Analyzing the drone data can help plan for improved infrastructure as your industry grows.
Money is saved in labor costs and also earned in an increased number of inspections. Under the right circumstances, a drone pilot can inspect 2-3 cell towers daily. Drone cell tower inspections reduce the time it takes to inspect miles and multiple locations of cell towers from weeks to hours.
Drone inspections can quickly identify the need for repairs, thus scheduling maintenance faster. The inspector can see the data in real-time, allowing for on-the-fly decisions and actions to take before the inspection is even over.
Drones can help to analyze vegetation growth that could be hazardous to the cell tower and cause disruptions.
Gone are the days when an inspector is required to climb the cell tower to collect data. The drone removes those climbing risks and allows you to stay safe on the ground preventing work-related injuries or dropping equipment or tools needed to complete the inspection. The outcome is informative, high resolution images for your records.
Inspectors can focus more on the quality of inspection safely from the ground. They can inspect other aspects of the cell tower that were once looked over, such as the generators, transformers and meters. Drones can identify loose bolts or rust that could be hazardous. They can see the ground site of the tower to determine if maintenance or cleanup is needed.
Drones collect and store data in real-time that can be referenced for future purposes rather than relying on the memory of an inspector.