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Construction and Site Inspection Drones

Complete Construction and Site Inspection Drone Solutions for Your Organization

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Revolutionize your construction and inspection processes with the latest drone technology from DSLRPros! We offer a wide range of advanced drones designed to help you work smarter, not harder. From the Matrice 350 RTK, EVO II 640T, and Mavic 3 Thermal to Teledyne FLIR SIRAS, we have packages tailored to enhance your workflows. They are equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors, making them ideal for site surveying, building inspections, and more. Explore our collection and find the perfect drone for your projects.

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Construction and Site Inspection Drones and Bundles

6 Ways Drones Benefit Construction Projects

Here are six ways that drones for construction inspection and drone construction inspection are revolutionizing the field.

Improved Safety Tired of sweating it out on wobbly ladders or dangling from heights? By deploying drones for construction inspection, the need for manual labor in hazardous situations can be minimized. Drones can easily access hard-to-reach or dangerous locations, such as rooftops, bridges, or power lines, reducing the risk of accidents for workers.
Increased Efficiency Drones can cover large areas in a fraction of the time it takes for manual inspections, cutting down on project timelines. Drone construction inspection allows for rapid data collection and analysis, which can help with decision-making and overall project efficiency.
Enhanced Accuracy Drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras and advanced sensors that capture detailed and precise data. This allows for accurate measurements and comprehensive inspections. Drone inspection of facilities is more reliable than traditional methods, leading to better quality control.
Cost-Effective In the long run, the use of drones for construction inspection can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional methods. Drones reduce the need for expensive equipment, such as cranes or scaffolding, and help to avoid potential accidents that could lead to costly legal battles or project delays.
Remote Access Drone construction inspection enables remote access to sites, eliminating the need for on-site presence. This is particularly useful for inspecting facilities located in challenging environments or areas with restricted access. Inspectors can easily monitor and analyze sites from the comfort of their offices, saving time and resources.
Advanced Reporting Drones provide real-time data that can be easily shared with project stakeholders. Advanced reporting options, such as 3D modeling, thermal imaging, and orthomosaic maps, offer valuable insights into project progress and potential issues. Drone inspection of facilities can provide detailed documentation for compliance purposes or future reference.

10 Applications of Drones in Construction and Site Inspection

Here's how drones are being used in construction and inspection:

Site Surveying Drones for construction inspection allow you to quickly survey a site, gathering accurate data to create 3D models or topographic maps. This data can be used for site planning, design, and management.
Building Inspections Want to inspect that hard-to-reach spot on the rooftop? No need for a ladder or scaffolding. Just send up a drone and get all the details you need without breaking a sweat. Plus, it saves time and avoids the risks of accidents.
Progress Monitoring Drones can provide real-time updates on construction progress, making it easier for project managers to monitor workflows, allocate resources efficiently, and make informed decisions.
Thermal Imaging Some of the best drones for building inspection come equipped with thermal imaging cameras. These are particularly useful for detecting issues related to insulation, water leaks, or electrical problems.
Structural Inspections Inspecting large structures like bridges, dams, or towers has never been easier. Drones provide high-resolution images and videos to catch structural issues or wear and tear.
Safety Compliance Drones can be used to monitor a construction site for safety compliance, ensuring that all safety protocols are being followed and identifying potential hazards.
Volumetric Analysis Need to measure huge amounts of materials on a site? Drones with LiDAR or photogrammetry come in to analyze the volumes of materials on construction sites, such as earthworks or stockpiles.
As-Built Surveys Once your project is done, drones can do a final sweep to provide data for facility management and future maintenance.
Risk Assessment By providing an aerial perspective of a construction site, drones can assist in identifying potential risks and planning for risk mitigation.
Documentation Drones can capture high-quality images and videos of a construction project, which can be used for marketing purposes, client updates, or project documentation.


