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ProPics Canada Photography Launching Drone Division With Aerial and Underwater Stills and Video
With Transport Canada continuing to monitor the use of Drones in personal and professional applications, we know that some of the companies offering these services to the real estate and production industry are not properly certified or insured.
By: ProPics Canada
The use of drones for real estate and production purposes without certification, the drone operators are placing companies and property owners at risk for liability. The costs can be substantial as general liability coverage can be waived by the insurance companies for operating outside of the legal requirements of certification. A minor incident of the drone accidentally hitting the neighbors rose bush is a best case risk, imaging if one crashes and hits a child, scaring them for life, which again is still not the worst case possibility with a drone accident. Now consider if your commercial or property insurance declines any claim which you are now responsible for the payout.
This is why ProPics Canada is introducing the new division and following every Transport Canada requirement in addition to developing our own internal operating policies and procedures which are more strict and safety driven than government regulations. The results will be much more consistent and higher quality photo and video output results. With the costs to our clients, we ensured that all regulations are exceeded and that our insurance liability is fully covered for any and all perils.
A full operating and safety manual has been filed with Transport Canada which we hope will be used by others to ensure that the exciting drone photography and videography opportunities ahead are met with safety at the forefront and creativity not being curbed. With a long history in the film and television industry in British Columbia in production, locations management and other areas, we understand what production companies, advertising agencies, print media, real estate and other industries require without compromising safety and quality of imagery.
ProPics Canada has also included in the Transport Canada certification a much needed certification for us to provide services to Search and Rescue Agencies at no cost when an operator and equipment is available at no cost. It is our way of giving back a service which can be of importance when drones can be used in areas or weather prohibiting helicopters and aircraft to get into areas of importance. The persons who are subject to the search and rescue operations will get a VOLUNTARY invoice for the actual costs of service not for the rates which would be charged for commercial contracts. If the subjects are able to pay the bill, that will cover the bare costs not wages, equipment costs etc. If a group was searched for in Whistler for example, the cost would be the actual costs of fuel to attend the search and rescue command etc. No invoice would require payment as we would not want anyone to not have access to additional search resources due to costs.
ProPics will be adding Aerial and Under Water Drones for all commercial projects. Images will be of the highest quality and Video will be available in 4K standards. In order to book a consultation or to review rates and your needs, give us a call at (778) 908-02811 or visit www.propicscanada.com
With over 30 million annual views of our commercial images per year and use of images worldwide such as on the upcoming Discover TV Show, `HellFire Heros`, the Smithsonian Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Sundance Catalog, Major and regional news outlets, Hai Run Film & Television going back to shows such as Viper the TV Series, Present for Maggie, X-Files, Mr. Magoo, Wrongfully Accused and so many others we know how to tell your story through images. We know how to get the shots, clips and locations you envision.
The drones services are being certified for both, day and night shoots. ProPics is a member of many professional associations including the Commercial Production Association of Western Canada, International Association of Press Photographers among many others.