EagleHawk Begins Drone-Enabled Disinfectant Spray Operations to Help Combat COVID-19 Spread
EagleHawk, a Tech Garden member and past GENIUS NY finalist, has engineered a safe, effective, and efficient process for disinfecting large areas against COVID-19, both outdoors and indoors. EagleHawk is using disinfectant chemicals approved by the EPA and New York DEC for effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a process that places the highest priority on safety of personnel and protection of facility equipment. The team has selected only the safest and most effective disinfectant chemicals available for each use case and are constantly evaluating the suitability of new chemicals as they are approved by the EPA.
The current and unprecedented global crisis caused by COVID-19 is changing the way people view the importance of facility cleanliness and the new normal is going to require higher levels of vigilance on cleanliness and sanitation. Large public gathering areas, such as stadiums and arenas, will need to be disinfected on a regular basis for the public to feel comfortable attending events again. Common methods of disinfection, including using crews of people to clean and disinfect areas by hand, are time consuming and too costly to scale across large areas.
“Many of our clients are responsible for keeping their facilities safe and clean, especially during these unprecedented times,” said EagleHawk COO Will Schulmeister. “As engineers and innovators, we’re thankful that we’re able to adjust our services and solutions to fight against the Coronavirus so our clients – and their clients – can feel safe and stay healthy as we work together to combat this deadly virus.”
“While EagleHawk has engineered an effective drone solution to help disinfect large-scale facilities, we also caution companies to be weary of providers who are offering a service using off-the-shelf spraying drones, which were designed for agricultural use and are not suitable for disinfection purposes,” said EagleHawk CEO Patrick Walsh. “Providing these services properly requires a custom-tailored delivery system and expert drone pilots. Unfortunately, we have seen a number of companies recently begin to market such drone-enabled disinfection services using these agriculture drones, promising results that they won’t be able to deliver. EagleHawk has spent months researching, designing, and testing our solutions to ensure we’re offering a safe and effective service for our clients and are working closely with regulatory agencies such as the FAA, EPA and New York DEC to ensure all safety standards and protocols are followed.”
EagleHawk is currently a Tech Garden member and past GENIUS NY accelerator finalist. The company won a $500,000 award last year to continue developing its software and intelligent algorithm solutions for facility managers to better manage the maintenance and repair of their roofs, district heating systems, solar panel installations, building envelopes and facades, and other large-scale facility assets.
EagleHawk specializes in using drone technology to deliver full-service proactive facility solutions for governments and municipalities, public and private colleges and universities, medical institutions, large retail developments, and property management companies across the US. Visit www.EagleHawk.io to learn more.
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