Spoiler alert: we're not drone pilots. We're professional engineers who have learned to fly drones really well. If you have a space or asset which needs to be inspected using cutting-edge technology such as LiDAR, 3D video, thermal imaging, or just ultra hi-res photography, you're in the right place.Let's talk
Full disclosure: this is not just photos taken from the sky. Our operators are all experienced, professional engineers who can work to a brief to give you the information you need. Industrial, commercial, agricultural or residential assets. Just tell us what you need to know and we will deliver comprehensive deliverables customised to your precise specifications. Working silently overhead, drones are very safe and require little to no downtime.
A drone survey delivers similar (albeit more accurate) results to a traditional land or property survey. The main difference is that the process is conducted from above using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or 'drone'. Photographing and measuring the terrain from multiple angles, our drones take thousands of highly accurate measurements before tagging the resulting images with coordinates. Using this data, we use specialist software to produce high-resolution maps, geo-referenced orthomosaics or 3D models.
Spoiler alert: we're not drone pilots. We're professional engineers who have learned to fly drones really well. If you're looking for a photo of your garden or a swooshing shot of your wedding reception, we're probably not the right people for you. But if you need an engineer's eyes and brain, combined with next-generation UAV technology and ready-to-roll deliverables, then you've come to the right place.
Detect abnormalities within your assets that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.Find out more
Mitigate the risk factors of traditional confined space inspections, without compromising on quality.Find out more
Capture high-quality imagery of your assets from never before seen vantage points.Find out more
Record incredibly detailed elevation data to aid in ultra-precise measurements and calculations.Find out more
Capture real-world locations and assets digitally, for quicker and more cost-efficient inspections.Find out more
Take accurate stockpile measurements faster and with little to no downtime, at a fraction of the cost.Find out more
Receive instant and actionable cut-and-fill data, without downtime or the risk of human error.Find out more
Scan and monitor large areas of farmland to quickly assess data such as slope variation and sun exposure.
Find and fix air leaks to preserve your building's performance, energy efficiency and air quality.
Find changes and irregularities to coastal landscapes that would otherwise remain invisible.
Find delamination in concrete structures with little to no downtime. Quick, reliable and cost-effective.
Identify and resolve potential problems with electrical distribution equipment before they lead to failure.
Easily locate and isolate any areas of your asset that have been affected by erosion or corrosion.
Using thermography, it's easy to detect gas leaks which are harmful to human health and the environment.
Combined with thermal imaging, easily locate cold spots or poor insulation coverage.
Keep your photovoltaic array running safely and efficiently by finding and fixing issues in your solar cells.
Using LiDAR can locate shortcomings or defects that would otherwise be invisible underwater.
Find and eliminate moisture intrusion to prevent rot and health problems associated with mould and mildew.
The applications of drone inspections in domestic and industrial environments are almost limitless. Ask us what it can do for you.
Typically, the source of water damage, heat loss, cold spots, etc, is not immediately apparent, and can often be totally invisible to the human eye. Using drones equipped with thermal imaging capabilities allows you to uncover these flaws while saving time and money, and avoiding disastrous repercussions.Thermal Imaging
We have state-of-the-art drones which are designed to fly in small, internal spaces where it is difficult, dangerous or costly for humans to gain access. Using cutting-edge technology, these confined space drones will not touch any internal surface, but can give a detailed high-definition view of what can be seen inside.Confined space inspections
Drone inspections are quick, safe and require little to no downtime. What's more, they're highly versatile, with applications across many different industries. Here are just some of the assets which we are now using drones to inspect.
Safer, more cost-efficient, with less downtime
Clearer, faster results without the risks
Monitor coastal assets safely and with more precision
Eliminate safety concerns, save costs and reduce downtime
Instant, actionable data with no downtime
Inspect and maintain energy assets without risk or downtime
Safer and more cost-efficient flare (oil and gas) inspections
Faster, cheaper and more accurate analysis of land
Analyse historical buildings without risk to people or property
Actionable data from a safe distance, with less downtime
Keep production running while collecting instant critical data
Record and document reliable visuals without safety concerns
Endless perspectives, without manned aircrafts or structures
Reduced risk, damage to towers and delays
Monitor status and progress without downtime
Fast, actionable data without the risks of traditional inspections
Instantly usable data via a safer and more cost-effective process
Eliminates downtime and safety concerns, at a fraction of the cost
Add "Wow Factor" to residential and commercial property listings
Safer, more precise data collection at a fraction of the cost
Accurate, safe and instantly actionable data collection
Ensure solar panel efficiency from precise data collection
Safe, precise and instant reports on vessels and infrastructure
Get actionable data on quality and operational health
Assess damage quickly and with pinpoint accuracy
Get fast, usable data from a safe distance
Get critical data on cell and telecommunication infrastructure
Instantly view complex structures, keeping risks to a minimum
Critical, pinpoint details with none of the risk
A more cost- and time-effective way to receive critical data
We take emails, phone calls, messages, everything! If you are unsure of what's possible we are happy to advise, the most important thing is to get in touch. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
With drones, it's best to begin where you want to end up. What sort of deliverable would you like when it's all finished? If you are not sure then we can advise. We can look at what you would like and work backwards from there.
