Commercial Land & Property

Drone Photography for Commercial Land & Property

Why should Commercial Agents use a drone?

> Precise drone positioning enables accurate results
> Whole of site shots allow for boundary marking and the complete picture
> Cost effective, top quality images and videos that are up to date
> Improves the chances of selling or leasing the property as the client has more first hand information

What types of commercial property benefit from the use of a drone?

Commercial Agents selling or leasing the following commercial property can benefit from drone images and videos:

> Land – potential development or farmland
> Offices and tower blocks
> Industrial units on retail parks
> Factories

Why use a drone for commercial property filming?

Often commercial property is of a size where the overall complete picture is not easy to visualise from the ground. Assuming relevant land / airspace permissions are received, Man with a Drone can film up to heights of 120m, the legal maximum for drones – at a fraction of a cost of a helicopter, the next best thing at this height. Clients will then get the overall complete picture showing the true extent of the property – boundaries, land, car parks, and road access from the local area.

This footage can then be used for by property developers for further planning proposals and future marketing material.

Man with a Drone will initially conduct a pre-site safety inspection to ensure that safety, privacy and drone regulations are being adhered to – and on site will verify this before operations can begin.

The drone is then positioned in exactly the right spot to capture the exact shot required. The UAV is controlled from the ground by the remote pilot, and held in place by GPS.

Commercial Agents can attend site at the same time and watch or direct the process, and select the images as they are captured. Man with a Drone offers a fast, efficient, short notice service.


How good are the drone images and videos?

High quality images and videos will show off your property to its best advantage, making it easier to sell the property or indeed just create a permanent record. Still images are normally 12 – 20 megapixel and videos can be HD (1080P) or 4K (Ultra High Definition).

Differences between HD and 4K

4K UHD (ultra high definition) has a considerably higher resolution rate than HD (1080p HD). 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels whilst 1080p is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Consequently videos shot at 4K will be sharper than those shot in 1080p HD – but the consumer will need better PC equipment to be able to play 4K UHD.

What else can drone footage be used for in residential properties?

Other uses could be to enable architects and builders to plan extensions and modifications, whilst high quality drone images and videos can help pinpoint problems in the property – roof leaks for example, which may have needed expensive scaffolding, can now be pinpointed at a fraction of the cost by using a drone. Images or videos from drones can also be used to help in boundary recognition or disputes.

Why use Man with a Drone?

As technology improves, drones are becoming more widely available and as such the consumer will be faced with a wide range of options, services and prices. It is important to hire a commercially trained remote drone pilot, like Man with a Drone, who will have a commercial licence, insurance and the skill to provide the best quality results whilst maintaining the appropriate safety rules (including the CAA Dronecode).

At Man with a Drone we always pitch our price at the lower end of the pricing in order to be competitive. Although we are based in West Sussex we are happy to travel anywhere – East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, the London area – in fact anywhere in the UK.

What is the process?

Contact Man with a Drone on 07875 956290 – we will arrange a time to visit the property and complete the work, subject to any safety requirements and permissions. Images are normally sent to the customer on the same day – with videos sent a couple of days later once they are completed (as these take a little longer).

All for the most competitive pricing in the drone market!

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