Since the Grenfell tower block fire, there is now a real focus on the fabric of a building, in particular the cladding that has been used for insulation purposes on tall tower blocks. In some cases, the cladding has had to be removed, and replaced by fire resistant cladding. Once replaced, it then has to be checked to ensure it meets regulations and standards.
This checking process can be done by a team abseiling down a building, but this is a highly costly and painstaking process and there are inevitable risks to the individuals in the abseiling team. Using a drone to check the cladding is exceptionally cost effective and it removes most health and safety risks.