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Thermal imaging drone helps with pest control

Mitie has begun using a thermal imaging drone in what it says is a first for the facilities management (FM) industry.

Mitie's drone Above: Mitie's drone

The thermal imaging technology is the next stage of development for Mitie’s pest control drone service, introduced earlier this year. The drone, named Inspire 1, will help Mitie with a range of services, from pest control to property and waste management. The thermal imaging applications for Inspire 1 also include:

  • Building damage inspections and maintenance, in areas that aren’t readily visible
  • Wildlife management – thermal imaging for animal population control, like deer
  • Safety at landfill sites – the drone can find hot spots that pose a fire risk
  • Thermal mapping – look at any heat leakage over the whole building to identify potential savings via improved insulation
  • Roofing surveillance to detect excess humidity and water cooling on flat roofs
  • Concealed bird nesting in roof crevices.

Gareth Davies, regional director for Mitie pest control and drone operations, said: “The thermal imaging technology enables us to develop the precision of our existing drone fleet. The Inspire 1 will enable us to offer customers and increasingly comprehensive, safe and flexible service and is a great example of Mitie’s technological innovation in the FM sector.”





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This article was published on 4 Oct 2016 (last updated on 4 Oct 2016).

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