Frequently Asked Questions
The Three R's:
- Reduce Risk
- Reduce Time
- Reduce Costs
Using a drone will reduce the risk to your workforce by removing the requirement for personnel being in hazardous environments, it will expedite the inspection process by reducing the disruption of productivity, and can reduce costs through the potential reduction in insurance premiums, and have your assets inspected and back operational quicker than using existing procedures.
You will also have the added benefit of a permanent record provided from the drone footage.
Every mission is unique due to the complexity, location, associated risks, duration, deliverables, and asset value. However, during the initial discussion of your requirements, we may establish the cost-savings against the current maintenance/inspection costs you are currently experiencing. Check out this link with a great example of the cost savings that can be achieved. Apply this to your industry.
From your initial enquiry to performing the mission there are many stages that we will go through together to ensure the deliverables that you have requested are provided. The first stage will be discussing your requirements, from which we will conduct a desk-top study to establish the complexities and feasibility of your request. On agreement from yourselves, we will then progress through each stage to the day of the mission, keeping you informed every step of the way.
This is a great question and we firmly stand by a minimum of five business days. This is because of the large amount of effort that is required to ensure that all parties are satisfied with the stages that are needed to provide your deliverables. Risk Assessments need to be produced and agreed upon, suitable insurance cover needs to be in place, contracts need to be exchanged, a technical site survey may be required due to the complexities of the task at hand, and the weather may not be suitable at your preferred date. There are so many variables when planning the mission that we advise against trying to push the boundaries.
Yes - The footage is streamed in real-time to the pilot’s remote controller. You will see what the camera on the drone is capturing on an extra monitor or a headset that we provide. By doing so, you can confirm that the shots/video that you are paying for is correct.
Our drone of choice is the Flyability Elios 2. Flying beyond visual line of sight.
The Elios 2’s payload comes with:
- A 4K Ultra HD camera
- A FLIR thermal camera
- LED lighting with 10,000 lumens
This amazing drone has been designed and manufactured with the sole intention of performing indoor inspections. You can check out the specs and watch a short video on our Drones page. https://paragondrones.co.uk/drones/
Unlike other drone businesses that will attach propellor guards, we have heavily invested in the best equipment to protect your assets and provide you with the best results.
Yes - Our PfCO #9390, was renewed by the CAA and is current until July 2021. You can confirm this by following the link to the CAA site.
Yes - Paragon Drones Ltd has Third Party Public Liability insurance complying with EC 785/2004, which can be increased to £10,000,000 and Professional Indemnity cover up to £5,000,000 per mission.
Yes - We have drone systems and personnel available to perform missions nationally 24/7.
Yes - This can be provided on request.