When looking for the top Construction & Inspection Drones, consider factors such as flight time, camera quality, ease of use, and data processing capabilities. At DSLRPros, we offer a range of drones suited for construction and inspection needs. Our EVO II 640T Roof Inspection Package is an all-in-one compact solution with a 640 X 512 radiometric thermal camera and 8K video capabilities. The package includes a smart controller for enhanced control and situational awareness.

For advanced mapping needs, our Matrice 350 RTK comes with built-in RTK for centimeter-level accuracy, a Zenmuse P1 full-frame camera, and DJI Terra Mapping Software. This drone offers a 55-minute max flight time and supports multiple payloads up to 2.7 kg, making it ideal for diverse applications. Check out the Care Basic package as well.

The DJI Mavic 3 Thermal on the other hand is a compact and portable drone with a 640 × 512 px thermal camera and 56x hybrid zoom. It's perfect for applications requiring thermal imaging, such as firefighting or night inspections.

By incorporating drones into construction and inspection processes, professionals can save time, reduce costs, and improve safety. Explore our range of drones at DSLRPros and find the perfect solution for your needs.

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Learn About the Technologies Available for Construction and Site Inspection Projects

As drone technology evolves, more and more construction and inspection companies are taking advantage of modern drones. While the number of aerial surveying drone options can be daunting, DSLRPros is here to help ensure that your organization is provided with the best drone packages and solutions based on your unique use case, budget, and support needs.

Construction projects are often spread across a large area, which can become difficult to manage without the proper tools. Drones are one of the best ways to address this logistical problem. For building inspection use cases, you will be able to accurately view, monitor and track the structure, construction process and take thermal checks on the exterior of the building’s surface using our drone kits. This imaging ability allows you to safely and quickly check the status of a building to find defects, leakages, and corrosion issues without needing to spend on additional personnel and equipment. Our drone experts at DSLRPros are ready to help your organization with solutions specially configured to assist with your building inspection or construction requirements.

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DSLRPros is the professional's choice for custom-built drone solutions specifically tailored for construction, inspection, surveying, and mapping use cases.  One of our friendly and experienced drone experts will work with you to find the best equipment for your specific needs.

The Perfect Drone Solution For Your Use Case

DSLRPros offers specialty drone packages from a variety of drone manufacturers that have each been specifically designed for different verticals.  From our Autel EVO II 640T Roof Inspection Package, the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Series, to the DJI M350 RTK Ultimate 3D Mapping, each package comes complete with everything needed to get the job done.

With DSLRPros, you'll get the right equipment at the right price, with the best customer and technical support and service in the industry, and top tier in person training at your location- included free of charge with many packages.

Each of our professional drone kits are designed to quickly, safely and efficiently provide you with actionable data. Ultimately, determining which solution is best depends on your specific needs, and which sensor/camera payload technology is best suited to capture that data.

Main Types of Sensors

Whether you work in urban planning or land surveying and need an aerial surveying solution to easily capture drone images for use in digital elevation models or you require the absolute accuracy of DJI Zenmuse L2 LiDAR camera to generate point cloud digital terrain models, or radiometric thermal imaging drone to quickly and safely acquire accurate measurements of industrial infrastructure heat signatures, DSLRPros has specific equipment tailored to that use case. 

Most drones payloads incorporate one or more of these three types of imaging sensors:

Optical Cameras

Payloads like the DJI Zenmuse H20 or Zenmuse P1 capture very high resolution images in the visible spectrum.  In other words, they capture traditional photos and videos.  But these are more certainly not your average drone cameras for taking selfies and vacation videos.  Each payload carried utilizes highly sophisticated drone mapping technology and precise gps coordinate data that is shared with the airframe.  When paired with the M300 drone, these payloads are able to capture data that can be used for a variety of specialty use cases.

The P1 is a full frame camera specifically designed for drone photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is the process of gathering numerous aerial photographs of a subject and transforming them into high-resolution 2D or 3D models from which precise measurements may be deduced. This can be accomplished with specialized drone mapping software used for image processing that finds common features in images and combines them to construct a photo mosaic that accurately depicts a place.


