Drones are classified into six categories: the target and lure, surveying, combat, logistics, research and development, and civil and commercial. Before rising to fame among people, they were used by the military to carry weapons for airstrikes and to go where people could not go. Now, with better technology and more affordability, drones are something we see in daily life. Some of the common uses of today’s drones are:
Anyone who knows photography, knows that different angles show different stories in a picture. A drone takes a bird’s eye view picture. Today, photography drones can be hired to take pictures for advertisement purposes. Moreover, they can be used to capture videos of events like weddings or even a public holiday where many people are involved. Music video and movie directors use them a lot.
A student-designed an "ambulance drone" to help people who suffer from cardiac arrest. How? It is equipped with a built-in defibrillator and on-board camera and microphone to allow a medic to operate it remotely. It can also give instructions to bystanders near the victim, making them remote paramedics. It also helps to locate lost hikers and the less fortunate with food and medicine as help is on the way. This has been an invaluable tool for rescue operations today.
Drone can be used as security. A hexacopter equipped with a sophisticated autopilot is perfect for these kinds of jobs. Notably, the autopilot consists tracking and facial recognition system that can identify and track human threats. When one uses it at home, it can warn an intruder and if they refuse to comply it can contact authorities for help. Other uses of the drone are transportation, sports, spying, fishing, hunting, inspections and shipping.
In this case, a pilot can be a third party who handles the drone remotely. The pilot should have certification standards according to the law of the area one lives. Also, if the scope of work may go beyond the allowable limits of the stated rules, find out if the operator has the appropriate law waiver. In case there is an accident, then the company will deal with the damage.
The owner could be a third party for he or she has an insurance coverage both in amount and coverage of a drone related claim. The customer as the third party know and follow the law before asking for assistance. For instance, if they wanted a picture of the runway to the airport, then they should get notice requirements for those on the flight path to avoid accidents. Know the contractor by inquiring about flight history and experience, training on drone flying, business history, and their policies for collection and retention of data from the operation.
Different cities, towns, and countries have their laws and policies. If at all the drone should be used, read and understand them by researching or inquiring about them from the authority in charge. There also many uses of drones that are not safe or secure. Just use them wisely to avoid trouble.