drones for inspections and insurance claims
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Insurance companies have been flocking towards drones in 2017. Spurred on by catastrophic damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the southeastern United States, drones have been given an international stage to truly showcase their effectiveness.
In the wake of these disasters, drones were deployed in mass not just for insurance companies to help speed up claims but also for search and rescue efforts. A drone can survey roof damage in real-time and relay data to a claims agent’s phone, tablet computer, or any device with a WiFi connection. Using a drone to inspect a building after a loss is not only safer, but also more efficient. By deploying a drone, adjusters and underwriters can obtain the information they need approximately 10 times faster than before. In addition, drones can be operated at a much lower per-hour cost than manned inspection vehicles and offer the ability to collect data on a pre-programmed repeatable track, providing consistency in the inspection data and process.
ConnexiCore provides cutting edge video imagery technology by using drones for roof inspections nationwide. Our drone services are guaranteed to lower your operating costs by producing high quality aerial imagery you need to process a claim or underwriting inspection.
Inspections conducted by drones are cost effective, faster, and more detailed than traditional physical roof inspections. ConnexiCore Cloud inspections are easily integrated into your workflow and reports to reduce time and maximize efficiency. ConnexiCore Cloud serves the entire northeast region of the US and provides and manages a distributed network of qualified FAA licensed pilots for commercial inspection purposes for other regions nationwide. All flight plan inspections are fully insured and guaranteed by ConnexiCore at every job site.
ConnexiCore Cloud reduces the inspection cycle, enables claims to be settled faster, and provides detailed imagery for underwriting, and create a desk adjustment solution. Logically Drone inspections will improve your worker safety by providing accurate imagery regardless of weather conditions and put an end to the use of ladders for inspections. By accurately determining property conditions through high-quality imagery, you will be able to better analyze a property and make better decisions.
Global demand for drones in the insurance industry will reach a cumulative market value of $3.57 billion and a total shipment of over 1.55 million units for 2017-2025 including sales of (UAV) hardware, software, and service spending. This represents a continued and accelerating growth with two-digit CAGRs in terms of sales revenue as well as annual shipment of drones for insurance claims processing, risk assessments, property appraisal and others.
A typical roof inspection using a ladder takes about an hour. Inspections of multiple-story or steep roofs take even longer, and they often require specialists and extra equipment. A drone inspection captures the necessary images in 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the structure. A market leading insurance company used drones for spring storm damage claims that occurred this year. It took as few as four and a half days from when a customer reported damage for the company to issue a repair estimate (typically that process would take as much as 14 days). Speed is important because roofing contractors are booked quickly after a big storm hits. Using drones is also safer for insurance company employees. Giving claims adjusters a drone service that keeps them on the ground may be more expensive than giving them a ladder, but even one adjuster falling off a roof is one too many.
Whether you’re inspecting a new building or investigating an insurance claim, it’s important to capture accurate data quickly. Drone mapping is a powerful new tool for inspection — allowing you to safely and easily capture a high-resolution aerial view of a site in minutes. Back in the office, or out in the field, it’s easy to analyze high-fidelity reconstructions of sites, make measurements and share comments to help you make better and faster decisions. After a disaster, it’s important to clean up and rebuild, but it’s also critical to capture the site as it is so that the damage can be assessed. Drone mapping gives insurance companies a fast, easy way of accurately documenting the scene, preserving key details while letting the process of clean-up and reconstruction begin as quickly as possible.