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Drones are revolutionising the way government bodies operate, offering a new paradigm for enhanced safety, improved efficiency, and robust security. From natural resource management to emergency response, drones are becoming an integral part of government operations.

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Elevate your team's ability to manage risks and hazards during crucial operations with the aid of aerial robotic instruments. Drones offer a new layer of safety in scenarios ranging from emergency response to crowd management.


Maximise time and resources by utilising aerial data to refine existing processes. In sectors like urban development and housing projects, drones offer a fast and accurate way to gather essential information, improving operational efficiency.


Equip your community with cutting-edge drone technology that delivers both security and ease of use. From crime deterrence to crowd and transport management, drones provide a fortified layer of security, enhancing community safety.

The role of drones in government bodies

Drones are increasingly becoming an indispensable tool for government agencies, offering a versatile range of applications that go beyond traditional methods.

In the realm of public safety, drones are used for crowd monitoring, search and rescue missions, and emergency response, providing real-time data that helps in quick decision-making. They also play a significant role in urban planning and housing development, where aerial imagery aids in site analysis and construction monitoring.

Furthermore, drones are employed for infrastructure inspections, such as examining the condition of bridges, roads, and public utilities, thereby ensuring compliance and maintenance.

On the security front, drones offer enhanced surveillance capabilities for border control and crime prevention. Overall, drones are revolutionising how government agencies operate, making them more efficient, secure, and responsive to community needs.

Popular Applications

thermal roof inspection


Drones offer a cost-effective and safer alternative for building inspections, potentially saving authorities both time and money. They eliminate the need for scaffolding and manual surveys, reducing health and safety risks while accelerating project timelines.


Utilising drone technology for housing development allows for rapid site identification and analysis through photogrammetry. This speeds up data collection and processing, leading to quicker project deliverables and shorter development cycles.

event management


For organising and overseeing large-scale events, drones offer real-time analytics that are invaluable for planning and security. They can map event sites, monitor crowd distribution, and provide security surveillance, all while capturing memorable moments from unique angles.

crop damage assessment


Drones offer an efficient way to monitor environmental changes, from tracking wildlife to assessing deforestation rates. They provide accurate, real-time data that helps in making informed decisions for conservation efforts and policy-making.

How are local councils using drones?

Local councils are responsible for delivering over 800 services, with duties ranging from waste management to social care.

This webinar investigates how local councils can take advantage of drone technology to provide both competent and cost-efficient services.

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Currently a very small quantity of councils have adopted and begun utilising drone technology, with numbers estimated to be under 25 out of the 333 in England.

Early adopters include Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council who trialled a scheme in the summer of 2021 that aimed to tackle litter using the technology. Additionally, Surrey council have partnered with Amey to track fly-tipping in the local area.

In Scotland, several councils have partnered with a company called Viewpoint Films, for the aerial inspections of their property portfolios. This initiative began as part of the HEEPs programme set out by Scottish Housing Quality Standard. The company have surveyed over 600 houses by air, saving local authorities over £4.5 million.

One of the biggest advantages of including drones within your road maintenance regime is that they can survey and record a huge area of the transport network from overhead in just a fraction of the time taken by traditional ground-based teams.

Advancements in drone camera technology mean users can rely on detailed images – accurate to within 5mm – taken from overhead and it’s allowed them to break new ground.

For the council, the pilot represents an “exciting opportunity” which will provide a greater understanding of roads and other assets. Prior to having this information at their fingertips, the council relied on reports submitted by road users online.

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Roofs have long been ignored by property owners and managers due to the high costs associated with traditional methods. Drone roof inspections cast aside the need for scaffolding and long man-hours, providing clients with faster deliverables at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, drone technology can provide more in-depth analysis due to the incorporation of thermal cameras, LiDAR or photogrammetry capabilities.

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Drones have proven to be dynamic tools for commercial uses, providing users with large strides in efficiency and safety. Surveying operations are a prime example.

Photogrammetry is one of the predominant methods of land survey, whereby drones fly over vast areas of land, taking thousands of pictures which are later stitched together to create models of the site. The end result is scaled 3D representation of the site.

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One of main use cases for drones that is being experimented with by local authorities is road maintenance.

Automated drones are able to fly along pre-planned points and mapping where there are pot holes using LiDAR and RTK technology.

Where humans are involved, human error can occur. When surveying discrepancies occur, it’s often due to carelessness, miscommunication, and/or fatigue.

By adopting drones for surveying, this danger can be eliminated. This is because there is no need for data entry. The smart software simply (and instantly) extracts the information it needs from images – including geo-tags to build models.

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