The launch of the Mavic 2 Enterprise has industry veterans excited about the prospects for this powerful little device. Based on the recently launched Mavic 2 Zoom, the Enterprise edition comes with a host of upgrades making it suitable for a range of commercial applications.
Up until now the Mavic and Mavic 2 have been deployed in commercial environments, despite being classified as consumer drones. This means they are missing some of the features of a true commercial drone such as advanced collision avoidance found on the more capable Matrice 200 Series.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise edition aims to solve that problem by providing true enterprise capabilities in the compact and affordable Mavic frame. This opens up new opportunities for organisations large and small to deploy drones in their environment. To help you understand the capabilities of this new device, let’s take a look at a few real-world Mavic 2 Enterprise commercial applications.
Search and rescue
Search and rescue teams require a unique set of tools to do a dangerous job in difficult circumstances. Up until now, most search and rescue teams have been using drones such as the Matrice M200 series fitted with Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging equipment.
The M2E is a lower cost alternative and is equally as effective. Rescue teams have access to a powerful platform which can provide support in the following scenarios:
All weather search and rescue: With its high powered 2,400 lumens spotlight and APAS collision avoidance system, the Mavic 2 Enterprise is the perfect drone for search and rescue. The Mavic 2 frame is compact enough to be carried in a backpack, while the self-heating batteries allow for the drone to be deployed when other drones would remain grounded.
Help prevent disaster: The loudspeaker, which can play up to 10 pre-recorded messages, could be used to locate lost individuals or warn fell walkers they’re approaching adverse weather. There is no limit to the types of messages which could be relayed by the drone. Up to 10 messages can be stored and new ones can be recorded at any time.
The use of drones is becoming more and more prominent in the fire service. The introduction of the Mavic 2 Enterprise is going to allow more and more fire services to benefit from drone support.
Communicate with casualties: From a firefighter’s perspective, one of the most appealing features of the Mavic 2 Enterprise is the loudspeaker which can be used to communicate with people trapped on the upper floors of high-rise buildings. Traditionally, there is little way to contact such people who often have to wait for firefighters to reach the affected floor before they receive assistance.
Police need a drone which is quick and easy to deploy, that’s where the Mavic 2 Enterprise comes into play. It’s a compact drone, which is just 91mm wide when folded, is small enough to fit into any patrol car. What’s more, it comes as standard with a range of accessories that law enforcement officers can use to aid their often difficult task. The following examples highlight the effectiveness of the drone for law enforcement:
Search buildings safely: When fitted with prop cages, the Mavic 2 can be used to access rooms, vehicles and other obstructions without risking the lives of officers. The powerful spotlight can also be used to search for suspects who may be hiding within the property or vehicle. All this can be done from a safe distance using GPS timestamped footage which can later be used as evidence in court.
Help bring hostage situations to a close: Hostage situations are some of the most difficult situations police officers have to deal with. So anything that makes the process easier to manage will be welcomed by officers. By deploying the Mavic 2 Enterprise, officers can gain valuable intelligence into the layout of the building.
Find hidden suspects: Suspects often attempt to hide from the police which results in dog teams or helicopters being called in for assistance. But the Mavic 2 drone could be deployed in such situations to help find hidden suspects quickly. The 12-megapixel camera and 2,400 lumens spotlight will come in handy here. While the GPS timestamped footage can later be used in court if necessary.
Crowd monitoring: Crowd monitoring is a tough task made all the more difficult at night. The high powered 12-megapixel camera with zoom on the Mavic 2 Enterprise is well suited to crowd monitoring applications. Once fitted with the Anti-Collision beacon accessory, the drone can safely be operated in collaboration with other aircraft such as conventional helicopters to provide a 360º view of the area.
So far we have concentrated on law enforcement and the emergency services, but the use of the Mavic 2 Enterprise isn’t limited to these applications. A range of other industries could also benefit. Chief of those are the utility industries who need to regularly inspect and monitor electricity grids, gas pipelines and sewage systems.
Building inspection: Building engineers often have to inspect hard to reach areas which often means hiring and assembling scaffolding or climbing ladders. This is both time consuming and dangerous. By using the spotlight with the high definition camera, building inspectors can quickly gain access to those hard to reach places to gain the necessary information.
Pipeline inspection: Infrastructure engineers can often be found down sewers inspecting pipe and brickwork. This is a dirty and dangerous task which is perfectly suited for drones. When fitted with prop cages, the Mavic 2 Enterprise can be safely flown along pipework to quickly gather information for the inspection report. The exact location of any leaks can also be established using this method, saving both time and money.
Wind turbine blade inspection: Traditionally, wind turbine blades are inspected by ground-based cameras or rope teams. While both these methods are valid ways of monitoring blade damage, they are not necessarily the most productive. By using the high definition camera of the Mavic 2 Enterprise, the leading edge of the blades could be inspected quickly. This will highlight any damage that needs to be rectified and helps maintenance teams plan their schedules more effectively.
Photography and videography
Photographers and videographers were one of the first professionals to make use of drone technology. However, up until now, they have mostly been used for exterior shots. Using the high-powered spotlight on the Mavic 2 Enterprise means interior shots are now easy to create.
Real estate videography: Real estate photographers can create stunning interior shots of properties using just the drone and spotlight. This reduces the need for tripods, sliders and lighting equipment, while setup time is also greatly reduced. This allows them to create better shots, complete jobs sooner and reduce equipment costs.
Nature videography: As any photographer knows, changing light conditions create opportunities for stunning photography. But using traditional drone technology, these are difficult moments to take advantage of. But with the spotlight on the Mavic 2 Enterprise, photographers can go out and take spectacular shots of sunsets, sunrises and more.
Finally, this one is a little off the wall, but it certainly highlights how drones can be used to help map and explore the world around us. There is not much of our planet left to discover, but one area which is definitely underexplored is the ground underneath our feet.
Cave exploration: There are many thousands of miles of cave systems left undiscovered, mostly because they are too dangerous to venture into. But by using a compact Mavic 2 Enterprise, equipped with propeller cages, a high definition camera and 2,400-lumen spotlight, they won’t remain undiscovered for long. Hundreds of miles of cave systems could be explored and mapped this way without risking lives.
The above scenarios highlight just a few of the applications we can think of for the new Mavic 2 Enterprise drone. But we have surely only scratched the surface of this drone’s capabilities.
If you think you can make use of the new Mavic 2 Enterprise in your business or would like more information about this powerful little drone, contact the drone experts at COPTRZ. As one of the largest commercial drone providers in the UK, we have the knowledge and skills your business needs to deploy drones effectively.