Northbridge Insurance is proud to partner with The Sky Guys, the largest commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company in Canada. Drones can help reduce operational costs for businesses, while also providing important data to help business owners make more informed decisions about their operations.
Who are The Sky Guys?
Because of the complexity of drone regulation, training, and safety requirements, many businesses run into difficulty when launching their own commercial drone programs. That’s where The Sky Guys come in. They leverage drones to capture, analyze, and report on data for business insight. The Sky Guys offer a number of services to their clients including progress tracking, inspections of live assets, and mapping and surveying.
Using their own patented drones and analytics software, The Sky Guys provide businesses with the tools necessary to perform intensive labor tasks with ease, save thousands in costs, eliminate human risk, and collect better data to make more informed business decisions.
Why do drones make a difference?
Drone technology can help businesses save a lot of time and money.
Drone technology can help businesses save a lot of time and money. Depending on the complexity of the job, a survey or inspection could cost anywhere from $7,500 to $5,000,000. But when using Sky Guy drones, the cost of a similar job could drop to as low as $3,200 to $5,600.
The amount of time saved is also significant. While a conditional survey traditionally takes around 2 days, The Sky Guys can complete one in as little as 2 hours. Who wouldn’t benefit from that kind of drop in cost and time?
Drone technology can cut operational costs and minimize time spent on a task for a variety of industries, including:
Drones are extremely helpful to manufacturing businesses during surveys and inspections. Hard-to-reach assets can be viewed at close range and in most cases the job site can remain fully operational, rather than having to be closed or shutdown. Building inspections using The Sky Guys’ technology are typically much faster than an in-person inspection, and they can gather information on the grounds, walls, doors, rooftop, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and other assets. Daily flights can also be used to audit site conditions, identify hazards, and improve logistic planning.
Drones can also eliminate the need for certain safety protocols, which can be time consuming to acquire. For instance, the Ministry of Labor requires that any facility with a roof height greater than 3m has a Working at Heights certification, Fall Arrest certification, harnesses, tie-offs and so on. But the use of drones removes the need for these certifications.
Technology has helped a lot of industries and farming is no exception. Precision agriculture is a farming management concept that uses drones to measure, observe, and respond to variabilities found in crops. Using drones to observe crops from the air can reveal irrigation problems, soil variation, and even pest and fungal infestations that may not be visible from eye level. They can also take multispectral images, capturing data from the infrared as well as the visual spectrum, which, when combined, creates a view of the crop that highlights differences between healthy and distressed plants-something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Knowing about these problems sooner rather than later can help keep losses low.
Completing a construction project on time and on budget is the name of the game. And the introduction of drones can help ensure that happens. Drones can be used on construction sites to capture footage of areas that can’t be accessed otherwise. They’re also good tools for monitoring whether your construction activity is affecting surrounding properties and for identifying surface contamination. In order to protect yourself from potential warranty issues later on, shots can be taken throughout the construction process for record keeping. All of these measures will only save time and money later on.
Oil and gas firms:
Saving money and keeping employees safe are top priorities for most businesses, including oil and gas firms. Drones are a valuable tool for both. Oil and gas firms can use drones to inspect flare stacks, towers, chimneys, confined spaces, and more. The inspections produce accurate data more frequently than traditional means, and at a much lower risk. Drones can also be used to monitor oil and gas processing and storage facilities, as well as inspect normally unmanned installation platforms. These inspections can help cut costs without compromising the integrity of the data. Drones offer it all: a safer, more cost-effective solution with quicker turnarounds.
Perks for Northbridge customers
Northbridge customers will receive 35 per cent off all of The Sky Guys’ services.
While drones can help you save time and money, we can help you save even more on top of that. Northbridge customers will receive 35 per cent off all of The Sky Guys’ services.
So, for example, say you need a conditional survey performed. Traditionally, that would cost about $7,500 or more. But using Sky Guys drones and technology can knock that price down to $3,150. Add your Northbridge discount on and you’re down to $2,047.50. Best of all, that’s all in addition to the faster turnaround times you’ll see.
Ready to learn more about how The Sky Guys can help your business?
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