drones for inspections and insurance claims

problems we solve

  • Improve Real Time Monitoring
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    Improve Workflow Efficiency
  • Enable Faster Tracking of Assets
  • Communicate Progress Faster
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    Catch Conflicts Sooner
  • Identify Hazards and Enhance Safety
  • Mitigate Dirty, Dangerous, and Dull Jobs
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    Identify Trends — Good or Bad

Global demand for drones in the insurance industry is projected to reach a cumulative market value of $3.57 billion and a total shipment of over one and a half million (1.5M) units through to 2025, including sales of (UAV) hardware, software, and service spending. This represents a continued and accelerating growth in the industry for necessary insurance claims processing, risk assessments, property appraisal and others.

source: Drones for Insurance Industry: Global Market Research, Forecast, and Strategy 2016-2025

Insurance companies have been widely embracing drone technology in 2018. Spurred by catastrophic damage from recent hurricanes and other weather events in the United States alone, drones have been given an international stage to truly showcase their effectiveness.

In the wake of these disasters, drones were deployed en masse 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 adjuster's smartphone, 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 in a fraction of the time it would have taken 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 using drones are cost effective, faster, and much more detailed than traditional physical roof inspections. ConnexiCore inspections are easily integrated into your workflow and reports in order to reduce time and maximize efficiency. ConnexiCore serves the entire northeast region of the US and provides a distributed network of qualified FAA licensed pilots for commercial inspection purposes for other regions nationwide with all flight plan inspections fully insured and guaranteed by ConnexiCore.

ConnexiCore shortens the inspection cycle, enables claims to be settled more quickly, and provides detailed imagery for underwriting, creating a total desk adjustment solution. Drone inspections also improve safety by providing accurate imagery regardless of weather conditions and removes need for the worker to climb ladders, thereby increasing worker safety. By accurately determining property conditions through high-quality imagery, you will be able to better analyze a property and make better decisions as to how to effect repairs.

inspection examples

Roof Damage

Bridge Infrastructure

Utility Lines

Natural Disaster

Sink Hole

Fire Damage

roof inspections

Where a typical roof inspection using a ladder takes about an hour and inspections of multiple-story or steep roofs even longer, and requiring specialists and extra equipment, a drone inspection can captures the necessary images in less than half the time, 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, with the same estimate using conventional methods taking as much as two weeks or longer. 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 safely on the ground may seem more expensive than conventional techniques, however all will agree that the long term increase in safety margin is well worth it, since just one accident can de-rail productivity and bring the inspection to a halt. 

Whether you’re inspecting a new building or investigating an insurance claim, it’s important to capture accurate information quickly. Drone mapping is a powerful new tool for inspections, 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 these highly detailed reconstructions of sites, make measurements, and share comments to help you make better and quicker decisions. After a disaster, it is paramount to clean up and rebuild, but it is 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 allowing the process of clean-up and reconstruction to begin as quickly as possible.