Save Time, Save money, Save Lives.
At Drone Evolution, we are changing the way that drones are used by adapting to the needs of our clients, their end users and the population at large.
With our national, UK-wide service division, we are able to cover a high number of assets across the country with our fully-qualified pilot team.
The ability to inspect a property or area of land with a drone saves time when compared with erecting scaffolding or bringing work platforms, saves money compared to these same methods and saves lives - keeping employees’ feet on the ground for inspections is always safer than working at height.
In addition, we’re developing best-in-class products. See our SkyWire page to find out more about how we are innovating with a tethering system to keep a drone in the air for hours.
Development of new products and the provision of drone services and consultancy means that Drone Evolution is uniquely placed to support a huge range of sectors and organisations.
Carrying out inspection surveys by drone will become standard practice as industry moves to keep people safer.
This method reduces the need to work at height (still Britain’s biggest workplace killer) and is far quicker AND cheaper than traditional inspection methods such as scaffolding and cherry pickers.
We carry out a range of inspections for a range of different industries - visual surveys with photos and video, 3D modelling, orthomosaic photos, thermal inspections, stockpile and volumetric assessment, building damage surveys, coal tip inspections, utilities asset inspections and more.
Our SkyWire tethered drone system keeps a drone in the air for hours continuously without the need for a battery change.
Allied to traffic monitoring software algorithms, it is now possible to get accurate data, drilled down to traffic type, quickly and easily.
SkyWire is truly mobile as it can be operated directly from a vehicle or from mains power, meaning that the operation can be conducted exactly where it is needed.
Using the latest 3D imaging technology, we can create a Google Street View-style walkthrough of any internal space. The laser scanning camera stitches together panoramic photos to give you a virtual tour of your space to show your asset to clients or space users.
This can help pre-event planning, marketing spaces to prospective clients or allowing space users to see a site without having to travel. Outputs include high resolution photos, video, floor plans, measurements, CAD files (.obj)
Use Cases for Internal Mapping: Commercial and Residential Property Photos, Construction Site Updates, Marketing, Insurance Estimation, Emergency Exit/Security Planning.
One of the original uses for drones in commercial terms, video and photography can provide incredible photos and cinematic video.
Showing your asset in the best possible light, video services by drone are quick and easy to arrange and yield spectacular results.
Drone Evolution is uniquely placed to deliver these services, drawing on their vast experience and the very latest camera technology.
Imagery Features: High quality video up to 4K, photo editing available with Adobe Creative Cloud, professional photographers on hand internally for consultation, SkyWire tethered system appropriate for time-lapse.
Drones typically stay in the air for around 20 minutes before their batteries need to be changed. This can limit their effectiveness for commercial use.
By powering the drone via a tether, attached to a ground station, the drone can stay in the air for extended periods of time. This also limits some risks associated with drones, such as flyaway, ensuring their safe use in areas they may otherwise not be able to be used, such as in extremely built up areas.
At Drone Evolution, we see a bright future for tethering drones for a wide range of commercial use, including security, construction, infrastructure, military and emergency response.
Why Choose Us
We have created a national services model, designed to respond to client needs all over the UK with employed pilots
(no sub-contractors), meaning a consistency of service right across the country.
Clients We've Worked With
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Based in Caerphilly, South Wales, Drone Evolution is focused on bringing benefit through the use of drone technology for both people and organisations. We're clear that as well as saving time and money, using drones can increase safety in the workplace.
Drone Evolution was set up by Clayton Earney (Operations Director), Toby Townrow (Communications Director) and John Young (Technical Director). Together they have amassed years of experience in both the flying of drones and the provisions of services for both corporate and independent clients.
With the backing of the Angels Invest Wales Fund and the Development Bank of Wales, Drone Evolution officially began operations on the 1st of November 2018. Development of new products and the provision of drone services and consultancy means that Drone Evolution is uniquely placed to support a huge range of sectors and organisations.