Insurance inspection drone kit launched to help commercial claims processing

Published: November 10, 2017

Updated: July 24, 2018

Author: Luke Jones



Betterview, and Insuretech startup firm that specializes in extracting data from drones and providing analysis on it has a new solution for insurers. The company has introduced a new commercial drone inspection package.

The package allows property insurance companies to inspect buildings more efficiently, for easier claims processing.

Now available in Canada, the package is pre-assembled by Betterview and is built on a DJI drone. It comes with software and training guides to “provide and out-of-the-box solution to capture, organizes and analyze imagery of buildings and properties,” Betterview said in a press release. “Betterview’s goal with its inspection package is to make it easier for insurers, inspection and claims adjusting companies to adopt drone technology.”

“The launch of Betterview’s drone inspection package for insurance was driven by market demand,” added Dave Tobias, chief operating officer and co-founder of Betterview. “Over the last year as the use cases of our software expanded within insurance, our clients started asking us more and more about providing a hardware and software solution. With our new insurance inspection kit, we’ll be with you every step of the way, whether you need help onboarding staff, assistance with drone hardware or have questions about report output,” explained Tobias.

Also included in the inspection kit is a drone from DJI, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 certification training (for small unmanned aircraft); a tablet and drone service kit; software for workflow and data management; artificial intelligence image analysis and professional reporting tools; and 3D maps, measurements and digital surface models.

“We are extremely pleased to have announced the release of Betterview’s insurance inspection kit,” said David Lyman, CEO and co-founder of Betterview, in the release. “The combination of our services, full stack software solution, and hardware from DJI will eliminate the need to deal with multiple vendors, and more importantly, make it easier to implement drone technology.”