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Orthomosaic Mapping

Using different photogrammetry software can result in different outputs from the aerial data and images captured, such as orthomosaic maps, 3D point cloud models, and Digital Surface Models.

Photogrammetry can also be used to accurate volumetric measurement, allowing for data analysis of the resulting 3D map, which provides a very accurate model from which measurements of materials and supplies can be easily made.

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The H20 is a high resolution 20 MP camera that offers an incredible 23x hybrid optical zoom with active image stabilization and EIS- perfect for drone inspection uses where you need detailed imagery but can't get too close to the subject.  With a 1200m laser rangefinder, night scene mode and an IP44 rating, the H20 is a powerhouse tool for professional drone operations.


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High resolution images and videos of the construction site

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Detailed imaging for industrial inspection at a distance

Thermal Sensors

Unlike Optical sensors, thermal sensors don't capture light that we can see with the naked eye.  They capture heat.  More specifically, they capture infrared radiation that objects emit, known as a heat signature.  Thermal cameras with radiometric capabilities are able measure the exact temperature of any item in their field of view.

This data is incredibly important in industrial inspection. Accurate temperature data can be used to determine errors or issues in a number of inspection scenarios.

During a building or roof inspection, thermal aerial images can help pinpoint where insulation is thin and heat is escaping.  This imaging ability allows you to safely and quickly check the status of a building to find defects, leakages, and corrosion issues without needing to spend on additional personnel and equipment.

Thermal drones are often used to inspect solar panels.  As the drone flies over the solar panels, it is able to take a wide image of the surface, and very easily detect thermal anomalies which signal an issue.


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Thermal camera images are able to be customized for different types of data analysis through the use of various color palette settings.

The thermal imaging color palettes typically range from a hot white configuration in which hot items are displayed in white and cooler ones in black, to a hot black configuration in which the color patterns are reversed. Color palettes can show heat in different ways, such as the rainbow setting, which displays the hottest items as red, yellow, or orange, while the coldest are displayed as blue or black.

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There are many exciting thermal payloads available for different use cases.

For drone pilots who want to be able to capture both optical and thermal imagery, many commercial drones offer Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) solutions that integrate both visible and thermal sensors.

This is helpful when an inspection requires the ability to take accurate heat measurements, as well as traditional images, which can aid in identifying any externally visible damage to the subject, or aid in locating the exact spot that needs repair.


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The DJI H20T is a EO/IR version of the H20.  It offers the same specs as the H20, but with the added benefit of an integrated radiometric thermal camera. The Mavic 3 Enterprise Series, Autel EVO II Enterprise 640T, and the Autel Evo II Dual 640T also include dual sensors.

The FLIR Vue TZ20-R is a unique payload as it offers something others don't.  With two thermal sensors with different focal length lenses, the TZ20-R is able to provide thermal imaging at up to 20x zoom with far more clarity than competitors.  Because of the dual sensors, the TZ20-R has four times as many thermal pixels on target as other thermal payloads, which rely on digital enhancement to get a closer look at the subject.  This results in a blurrier picture the more the image is zoomed in.


One of the most exciting technologies to become much more accessible with the rising popularity of drone surveying and inspections is LiDAR.

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, involves sending laser pulses and determining how long it takes for the lasers to return to the sensor. With the help of inertial measurements and satellite positioning data, the drone's LiDAR sensor can determine exactly where a point is located in space.

LiDAR point clouds are formed by combining these points with specialized point cloud software. The method is highly accurate, though the maps need to be paired with other data to add more detail, including color.

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Compared to other methods used by mapping drones, LiDAR is excellent for mapping very small items. LiDAR data, for instance, can be used to generate a point cloud that includes thin cables and electrical lines. In addition to being able to work in low-light conditions, the technology can also penetrate through thick foliage to collect spatial data, resulting in an accurate digital terrain model.

