ensure our plans are valid or see if adjustments need to be made.

Our highly skilled and certified drone pilots conduct the drone inspection using state-of-the-art equipment. We constantly update our fleet so you can take advantage of the developments in the drone industry.

Actionable Data Captured by Our Drone Inspection Specialists

Our drone inspections team can tailor a regular visual inspection survey to your needs, whether you have a small plant or a vast site.

Performing a drone inspection in Dublin is complex by the nature of the environment but also often requires Air Traffic Control permission. Most urban areas bring there own challenges in terms of congestion and data privacy. We take care of the regulatory compliance for you.

Site Assessment

We visit you at your site and assess the area that needs to be inspected. This includes looking at the terrain and flight paths and assessing any safety conditions, risks or constraints that need to be taken into consideration.

Visual Data Collection

Our aerial drone inspection data capture provides actionable data. Once the mission is adequately planned and safely executed, drones can be highly beneficial for accurate data collection and efficient for once-time-consuming tasks.

Tried and Tested Methodology

Data capture is vital, and if the planning is wrong, the data capture is generally wrong and won’t give the required results. We use tried-and-tested methodology to accurately capture the vital information you require and we provide detailed inspection reports.

3D Modelling and High-Resolution Imagery

Our 3D models allow you to view and inspect the asset at your convenience, allowing you to move around the object or zoom in and out as needed. Viewing a whole plant or site, along with the primary assets, in 3D gives a completely new perspective and brings the scale of the operation into sharp focus.

Licenced and Experienced UAV Inspection in Ireland

Drone inspections are the future of inspection work, and Drone Services Ireland is leading the way in providing you with this access and service through our custom solutions.

At Drone Services Ireland, we specialise in drone inspection services for commercial and industrial sectors. Aerial drone inspections are safer, faster, and save you money compared to traditional inspection methods. We regularly perform drone inspections in Dublin-controlled airspace and other restricted airspace nationwide.

We are fully insured and licensed by EASA and the Irish Aviation Authority for drone operations. We are also Safe Pass holders, manual handlers, and working at height certificate holders.

An initial phone call or email will allow us to decide on the best way forward; this will likely be an on-site meeting to thoroughly discuss your drone inspection requirements.

Performing a drone inspection in Dublin is complex by the nature of the environment but also often requires Air Traffic Control permission. Most urban areas bring their own challenges in terms of congestion and data privacy. We take care of the regulatory compliance for you.

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Drone Inspection FAQs

Learn more about our Drone inspection services

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What is the best inspection drone?

The best drone depends on what is being inspected. A certain drone for one job might not be suitable for the next one. A drone for building inspection may not be the same as a drone for telecommunication towers. We use drones of all types, from small drones for specific tasks to our largest, the M300 with a very high-powered optical zoom camera.

There is no set price for the inspection process; it depends on many factors. We always price fairly and competitively, but factors such as location, airspace, and ground risk all come into the equation. We have to weigh all these things up. We will perform an initial risk assessment and give you a price. We are confident that what we deliver to our clients is of the highest standard possible in the safest manner.

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV inspection is the use of drones for the purpose of inspecting assets, sites, or structures. This type of inspection is used in a variety of industries; for example, it can be used to inspect power lines, pipelines, bridges, and buildings. The drone will fly over the area that needs to be inspected and take images and videos, which can then be looked at in detail.

It is worthwhile to have regular drone inspections. Regular inspections allow for early detection of problems, which can help save time and money in the long run. By catching any potential issues early, you can take corrective action before they become costly repairs. In addition to this, regular drone inspections are a great way of keeping an eye on your property and making sure it is as safe as possible.

Yes, we can conduct internal inspections. Our indoor inspection drone pilots are highly skilled and experienced in flying drones indoors. We use the latest technology to provide safe and reliable inspection services, including the use of advanced sensors as well as digital imaging for interior spaces. We also provide thermal imaging capabilities on some of our drones, allowing us to detect temperature changes that could indicate potential problems or safety hazards.

The main difference between aerial drone inspections and UAV inspections is that UAVs are able to go into areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. A drone can be used to inspect power lines, for example, but a UAV can inspect internal components such as engines or turbines. UAVs also have the ability to fly in confined spaces, allowing them to capture detailed imagery of hard-to-reach areas.

The flight time of commercial drones for drone inspections is determined by the size and type of drone being used. Generally speaking, smaller drones such as DJI Phantom and Mavic drones have a maximum flight time of around 25 minutes, while larger professional-grade drones such as the Matrice 600 Pro can fly for up to 38 minutes on a single battery charge. The actual flight time will also depend on the flight pattern and the payload being carried.