Christopher Smith is a former NASA inspector and certified drone pilot whose work has him conducting a wide range of commercial drone inspections, such as forestland properties, solar panels, stock pond health analysis and more.
Because his work can be hazardous—often requiring that he access and work in remote, difficult-to-reach areas—Chris needed a drone solution that went beyond what traditional inspection methods could offer him, and which could carry out thermal and visual aerial inspections safely and efficiently.
With Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal, Chris’ work is not only easier, but also much safer. And though there are many drones to choose from, Chris found Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal best suited his inspection needs.
“The Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal drone is a prefect mix of agility, stability and reliability for aerial thermography,” said Chris.
But the benefits don’t stop there. As Chris explains, Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal’s ease-of-use, including the facility with which he can transport the drone in difficult and rugged environments, also played a factor in why he chose this Parrot quadcopter over other solutions.
“The best feature of Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal is that you can obtain the desired information safely and quickly. The reduced time to achieve results and eliminate risks to human inspectors that are otherwise performing the same tasks is an enormous benefit to the workflow.”
In addition to meeting his own exacting needs, Chris is very impressed with how Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal has helped his clients, too. In fact, Chris is quick to point out just how important the drone solution has been to complete his work with greater speed and accuracy, something he says his clients really appreciate.
“My clients enjoy seeing me work with Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal and appreciate its ability to easily gather all the visual information they require,” says Chris. “From aerial imagery to thermal analysis, my clients realize the benefits of employing drone technology and have noticed that it saves time and eliminates risks to human safety.”
As for what lies ahead, Chris is certain that drones are here to stay and, will in fact, become an even more essential tool for pilots like himself.
“Drones are a valuable method of inspection and the future will integrate more of this technology. Too many aspects of the inspection services are unsafe, which is why an aerial option is almost priceless.”