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Head and shoulders pictur of Alan Mathias, founder and Managing Director of A1 Done Imaging Ltd

Alan Mathias


I decided to set up A1 Drone Imaging in 2019 to combine my love of pictures and video, with my long standing interest in technology.

I love the creative opportunities drones have given us to realize new and fascinating imagery in ways that either could not have been done before, or could only be done very expensively. Also, the growing use of drones in industry and commerce to carry out labour saving and time critical work, ranging from surveys to search and rescue to delivering organs for operations shows how important drone technology is becoming in everyday life.

In my spare time I go dancing to 1930's, 40's and 50''s music with my wife and play the piano. I also have two grown up daughters and two gorgeous grandchildren, Oliver and Olivia. 

We provide solutions based on drone technology. Our strategy focuses on four key areas: clients and markets; people; investments and technology.


We help our clients understand how they can use drone technology in their daily business. We take existing solutions and put them together in new ways with the objective of achieving a new level of data quality and accuracy to bring value to our clients project's. 

Our approach encompasses four steps:

 - Planning

 - Drone operations

 - Data processing

 - Data delivery

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 ​For purely pictorial work we use small, super quiet, lightweight drones so your work colleagues and the general public will hardly notice the drone’s presence, letting them concentrate on their work. For critical work, the drone is stable in winds up to 30 mph, with good positional accuracy, and is capable of delivering pin sharp pictures and video using its on board Sony camera.

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A feature we love is the ability to rotate the  drone camera right through 180 degrees. This allows us easy access to difficult eg under bridge inspection situations, and also gives us great creative freedom for shot design for weddings,concerts and event videos.

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Our latest drone is a  hexacopter that has been developed for commercial use. It  is the perfect solution for long flight times and a proven and robust technology in an all-in-one package. The drone is built for inspection, law enforcement, security, construction, surveying, and mapping applications in addition to offering cinematic imaging payload systems.

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The drone is designed with the inspection industry in mind with a six-rotor system that allows for stable, precise flight, long focal-length lenses that allow the drone to fly at greater distance from an object, and data storage that may be shared instantly from the drones ground station, or delivered directly in 4K/2K/HD video or 20Mp still images.

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Even in high-wind environments, the drone is able to hold position, allowing the solution to fly even when a manned inspection would be deemed unsafe. Exclusive flight speed control offers slowest speed above stall flight for maximum precision in challenging environments. The drones landing gear retracts out of the way to give you a full, 360° view of the world to capture important data in the field. The six rotor design provides redundancy should one rotor fail with the drone still able to fly and land safely. Four rotor drones will drop from the sky should one rotor fail.


 A1 Drone Imaging is a CAA approved fully insured UK based organisation, providing innovative drone solutions for a variety of applications: 

  • Product launches, advertising, websites and promotion

  • Estate agency

  • Commercial property

  • Events and sports

  • Tourism, travel and hotels 

  • Interiors

  • 360° Virtual Reality Aerial Panoramas

  • Night photography and video

  • Building inspection's/ power and utility inspections

  • Topographical surveys

  • 2D and 3D mapping

  • Crop analysis

  • Heat loss/ fires

  • Security

  • Anti poaching

07899 998148


Registered office:

Warden House, 37 Manor Road


Essex CO3 3LX

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