One possibility for this is digitizing processes for mast and line inspections using drones. The use of drones enables defects to be detected early and is much more resource-saving than conventional methods. Drones can generate high-quality data material within a short time. In this way, the inspection capacity can be significantly increased. While climbers need around 30 minutes to inspect overhead lines and power poles, drones can generate the desired data within nine minutes. Finally, the image data obtained is suitable for automated evaluation, for example, using artificial intelligence, so that one can reliably detect even the slightest damage.