What the Thermal Camera Can Do

It was a balmy 15-degree day in Chicago. That may not seem like much, but five days before it was 40 degrees below zero, and that is seriously cold! Why does this matter? DroneAscent had taken delivery of its latest drone, the Mavic Dual Enterprise. More importantly, it was finally warm enough to fly our Read More

Enhancing Safety and Security with Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or more commonly referenced to as “drones” are being utilized today in a myriad of services. From deliveries, to inspections, to surveys, drones are evolving exponentially in technology which creates more opportunity to deploy drones. One of the fastest growing areas for drones is in safety and security. A Freedonia Group Read More

DroneAscent Adds DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Drone to Fleet

DroneAscent has added the latest technology from DJI and FLIR to better serve our customers; the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Drone.  The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, developed in partnership with thermal imaging industry leader, FLIR Systems, adds several enhancements not readily available on other drones. The Mavic 2 Enterprise includes a side-by-side 4K sensor for Read More

Buy a Drone or Hire A Drone Service?

Many are realizing the benefits of drones compared with traditional means of recording video, taking photos or capturing data, and how they are bringing new capabilities to so many industries.  Once companies determine to use a drone, it can be difficult to determine if they should buy their own drone(s) and hire and train pilots, Read More

Drones Superbly Showcase Real Estate and Construction

There was a time when only those selling luxury properties could afford to incorporate special marketing tactics like drones to showcase a tall or especially beautiful property. Not only is it now easier to get compelling images, provide detail on unique property features, and make impressive virtual tours, incorporating drone photography and video also generates Read More

Drones are Raising the Bar on Bridge Inpsections

Bridges are usually inspected manually for defects, with someone taking notes of damage and the locations of cracks, spalls and delaminations. They must be extremely thorough. New applications create a 3D representation of the targeted bridge, saving time and enabling the recording of  location-specific information of problems. https://www.rdmag.com/article/2018/12/drones-3d-app-could-improve-inspections-aging-bridges Read More

Drones Map Turtle Nesting & Impact of Sea Level Rise

Drones are being used to create accurate 3D maps of coastal areas at a fraction of the cost of other methods. Using drones for conservation efforts is a great method for gaining the data you need without interfering with the wildlife you are studying. https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/drones-help-map-turtle-nesting-sites-to-assess-impact-of-sea-level-rise Read More