Is the Utility Industry Poised for a Breakthrough?

July 14, 2021

Those in the utility industry have had a long history of approaching their workflows with traditional methods. It’s hard to fault them: after all, these methods work, they’re trusted, and, for the most part, they’re secure. But DroneDeploy offers a new way of working, with enhanced security, streamlined communication, faster processing, and guaranteed documentation. Not only does DroneDeploy’s method ensure that all utility assets (no matter the location) are stored in one centralized place, stakeholders can easily share pertinent information across any team with just the click of a button.

Upgrade your current asset management strategy with a digital asset management strategy. Our state-of-the-art technology will allow your company to document all physical assets, ensure infrastructure meets the appropriate maintenance requirements, and guarantees equipment is up-to-date and working properly. DroneDeploy doesn’t replace the utility workflow, it enhances it, begging the question: is the utility industry poised for a breakthrough?

Let’s explore the possibilities.


Simple, but Powerful

Like most industries, the utility industry is constantly in search of tools that are quick to use and powerful enough to perform the tasks at hand. A utility network is sprawling and complex, with workers, oftentimes, needing to inspect long, narrow wires, aging poles, and miles and miles of assets across rugged terrain. Maintaining these assets can be a major challenge if workers don’t have the appropriate tools.

By equipping them with DroneDeploy, your team can quickly monitor assets without ever putting workers at risk. This sophisticated digital asset management not only enables your teams to document assets easily, but you’ll also be able to share all of that information with any stakeholder. No longer will your work require a team of six, ten, or a hundred – with DroneDeploy, a single worker can ensure your company is proactive in its workflow rather than reactive.


Tangible Benefits

After embracing this enhanced workflow, DroneDeploy will eliminate the requirement that utility companies react to outages, broken equipment, line issues, and vegetation encroachment. Proper data collection sheds light on all unseen matters. It also helps businesses easily monitor evolving conditions, quickly identifies areas of concern, and safely address issues before becoming more problematic and costly.

Utility networks are vast and complex, and accurate data is required to maintain infrastructure and equipment. But it also keeps workers out of harm’s way. With safety of the utmost importance to utility companies, DroneDeploy’s data collection process mitigates risk, all while allowing you to get the insights you need.

Security Unlike Any Other

DroneDeploy is the only drone software company in the industry to be SOC 2 Type 1 & 2 certified. This American CPA standard certifies that the services we provide meet all the security and availability requirements for U.S. markets. Our security best practices should eliminate any worry those in the utility industry have regarding asset management and maintenance of physical assets. Additional security measures we’ve implemented include:

  • ISO 27001: As the internationally recognized standard for information security controls, we achieved this certification in 2019.
  • PCI/DSS: Payment information is handled by Stripe and Chargify, audited as PCI Level 1 compliant, the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.
  • EU/Swiss Privacy: DroneDeploy complies with both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • GDPR: We currently follow the General Data Protection & Regulation law guidelines.

It’s time to stop compromising for your workflows and update those traditional methods. Want to learn more about how DroneDeploy’s solution can work for your business? Contact an expert today, or download our free eBook on emergency preparedness in utilities.

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