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Exploring Drone Data For Insurance – In Every Industry

May 13, 2020

No matter your field of work, drone technology is proven to expedite and simplify insurance processes. While insurance documentation is often a tedious task, the perks provided by a specialized drone software reduces the time spent on surveying and guarantees an accurate result. Without having to walk a field, job site, or property, adjusters can instead spend their limited time and resources on other projects.

Likewise, as an individual consumer, frequently photographing your area supplies a fool-proof system of record when it comes to receiving an insurance payout. We’ve broken down the top use cases for drone technology in insurance based on your industry below.



With farms sometimes spanning hundreds of acres, insurance adjusters have a sizeable task to fulfill when manually inspecting a property. Instead of relying on outdated satellite imagery or expensive aircraft, a drone can be flown over the affected area to determine a precise location of the issue. By using NDVI cameras, you can create crop zones to separate the healthy from damaged crops. With weather damage being a significant issue for farmers, a drone software provides a bird’s-eye view, reducing the amount of time spent scouting and leaving both parties satisfied with a data-driven estimate.



In construction, time is of the essence. After periodically photographing your job site, this imagery combined with measurements can be turned into 3D models that identify problem areas quickly. It is imperative to catch roof or structure damage early on, and providing this information to your insurance adjuster prevents issues intensifying down the road. In an active construction site, this process is also much safer.



Drone footage renders excellent evidence for insurance claims. While it’s nearly impossible to see an entire property with the human eye, a drone can buzz through a site in no time. Hard-to-see spaces, primarily underground, can be observed via drone, and when equipped with night vision cameras, this is even easier. Whether relating to safety or compliance, these claims are backed-up with precise, clear-cut drone imagery.


Energy, Oil, and Gas

Similar use cases to mining are those in the energy sector. Drone uses here primarily pertain to collecting evidence for insurance claims, such as equipment or asset damage. The benefit of using a drone for such cases is that the entire site can continue operating while these assets are being inspected, saving time and money. In a potentially unsafe working environment, a drone can remove a worker from a dangerous situation.


Roofing and Property Management

Using a drone to fulfill insurance claims has a host of use cases in this industry. With a drone’s viewpoint, roof, pavement, HVAC systems, landscaping, and exterior building issues can be examined and photographed quickly. Within DroneDeploy software, these benefits are expanded on with the ability to tag users, write comments, take measurements, and revisit issues. Insurance adjusters or property managers can also check if a building is up to code.

In every industry, insurance adjusters can utilize drones to evaluate property, assets, or weather damage. By removing the need for additional workers, a site shutdown, or longer inspection hours, you save time and money in the process.

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