ZenaDrone: Earlier this June, Amazon announced that its drone delivery service, known as Prime Air. Will finally take flight this year, at least in a few small markets. Images of cardboard boxes and grocery bags dropping onto doorsteps from above have grabbed the media’s attention. But drones are already servicing many industries that permanently lost workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Few, however, have found drones so useful as property managers.
One example of these drones is the ZenaDrone 1000, which has become something of a hero in the property management industry. This industry still relies on multiple human interactions to address challenges. One call to diagnose the issue and at least one more to fix it. Explains Shaun Passley, ZenaDrone’s founder and CEO. “The ZenaDrone 1000 is an intelligent drone for commercial, industrial, and agricultural use. It’s integrated with machine learning software and artificial intelligence for precise navigation. It can be customized for any type of use with detachable components. Better yet, the harder it works, the more it learns. And unlike a service person, it never forgets.”
3D Rendering and Property Tours
When drones first became available, some of the first adopters were realtors and builders. “Suddenly, a property could be captured from any angle in high-definition photographs or video,” Passley says. The 1000 ups the game with the latest technologies, including multispectral sensors, high-definition cameras. Alos machine learning software to create 3D maps and capture accurate aerial data on lands and terrains.
In addition, according to Passley, the 1000 can monitor and measure land for large-scale development projects, while its durable hardware components make it capable of performing critical tasks that used to require boots on the ground, such as property tours.
Geo-tagging & Marking
Last year, a record amount of land was purchased for commercial development in no small part due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the labor force actually shrank.
“This is where drones come to the rescue,” says Passley. “Whether tearing down an existing structure or starting from scratch, the 1000 captures high-resolution aerial images of any property, no matter how rugged or remote.”
Users can subsequently transfer these images into data with coordinates and terrain features. Third-party software can then utilize the data in order to analyze the location for infrastructure projects.
Precise Surveying and Measurements in Property Management
With clogged supply chains drawing out lead times and substantially increasing costs, saving time on planning has never been more essential to project managers. These professionals need a tool that can not only work quickly, but more importantly, they need to get it right the first time.
“The 1000 provides accurate and authentic data when surveying lands because it captures high-quality images in a short period of time, thanks to its ability to fly at tremendous speeds and for extended periods of time,” remarks Passley. “This saves substantial human capital and allows several construction projects to progress simultaneously, boosting profits and saving costs.”
Remote Sensing of Properties
Of course, there is more to a property than its surface and gradations. Because every property has unique aspects that affect its development, multispectral sensors embedded into the ZenaDrone 1000 can monitor and measure thermal heat, lighting, and depth of objects along its navigational path. This helps property developers design and build structures suitable to specific topography and locations, eliminating guesswork and expensive redos. As Passley explains, he considers this integrated sensor capability to be ZenaDrone’s “killer app,” as it allows industries to reduce overhead costs when surveying and managing real properties.
Height and Depth Measurement
For existing structures, including those that service a main property and may not be movable (e.g. utility boxes, switching stations, etc.), the 1000 can measure heights and depths accurately. These measurements help field technicians make better decisions when repairing and maintaining industrial structures, including towering buildings, manufacturing plants, or power grids.
Best of all, state-of-the-art drones like the 1000 are — figuratively and often literally — based in the clouds. “Data is available in real time and never lost. Select data points can be share with insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, utilities, you name it,” adds Passley. “Think of a shared map that ultimately drives future advances in AI, a kind of Google or Apple Maps on steroids, all thanks to an army of clean, rechargeable, and semi-autonomous drones. Maybe someday they’ll even deliver your lunch, too.”