Ware FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about warehouse drones and inventory automation

Most questions below can be answered by submitting your warehouse configuration by filling out 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

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

Does Ware work with bulk storage locations?

Currently, the Ware system operates best when focusing on pallets stored in racking.

Does the Ware system count pick locations?

No.

Does Ware support multi-deep pallet racking?

Ware can support multi-deep racking for certain facilities but is dependent on certain operational requirements.

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 an annual fee. 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. Because our product is so smart, we're able to deploy into new facilities completely remotely, with no boots on the ground. There are 3 general phases of integration:

  1. Demo — 1 to 2 weeks
  2. Pilot (optional) — 2 to 4 weeks
  3. Full deployment — 3 to 6 weeks

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.

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

Great question! Ware's drones can cover from 100 to 120 single-deep, standard pallet, racked locations in a single flight.

How many drones do I need for my facility?

That depends on a few factors:

  • The number of locations to be scanned
  • The amount of flight time (hours) the drones are able to operate each week
  • The desired frequency of full scans (i.e. full coverage every 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. 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.

How is Ware different than competitors?

Ware is not a "drone" company—we have a laser-focus on AI and delivering inventory report results so our customers can achieve positive-ROI, faster. We don't make drones—we make drones work. 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. 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.