DRONE-BASED DATA CAPTURE

& TURNKEY INSPECTION FOR ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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Leading Utilities & Service Companies Trust UAV Recon to Ensure Grid Reliability

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UAV Recon Has You Covered

From flight to final report

Pilots With Industry Expertise

Anyone can fly a drone, but few people really understand aerial operations. UAV Recon Pilots are trained to the highest level of safety and operational efficiency. Our Chief Pilot is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with 3,300+ flight hours, a Part 61 Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot, and an AUVSI Level 3 Trusted Operator. He’s also trained 200+ pilots to successful completion of their FAA Part 107 Certifications. In summary, we understand aerial safety and operations better than most.

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Data Capture

Transmission & Distribution

(4kV to 345+kV)

From the smallest distribution lines through interstate transmission structures, UAV Recon uses advanced technology to capture high-resolution visual data around components, structures and vegetation encroachment. Standard service offerings include a camera quality of 20 Megapixels and 4K videos with a 77° Field Of View.

Thermal Data Capture

& Substations

(Customer, Distribution & System-level)

UAV Recon capabilities include thermal sensing for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Our certified electrical thermographers deliver inspections that meet ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189. UAV Recon is also licensed to fly at night.

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Validated Analysis & Inspection

100+ Certified Journeymen Linemen

UAV Recon's network of certified journeymen linemen has expertise across electrical lines from 4kV to 345+kV. From structure damage to component-level wear and tear, our linemen identify & diagnose defects for criticality & repair requirements including parts and labor hours.

Natural Disaster: Rapid Response

During natural disasters, response time is critical. Traditional data capture and inspection methods fail to provide stakeholders with immediate actionable data. While faster than ground-based data collection, traditional UAV-based inspection requires post-processing that can take hours or even days. For that reason, UAV Recon is a certified enterprise-level NAR customer. With NAR, UAV Recon delivers real-time natural disaster & damage assessment reports. In recent flooding events, UAV Recon delivered assessment reports in under 30 minutes. 

Reporting Dashboard

Managing and hosting tens of thousands of drone images is a complex task. UAV Recon leverages VOLT software to securely organize, host and share data seamlessly including inspection reports, advisories, bill of materials (BOM), criticality rating, labor hours and cost estimates.

World Class GIS Integration Services

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Flying Drones Yourself? Check the tools we use to inspect 100+ poles a day and generate real-time natural disaster reports

 
 
 
 
 
 

UAV Recon by the Numbers

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25K+

Structures Inspected

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2M+

Images Processed

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45+

Years of Experience 

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100%

Safety Record

 

UAV Recon Footprint

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Not Enough Time or Linemen to Get All of Your Inspections Completed?

Get started with our guide

In this guide you will learn about: 

  • Benefits of drones/UAVs

  • Drones vs traditional data collection options

  • Cooperatives & Municipalities using Drones

  • Safety and the Value of Experienced Pilots

  • Special Offers and more

 

Utilities and Private Customers Across the USA trust UAV Recon

"I am a former lineman of 12 years and I’ve personally seen the value... UAV Recon allows you to inspect lines with as little exposure as possible to your employees or customers...  [their] pilots fly the line and upload the images... [then] make it useful to the utility via the largest network of journeyman inspectors in the country."

"We flew 268 miles of our 69kV backbone and that was turned around in 10 days, it is crazy fast. That sort of time certainly justifies the expense and is very cost-effective, far more cost-effective than we could do with our own resources."

Jason F., Certified Journeymen Linemen

Curtis K., General Manager - Southwest Public Power District

"The amount of work that was produced… especially during this pandemic, was truly impressive. The project was a success and the information we gained from it is invaluable."

"Our utility and engineering clients have been very satisfied with the high quality of your analysis and reporting. Your team is easy to work with and delivers actionable data fast."

Don C., President Air Data Solutions

Roger G., COO, Gunnison County Electric Association

 
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See For Yourself

Data Samples

 

Meet The Team

Mothusi Pahl

President

Mothusi started working in public infrastructure and muni finance in 2001. He managed O&M teams responsible for private customer powergen & local infrastructure (115kV line) and later led DSM technology introduction for an electric utility with over 2 million customers.

Charlie El Khoury

Director of Marketing

Charlie has been building drone systems and inspection software applications for 7+ years. He was co-founder & CEO of NAR, the 1st

real-time drone data management and reporting app for infrastructure inspection. He leads product development and marketing initiatives.

Chad Gatherer

VP of Operations

Chad is a USAF Veteran with over 18 years of experience in aviation, training, program management, and government contracting. He has an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate with over 3,300 flight hours.

 

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Flying Drones Yourself?

Automate Your Data Management & Analysis with VOLT

Drones generate tons of data. UAV Recon uses VOLT software and on-demand linemen to rapidly inspect images and complex structures. Typical VOLT reports contain advisories, locations, repair recommendations, costs & Bill of Material (BOM). With 2M+ images processed, VOLT is the most efficient data management and analysis option for turnkey electrical infrastructure inspection. You can use VOLT too! (UAV Recon is an authorized re-seller and trainer for VOLT software.)

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Deliver Real-Time Natural Disaster & Damage Assessment Reports with NAR

In emergency response situations, time is critical. Drones are fast, but unfortunately traditional drone data management & reporting tools can require days of processing. NAR is the first drone application that enables real-time natural disaster and damage assessment reports – as soon as the drone lands. Internationally recognized for excellence, NAR is the global standard for real-time emergency assessment and reporting. Now you can use NAR too! (UAV Recon is an authorized re-seller and trainer for NAR drone software.)