Ware FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about warehouse drones and inventory automation

Most questions below can be answered by our team and tailored to your operation and facility by submitting this form.

Is my warehouse compatible with Ware?

The Ware system is most compatible with warehouses that have the following characteristics:

  • Pallets stored on single-deep racks with reserve/overstock locations
  • LPN's (license plates/pallet ID's) on every pallet, visible from the aisles
    • Barcodes/QR codes
  • Wide enough aisles for drones to operate in (typically 6-feet wide but in some cases down to 5-feet).

Use the Warehouse Compatibility Checker to determine how compatible your facility is.

Fill out this form to submit your warehouse configuration and get started with Ware.

Does Ware work with bulk/floor/lane storage locations?

Currently, the Ware system is only compatible with inventory on pallet racking.

Does the Ware system count cases/eaches in pick locations?

No, but this is on our roadmap. Contact us for more details.

Does Ware support multi-deep pallet racking?

Ware can support multi-deep racking for certain facilities but is dependent on operational requirements. Contact us to learn more.

How much does Ware cost?

Ware provides warehouse inventory automation as a service. We work with our customers to tailor an inventory tracking program for their unique operations and charge annual fees. We do not sell drones.

Fill out this form to submit your warehouse configuration and get started with Ware.

How long does it take to integrate Ware in my warehouse?

Integrating Ware is relatively simple compared to other inventory automation technology and robotics. Because our product is so smart, we're able to deploy into new facilities completely remotely, with no boots on the ground. There are 2 general types of integration and deployment:

  1. Pilot — setup time + 30-day duration
  2. Fully-integrated Deployment

How long can the drones fly?

We encourage our customers to focus more on their operational cycle counting goals than fixating on how long the drones can fly. First understand how many locations your cycle counting/inventory tracking operation covers today, then determine if you want Ware's system to meet or exceed that frequency.

One drone flight on a single battery can last up to 20 minutes and covers approximately 120 standard, racked pallet locations.

How many locations can a drone cover in a single flight?

Great question! Ware's drones can cover up to 120 standard, racked pallet locations in a single flight. Ware provides as many batteries as needed (typically 4 per drone) to keep your drones flying as often as you need them to.

How many drones do I need for my facility?

That depends on a few main factors:

  1. The number of locations to be scanned
  2. The desired frequency of full scans (i.e. full coverage every month)
  3. Your budget and operational constraints

One full Ware drone system starts at $2,995 per month.

Does Ware support RFID?

No. We typically don't encounter facilities that use RFID as a core technology for inventory tracking or cycle counting.

Do I need a pilot's license or Part 107 certificate from the FAA to use Ware? Are there any aviation regulations to comply with?

Because all drone flights take place indoors, Ware flight operations are not governed by FAA regulations in the USA. You do not need a pilot's license or certification to deploy drones in your warehouse. Ware drones fly themselves, there are no complicated controls, joysticks, or flight methods to master.

You are responsible for understanding your own country's regulations on indoor drone operations.

How is Ware different than competitors?

We don't make drones—we make drones work. Ware is not a "drone" company—we have a laser-focus on delivering accurate inventory report results so our customers can achieve positive-ROI, faster. Ware is the only inventory automation company partnered with Skydio, an American company who make the world's smartest, fully-autonomous drone, Skydio 2.

Ware's competitors either attempt to make their own drones—spending significant time and resources to try and do so, or they use drones from DJI, a Chinese company who was placed on the U.S. Entity List. DJI drones are not designed to fly autonomously indoors so they must be hacked and modified in order to provide value. This means that all of their limitations and high integration costs are passed along to you, the customer.