After examining 2017 storm-related drone data and interviewing insurance employees, we concluded there are five critical drone takwaways and best practices insurance companies need to keep in mind going forward as they consider their responses to future catastrophes.
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Experienced field surveyors independently measured 13 roofs using traditional survey methods, while independent pilots flew autonomous Kespry UAVs over these roofs to capture images and generate 3D models.
Kespry provides an aerial intelligence platform integrated with cloud storage to streamline insurance claims and help analysts better grasp the scope of a disaster.
Kespry says drones “dramatically decrease claim cycle times,” allowing insurers to settle three times as many claims per day while reducing overall costs. Kespry technology is used in a number of different types of damage claims, including farm damage after storms.
One factor that has significantly helped Farmers in its handling of the Harvey situation is its new relationship with Kespry. The use of aerial technology has greatly increased the company’s efficiency.
Farmers Insurance, the third largest property insurer in Texas and part of Zurich Insurance Group AG, plans to use Kespry drones to assess damage in a joint effort with on-the-ground claims adjusters. Kespry drones fit in a suitcase-size carrying case packed in the trunk of a claims adjuster’s car.