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A second advantage is that, since LiDAR point clouds are direct measurements, they have a relatively smaller file size than high-resolution photographs used in photogrammetry. As a result, it is faster to post-process LiDAR survey data than photogrammetry models, which can be very valuable for customers who prioritize efficiency or want to complete an aerial mapping mission within a fixed time.

The DJI L1 is a compact and affordable LiDAR + RGB aerial survey solution for the M300.

DJI M300 with the L1

The L1 integrates a Livox Lidar module, a high-accuracy IMU, and a RGB (optical) camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor, all on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal. When used with the P1 and the DJI Phantom 4 RTK, the L1 becomes a triple-sensor solution for aerial surveying, capable of producing photogrammetry, LiDAR point clouds, and high accuracy PPK results. This package is a one-box-solution for creating a digital twin from above and can be used for a wide range of applications.


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Ultimately, determining which solution is best for your construction or inspection project depends on your specific needs and the data you want to collect. Whether you need detailed optical imagery, thermal analysis, or precise LiDAR mapping, DSLRPros offers a wide range of drone packages and sensor payloads to cater to your requirements.

Feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable drone experts to discuss your project and get personalized recommendations on the best drone solution for your needs. With the right drone equipment, you can significantly improve efficiency, accuracy, and safety in your construction and inspection operations.

Contact DSLRPros to get started with your specialized drone solution today!

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Additional Drone Applications for the Construction, Inspection and Survey Industries

Sophisticated drone construction surveying solutions exist that can provide users with a large range of data over surveyed areas. Builders can create virtual environments with scanned information taken by drones. Geotagging photos and videos through mapping software allows the creation of highly accurate 3D maps and/or cloud points.

This wealth of detailed information allows construction and inspection teams the flexibility to observe and manage large areas with efficiency and an added layer of safety.

Built For Inspections

The DSLRPros Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Industrial Scout Package gives your construction and inspection team everything they need to perform daily operations efficiently.

The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise offers a robust solution for construction site mapping with its 56x zoom and 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera, capturing high-resolution images essential for surveying. Its superior image quality provides accurate site documentation, while a 46-minute flight time allows extensive coverage with fewer interruptions. Enhanced features include long-range HD video transmission and 360° obstacle avoidance, ensuring reliable real-time monitoring even in challenging conditions.

Altenatively, organizations can also opt for the Matrice 350 RTK Ultimate 3D Mapping Package, which is exclusively curated and offered by DSLRPros. This package offers unparalleled precision with centimeter-level accuracy thanks to its built-in RTK. It comes complete with the Zenmuse P1 Full-Frame Camera, DJI Enterprise Care, GoProfessional Cases, and DJI Terra Mapping Software.

This exclusive bundle is the ultimate solution for professionals who need top-tier aerial surveying and mapping capabilities, backed by DSLRPros' comprehensive care and support.

Payloads for Construction and Site Inspection Drones

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The DSLRPros Advantage


We are industry leaders in thermal imaging drones. As one of the pioneers in thermal drone technology, our team of experts will help you build a custom solution that meets both your budget and needs.


We specialize in the development and delivery of cost effective mission specific enterprise solutions. All our kits are specially designed, assembled, and individually tested for quality assurance in the United States.


Our customer service doesn't just end with your purchase; we go the extra mile to make sure our customers have the guidance they need. As our customer, you will know us by name and can count on us for support whenever you need it.

The DSLRPROS Advantage


We are industry leaders in thermal imaging drones. As one of the pioneers in thermal drone technology, our team of experts will help you build a custom solution that meets both your budget and needs.


We specialize in the development and delivery of cost-effective mission-specific enterprise solutions. All our kits are specially designed, assembled, and individually tested for quality assurance in the United States.


Our customer service doesn't just end with your purchase; we go the extra mile to make sure our customers have the guidance they need. As our customer, you will know us by name and can count on us for support whenever you need it.