“LAANC is going to be hugely beneficial to the insurance industry because they will be able to get drones up and running in a controlled airspace almost instantly,” said Nathan Stump, director of Product Marketing at Kespry.
Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year, Kespry helped insurance companies take aerial photos of damaged home rooftops. After snapping the pictures, the drone wirelessly transmits the images to data centers, where machine learning technology helps identify damage to homes.
Kespry now has over 170 mining and aggregates companies that are using its aerial intelligence platform. Kespry’s aggregates customers have flown 10,400 worksite missions measuring 223,000 stockpiles across 1.4 million acres.
“Not only is it safer and faster, but you get more data, as much as ten to a hundred times more data,” said Kespry CEO George Mathew. “This becomes a complete game changer for a lot of the industrial work that’s being accomplished today.”
Aerial intelligence solutions provider Kespry showcased the work of more than 170 aggregates customers at AGG1 in Houston, March 6-8. These organizations, including new Kespry aggregates customers CSA Materials, Stoneco of Michigan (a division of Oldcastle) and York Building Products, all use the Kespry industrial drone-based platform to manage stockpile inventories, plan mining operations and maximize revenue.
To date, Kespry says its aggregate customers have flown 10,400 worksite missions measuring 223,000 stockpiles across 1.4 million acres.
“Kespry enables us to give our customers an unbiased, thoroughly detailed report on their roof in a fraction of the time a conventional and potentially damaging inspection would take,” comments Phil Pratt, commercial consultant for the roofing company’s multifamily and commercial division.
“Using Kespry means more safety and saving time. It’s a huge pain to send somebody to the top of a rock stockpile and come down two or three hours later to end up with 15 topographical points, compared to the hundreds or thousands we get with the Kespry Drone," said Dan Liechty, project engineer, D&T.