Elevator Shaft Inspection

Elevator Shaft Inspection

The Address Downtown management urgently summoned GIS Drones to inspect the internal structure of the elevators, identifying potential electrical issues, broken pipes, and wall cracks.

Goals & Objectives

Our primary objective was straightforward: To deploy our skilled team of professional drone operators for a comprehensive inspection of the elevator shaft, with a specific focus on identifying potential gas leakages and any observable issues within the elevator structure.

To go in with our professional drone operators, and inspect the elevator shaft for any gas leakages and any problems that might be visible inside the elevator.

Proposed solution

Due to the GPS-denied nature of the operational area, conventional drones were unable to fly within it.

Instead, we utilized the Elios 2 caged drone, specifically designed for GPS-denied spaces.

The objective was to conduct inspections in three elevator shafts spanning a height of 61 floors.

Project Deliverables

Our project planning commenced with a thorough security assessment. The teams from Health and Safety, Maintenance, and our pilots convened at the hotel for an initial orientation, ensuring a comprehensive safety induction and establishing a mutually agreed-upon operational approach prior to commencing internal drone flights.
The following are the project characteristics:

Drone Used

We utilized the Elios 2 drone, which is specifically engineered to operate effectively in GPS-denied environments.


Our highly skilled team of certified inspectors and caged drone pilots were deployed, enabling us to complete the inspection of three elevator shafts spanning 61 floors each in a remarkably efficient 8-hour timeframe. The final assessment revealed the detection of several anomalies, including:

  1. Concrete damage: The most prevalent issue observed, which posed a potential risk of concrete chips falling into the elevator shaft and compromising the safety of key elevator systems.
  2. Electrical defects: Additional electrical issues were also identified during the inspection.

Overall, we successfully identified and reported all known issues present within the elevator shafts.


The successful completion of this project stands as a testament to the remarkable bravery exhibited by our team at GIS Drones. Deploying the Elios 2 Drone in GPS-denied zones showcased our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Our team’s exceptional collaboration and unwavering dedication to excellence were on full display throughout this endeavor. We have once again proven our ability to utilize drone technology to deliver cost-effective, time-efficient, and risk-mitigating solutions for businesses.

If you have a project that has been weighing on your mind and you’re seeking a bold and transformative solution, we are ready to help. Reach out to us and let’s explore how our tailored drone-based approach can surpass your expectations and address your unique needs.