Whether electricity, water or natural gas, today’s utility companies are responsible for maintaining massive networks of equipment and infrastructure. Regular inspection and maintenance of these assets is critical for ensuring compliance and reliable service, but can be extremely time and resource intensive and can often put workers in harm's way. And when disaster strikes, every minute can mean massive service outages, and millions in lost revenue. With Cape-enabled drones in the hands of the right subject matter experts, asset inspection and emergency response is faster, easier, and safer than ever before.
Enable Efficient, Effective Asset Inspection
With Cape-enabled drones, the time and resources required for utility companies to conduct routine asset inspection is diminished. Field teams can quickly deploy drones and easily navigate to hard to reach locations. And when expert eyes are needed, drone pilots can enable remote drones operations from anywhere in the world, getting expert eyes on the scene, saving critical time and money.
Reduce Response Times
Even with regular inspections, incidents happen. When an alarm is triggered, drones can act as first responders to quickly assess a scene, getting situational awareness in a matter of minutes. With real-time visibility, companies can more accurately determine resource needs and quickly put action plans into place to prevent major service disruptions.
Improve Worker Safety
From routine infrastructure inspection and maintenance to incident response, many of the industry’s most critical activities often put worker safety at risk. With the use of remotely operated drones, companies not only benefit from improved efficiency, but keep teams out of harm’s way. Ongoing tower and equipment inspections are traditionally highly-manual, time-consuming, and resource intensive tasks, and are often dangerous for the workers conducting them. Remote operations eliminates the need for field workers to physically inspect faulty power lines to identify an issue.