Prior to the development of drones, taking photographs or video from the air required the (very expensive) rental of fixed-wing or helicopter aircraft.
With the advent of low-cost drones equipped with high-resolution cameras, taking aerial images is now easily affordable for photographers. Images and video taken from the air offer a perspective that cannot be matched from the ground, and drones can safely operate at much lower altitudes and in more confined spaces than aircraft.
Photographers and filmmakers now routinely use drones to take high-quality images and video from the air, such as of:
- Sporting events
- Real estate
- Weddings and other special events
- Film and TV subjects
Home and commercial security is another area rife with opportunity for a drone business. A drone can capture live video footage of a home intrusion and transmit it to a smartphone, as well as notify the police if required.
Drones can also assist in detecting other threats to property such as fire and water leaks. Live video feeds from drones can be sent to a home or business owner’s mobile device, to a central monitoring facility, or directly to emergency responders.
Search and Rescue
Drones are becoming an indispensable tool in the arsenal of search-and-rescue organizations. Aside from the greatly reduced cost of using drones instead of helicopters for aerial searches, drones are able to fly at night and reach areas where helicopters are unable to travel.
Equipping drones with infrared and/or night vision sensors allows search-and-rescue teams to detect missing individuals by heat emissions as well as visually, and drones can deliver emergency supplies as needed.
Becoming a search-and-rescue drone operator or selling, renting, or equipping search-and-rescue drones has the potential to be highly lucrative while doing good deeds at the same time.
Just To Name A Few!