Kespry, a drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has announced new high-resolution thermal inspection capabilities for commercial property and industrial facilities.
Kespry’s thermal inspection solution is based on radiometric temperature analysis, providing actionable data to people inspecting roofs.
Radiometric analysis means that a specific temperature is displayed for a specific point on a roof. In contrast, non-radiometric thermal drone data simply shows general temperature differences and changes in an area, making it hard to determine whether there is a specific point of damage or concern.
According to the UAV firm, thermal building inspection is critical for organisations looking to reduce investment risk in the $750 (£570) billion combined commercial real estate, insurance, and management industry.
“Accuracy really matters when billions of dollars of property and facilities are at risk,” said George Mathew, CEO of Kespry. “Manual inspections and first-generation drone flights are slow and inaccurate ways of attempting to understand the state of a roof and the risk that issues may have on organisations’ productivity. These earlier approaches leave surveyors, risk assessors, and roof inspectors guessing at the specific location of leaks, blocked drains, or damage to building infrastructure, all of which can have serious impacts on assets inside. The new Kespry solution for commercial roof inspection solves these problems.
“For too long, commercial property firms have relied on randomly-conducted, dangerous manual roof inspections to protect billions of dollars of property,” said Mathew.
“We know commercial property professionals must juggle multiple responsibilities. By providing actionable, radiometric-thermal data integrated with high-resolution visual data, and delivering roof dimension data, Kespry’s commercial roof inspection solution gives owners and insurers less to worry about, while saving them millions of dollars in repair and lost productivity costs.”