Simple, Convenient, & Completely Custom
The Sky Is No Longer the Limit
Get crisp and clear aerial photos of job sites, properties, and more. Our team of professional FAA-Certified drone pilots will provide you with stunning high-resolution images and videos.
Licensed and Insured
Our FAA Certified Drone Pilots
Here at SMS we cherish the role we play in the drone service industry. We make it easy for your company, regardless of its size, to acquire professional drone footage and data, anywhere you may need it. Our clients range from sole proprietors and small mom-and-pop shops to large enterprises with physical assets and properties in remote locations around the US. Whether you have ten thousand assets or a single property, we’re happy to help.
- Enable an easy acquisition of aerial imagery and data, anywhere you need it
- Provide a single point of contact for all drone-related needs
- Save your time
- Answer your questions
- Eliminate headaches
- Quality control
Consistent Quality & Fast Turnaround.
Aerial Drone Services
We help you capture angles of properties and job sites that you just can’t get from the ground level. Our promise is to provide consistency, professionalism, and safety while on every mission. Our expert drone pilots are Part 107 Licensed by the FAA, Insured, and are ready to take on any project you send our way.
Drone Photo & Video
Let us capture breathtaking aerial imagery to showcase the best your property has to offer, or have us collect, inspect, and analyze critical data for your job site.
Save time scheduling. Let us manage your drone projects while your team focuses on what it does best. Simply tell us about your project and we'll take care of the rest.
We understand how aerial imagery elevates your business and will help you determine the best drone service options for your company.
We tailor our services for your needs, whatever you need. Let us know what you're looking for and how we can help out.
Easy scheduling and fast turnaround makes completing projects a snap. We share your edited footage within 72 hours.
Our drone pilots are there when you need us, where you need us. We travel coast to coast capturing any job site, project, or property you need.
Residential Real Estate
Sell your listings faster with click-worthy aerial footage. Showcase your property from beautiful angles and attract premium buyers.
Commercial Real Estate
Track progress with monthly updates, collect valuable data, and showcase your completed work.
Construction Site Monitoring
Get detail-rich aerial footage to make informed & actionable decisions. Insightful, easy, and reliable drone services on-demand.
Insurance, Events, & Other Projects
Have something else in mind you want to capture? We’ll help you with aerial mapping, special events, roof inspections, and other miscellaneous projects.
How It Works
Tell Us About Your Project
Describe your project and tell us what kind of footage you want to capture.
We’ll Schedule a Flight
After confirming your project details & requirements, we’ll send a pilot to your specified location.
Download Aerial Footage
We will share your aerial footage with you and make them available to download within 72 hours following the mission time.
We Have Great Answers
Ask Us Anything
Yes. You will receive an invoice via Quickbooks when the shoot is complete. You can pay either by check or any major credit card
Every client and every project is unique and should be treated as such. We’re here to understand and fulfill your specific needs. Before providing a quote, we want a thorough knowledge of what you’re looking to accomplish, what you value, and what we’ll need to do to help you achieve your desired goal for any given project.
Some of the factors affecting pricing include:
Type of drone equipment required
The complexity of flight planning
Airspace clearance requirements
FAA waiver requirements
The necessity of a visual observer
Edited or unedited work
Data processing expenses
The risk to equipment (e.g. filming off a boat vs filming in an open field)
Liability risk (e.g. urban area vs. vacant land)
In keeping with our mission of providing a smooth, hassle-free experience for our customers, we always seek to quote flat, “out the door” rates for jobs whenever possible – no hidden travel fees, tacked on visual observer fees, the footage “licensing” fees, or racking up by-the-hour charges because a job took longer than we anticipated in the original bid. What we quote upfront is what you pay for the delivered work, period.
When requesting a quote, please describe to us in as much detail as possible what you’re looking to achieve, what you expect from us, and the exact location of the job, in order for us to provide the most accurate quote we can in the most timely manner possible.
It depends. Although it is true there are some locations and areas that are either off-limits or have additional height restrictions, we can fly near, or even at, most airports if we can obtain the necessary legal permission.
If you are unsure of the viability of a particular location, shoot us an email or give us a call. We’re happy to help take a look!
Yes of course! We offer free rescheduling in case of inclement weather.
This largely depends on the nature of your project and the size of the property. Our pilots can legally fly at heights of up to 400 feet in most locations. A good rule of thumb is to assume the drone can capture about 20 acres in a single, nadir (camera pointing directly down), shot from 400 feet.
If you are not looking for nadir shots, and would instead prefer oblique shots (captured at an angle), the imagery can include a much wider territory as the camera will be pointing out into the horizon.
Image Stitching and Orthomosaics
If you require nadir (camera pointing directly down) shots of a site that is larger than 20 acres, we can still help! We capture these photos with a similar approach to that we would take when shooting panoramas. Our pilot would capture multiple high-resolution shots with a particular overlap. We would then use image stitching software to combine the images into a single large and high-quality image that covers properties of all shapes and sizes.
Learn more by checking out the post and video we created to help give you a better idea of what your imagery will look like from various heights of up to 400 feet.
A RAW photo is an image produced by all of the raw data from the camera sensor. The image is large and minimally processed and is ideal for professional editing within applications like Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo. DJI drones save RAW images as DNG files.
Effective Pixels: 20 million
|Lens||FOV: about 77°|
35 mm Format Equivalent: 28 mm
Shooting Range: 1 m to ∞
|Shutter Speed||Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s|
|Still Image Size||5472×3648|
|Still Photography Modes||Single shot|
Burst shooting: 3/5 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
|Video Resolution||4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p|
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
|Max Video Bitrate||100Mbps|
|Color Mode||Dlog-M (10bit), support HDR video (HLG 10bit)|
|Supported File System||FAT32 (≤ 32 GB)|
exFAT (> 32 GB)
|Photo Format||JPEG / DNG (RAW)|
|Video Format||MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)|