• Commercial Drone Services 

      We are FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certified and Insured and we utilize this cutting edge technology to help our clients identify building envelope anomalies quicker, safer and more cost effectively than more conventional methods.  A better predictive maintenance operation improves their bottom line!  It can do the same for your organization too.  

    Brighton AIR

    • Brighton Aerial Imaging Resource (AIR) is a combination of the following services:

      • EMI (Envelope Maintenance Imaging) – With EMI, BSI supplies our clients with perspectives of the building envelope through ultra hi-definition video, digital images, and in some cases infrared thermographs. Weathering can slowly impact a building’s performance. The goal of EMI is to document the building envelope components through both baseline imaging and periodic imaging to help monitor the building reaction to weathering.  Early detection of exterior building issues can mean a significant savings over the life of a building.
      • PPI (Project Performance Imaging) – BSI offers a partnership with general contractors, developers, and property owners to document their projects’ progress through stunning 4K video and images. PPI will allow our clients to capture every aspect of their facility, new construction project, or property and use that imagery any way they want to do so. This high resolution, 4K data and information could prove to be invaluable to our clients. For general contractors, the possibility of viewing the progress of new construction from ground breaking to final turnover in 4K video allows for baseline imaging of the Site from start to finish. For property owners or facility managers, the ability to see the exterior details of their building could offer astonishing help in diagnosing some building envelope problems in the future.

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    Advantages of Using Drones for Building Inspections

    Drones can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial building inspections when compared to conventional methods. Using software, a trained person can easily fly a small, camera-equipped drone over a building to capture imagery. The footage can then be used to make a high-resolution map or 3-D model of the building for inspection.

    The costs to deploy drones is significantly less than conventional methods. Depending on equipment and location, rates range from $100 to $450 per hour. Typically, rates for the drone pilot are less than what it would cost you to insure the person who would have been hanging off the side of your large commercial building.


    The drone can also be deployed very quickly and capture footage in hard-to-reach places much faster and much safer than a human could.

    The images and video captured can be easily shared and interpret, and they provide an overview of the building that many prefer rather than a manual inspection. In some cases, live streaming what the drone sees in real-time, could potentially allow several trades to assess building conditions concurrently.

    Limitations and Liabilities of Drone Inspections

    Keep in mind that drone inspections do come with limitations as well.

    No technology is perfect, and drones are no exception. It can be difficult to capture necessary video or imagery of structures with overhangs, utility lines, phone lines, radio interference, landscaping items, or other obstructions, etc.

    Drone propellers are extremely durable and operate at high speeds. Imagine a flying blender base and you will get the picture: The blades can easily slice through wood or bone. BSI is adamant about using bumper guards on our drones to minimize any structural damage.

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