Once we have agreed on what is to be done, the scope of work is set and a price is agreed upon. We feel it is vital that everyone knows what they are getting and what they are paying for it. There should be no confusion.
Once we have confirmation you are happy to proceed, we start the ball rolling. We organise things like RAMS, site permits, Air Traffic Control clearance and much more. Basically, we generate everything needed to turn up on-site with all our ducks in a row.
Next, we do the work on site. We have the gear, we have the know-how, so now it's time to get the job done. This can sometimes be affected by the weather, but for the most part, we get the job done on the date specified.
This is where we take what we generated in the field and turn it into a final deliverable for you. This can be anything from the raw data itself, to fully processed Orthophotos, condition reports, CAD line work or thermal imagery.
The final step is the handover of the deliverables. We tend to use a cloud-based service, so you can access your data anywhere. We can also tie into your existing systems if that is more convenient.
We purchase the latest drones as they come on the market to ensure you are getting the highest quality service from us at all times. Here is a quick look at what we would be most likely to use for a typical drone inspections inspection.
Our flagship drone: The M300 RTK by DJI is the premier enterprise-level inspection drone on the market. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, lots of built-in redundancy, and a host of payloads to choose from, this is our go-to UAV for inspection work. When coupled with the Zenmuse H20T camera, it is capable of safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.
The workhorse of the drone industry. Widely considered to be one of the best drones ever made, the P4P comes alive when coupled with a 20mp camera. If high-quality photos and videos are what you need, this is the drone for you.
Combined with our flagship drone platform DJI M300 RTK, the DJI Zenmuse P1 camera enables photogrammetry and 3D modelling of the highest standard. There are also interchangeable fixed-focus lenses, on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal, that provide robust versatility to help create stunning 2D, 3D detailed models.
LiDAR for everyone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR payload features an integrated Livox LiDAR module and a 20mp camera. This combination makes for an excellent all-round package. Covering up to 2km² in a single flight, the L1 carries a highly efficient payload.
The DJI D-RTK 2 mobile base station helps make accuracy easy. This GNSS receiver supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and GALILEO signals, allowing for centimetre-level positioning. The integrated IMUs monitor movements and calibrate tilt sensors to minimize risks.
Engineers With Drones is the first company in Ireland to hold the new EASA Specific Category authorisation. We are authorised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations in both urban and rural environments. Total transparency: our Specific Category Authorisation Number is IRL.UAS.AUTH1002.
All of our operations are insured in the EU and globally. We hold €6.5m public and product liability, €13m employer's liability and €1.3m professional indemnity (base level, coverage raised as required).
We are more than just drone pilots. If you're looking for overhead footage of your wedding reception, we're probably not right for you. Our backgrounds and our primary qualifications are in engineering, and it's here that we think we add the most value. We know what we're looking for, and we know how to find it. If you have a technical engineering problem that a drone can solve, we can understand you. Tell us what you need to see or find out, and our engineers will use their drone piloting skills to make it happen.
Yes. We're a local Irish company, and that's how we can respond so quickly to the needs of our Irish clients. We can be with you in next to no time, with the right equipment and certifications to operate them, whatever your location.
A deliverable is a product or service created as part of a project and intended for client delivery. For example, a collection of images, a 3D model or a video created by Engineers with Drones and given to the asset/industry professional.
LIDAR is a form of 3D imaging which offers a crystal-clear view of objects, areas and terrains which can otherwise be difficult to reach or visualise. It works by sending a laser beam back and forth (like radar does with sound). It does this thousands of times to produce a highly accurate visual representation of any surface or shape, even through dense vegetation. More about LIDAR...
Orthomosaic imagery consists of a series of images that have been stitched together and adjusted for perspective, lens distortion, camera tilt, and shifts in the elevation of the earth's surface. The resultant map is a cutting-edge measuring tool for precise scale and distance readings. Put simply, it's like Google Earth but with much greater clarity.
Thermal imaging, also known as thermography, is a technique that uses heat energy and infrared radiation to record information of objects and produce visual representations, even in low-light conditions. Warmer spots glow red/orange. Cold spots appear green/blue. More about thermal imaging...
UHD or Ultra High Definition signifies that a camera's resolution is 3840x2160 pixels. This is exactly four time higher than high definition cameras (1920x1080 pixels), and so UHD is often also know as 4K. More about drone photography...