Binghamton Property Inspections Take to the Skies
The City of Binghamton is taking to the skies to make closer inspections of vacant properties in selected neighborhoods.
Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham says the City is contracting with EagleHawk out of Buffalo for drone services, inspecting 17 vacant properties around the Parlor City.
The FAA certified EagleHawk drone pilots fly the vehicles around derelict buildings, taking high-resolution images and recording data from each property.
The program is a way to make note of the condition of all areas the properties, including rooftops, without risking physical harm to City property inspectors.
The $9,995 contract with EagleHawk is being funded through the “Cities RISE” grant from the New York State Attorney General’s office.