Infrared cameras cannot see through walls as they measure the heat reflected from the object that is in the front. However, as you can see in the image above of a person hiding behind a tree, under certain circumstances they can reveal things that are hidden to the naked eye. Couple this with the drone’s ability to reach otherwise inaccessible locations, this can be a powerful tool for both search and diagnosis.
Experts can make judgments regarding the operation of electrical or industrial elements using infrared thermal imaging – either through a single image or through a sequence of images taken over time for comparison purposes. Previously this would have been possible through the use of infrared thermometers which are brilliant at taking a reading at a single point. However, a thermal imaging camera, particularly when attached to a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle, can quickly scan large areas from hard or impossible to reach viewpoints.
Pretty much everything that uses power gets hot before it fails and infrared thermography already has a track record in offering predictive or preventative maintenance opportunities. Being able to spot potential problems before they reach the point of failure can be a huge asset and cost saving tool to many businesses.
Drone Media Imaging and Thermal Photography
Drone Media Imaging can offer both the team, equipment and software to offer a comprehensive thermal image capture process, even in complex environments and throughout the UK. Find out more about the services that we offer here.