The telecommunication industry is rapidly embracing the UAV technology for the purpose of conducting pre and post construction audits, TIA inspections and documenting both above ground and surface damage following a storm. For example, UAVs can quickly, and cost-effectively, be deployed prior to equipment modifications to conduct a pre-evaluation survey. After the modifications, they can deliver a date-stamped as-built photo montage.
Additionally, utilizing UAVs reduces unnecessary tower climbs, thereby increasing safety which is responsible and financially sound. Further, digital photography records historical events and the data can be filed chronologically. This is useful for future reference between modifications or new tenant installations and accessible by using point-and-click analysis from a desktop or hand held devices.