Drone or UAS Investigations


With one of the largest fleets in the industry, operated by FAA-licensed pilots--all of which, are engineers--our drone team complements our multi-disciplinary forensic consulting services following widespread, dangerous, complex and catastrophic property claims across North America. Whether it is a hurricane or typhoon that impacted a densely populated area, a hazardous fire scene, or a bridge collapse in a remote area, Envista’s UAS services utilize cutting edge camera/sensor technologies to help you collect valuable imagery and perform forensic evaluation.

In addition to these services, our drone operators can also provide footage to aid in criminal cases. In doing so, our experienced operators can capture sight lines available to witnesses based on stated positions, among other needs. All operators are able to testify as well, if needed.

When should drone technology be used for forensic investigation?

In many cases, drone technology can help capture and identify complex damages in challenging locations or unsafe environments such as:

  • Building or bridge collapse
  • Landslide or mudslide
  • CAT (Tropical Storms, Wildfires)
  • Complex fire scenes
  • Mine collapses
  • Structural damage
  • Wind turbine failures
Drone Technology

Envista’s drone capabilities provide our clients with:

  • Visual/RGB imagery capture
  • Thermal imaging or Infrared technology (IR), to detect temperature variance of a structure during inspection
  • 360-degree site scan with Matterport technology to identify complex dimensions and develop accurate drawings through 3D imaging and onsite modeling
  • Contour Mapping to find elevation changes across an area for drainage or slope
  • In-depth reporting capabilities through high-end, innovative software
UAS Services

Our pilot engineers

Our drone forensics team of FAA-licensed pilots can offer consulting and analysis to clients no matter where they are located. Our pilots are also our engineers, so they know where to look and what to look for to process claims as quickly as possible. Check out our expert directory to find a pilot near you, or contact our Drone Services lead, Van Fisher at van.fisher@envistaforensics.com.