To legally begin offering commercial drone inspection services and aerial photography and video services, several State and Federal regulations and requirements must be followed and adhered to.
For these reasons, there are not many home inspection companies in existence today that are both qualified AND FAA part 107 certificated, and able to legally perform commercial drone inspections in the United States.
This is why we at SPS Inspections are so very proud to begin offering our clients the option of drone inspections and unmanned aerial vehicle photography services!
Requirements to Offer Inspection Services With an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – the FAA requires:
- You must pass the federal drone license test, which is given only at a certified and accredited testing center (find a faa part 107 test center near me).
- You must register your small uas with the faa before beginning operating the drone commercially (faa drone registration information and login).
- You must display the drone registration number on your uas (unmanned aircraft system, aka a drone).
- You must adhere to all local and federal flight regulations while operating the drone.
SPS Inspections now offers a variety of services requiring a commercial drone pilot from drone-assisted roof inspections down to drone-assisted crawlspace inspections (when enough space is provided). Drone inspections can drastically minimize the time to settle an insurance claim compared to more conventional inspection methods.
Insurers who use drone imagery in their building inspections see inspection timelines resolved within 2-3 days compared to 10-15 days with those utilizing typical approaches. The savings in time allow insurance companies to reduce overall expenditures and pass those savings on to you.
Drone inspection services likewise significantly reduce the risk included with standard roofing inspections. Rather than having to climb on and walk the roof, drone inspections allow you to safely obtain the data required, without having the threat of injury that comes with typical roofing system inspections.At SPS Inspections, we employ a DJI MAVIC AIR 2 drone with a 48-megapixel camera and 8k hyperlapse capabilities and 60fps 4k hdr video recording, 34 minutes of battery life, and 3-dimensional obstacle avoidance, capturing some of the clearest aerial photographs possible of what you need.
Extra batteries allow for even longer flight time to get the images you need! Aerial images and solutions from stunning 4k high definition real estate pictures and video to large-scale property mapping and surveying operations, contact SPS Inspections today to discuss your aerial photography needs with a licensed and certified remote UAS pilot.