Whilst locals and tourists alike are drawn to Australia’s picturesque beauty, natural wonders, diverse climate and awe inspiring landscape, our reputation as being “the lucky country” can sometimes brought undone, no-thanks to natural disasters of all too often epic proportion. From cyclones, tropical storms and floods that envelope areas the size of other countries, to devastating bushfires covering hundreds of square kilometres (not to mention the occasional earthquake), Australians can at times be taken by surprise by Mother Nature.
Nevertheless, we Australians are renowned worldwide for our “no worries” attitude. When these things happen, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get ready to start all over again. For those with adequate insurance cover, that job is made just a little bit easier.
GPS assisted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) with collision protection and active camera stabilisation are helping insurance companies cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time by speeding up the assessment of damage to homes, businesses and other infrastructure, in the unfortunate event of one of these incidents occurring. Using aerial footage, insurance company assessors can see first-hand damage to property, facilitating faster assessment and quicker payouts.
Faster decision-making not only saves time, but can also save money, as further damage or decay can be prevented if repairs are performed sooner.
Using footage from both our standard high-resolution cameras and our thermal imaging cameras, loss adjusters are presented with greater detail upon which to base their assessment. Thermal imaging cameras can help to detect the extent of water or fire damage to a building from the air, allowing assessments to be made even if buildings remain inaccessible from the ground, or are considered too dangerous to inspect from within.
In the event of large scale disasters, National Drones is able to mobilise its entire team of fully insured, licensed and experienced UAV Controllers to arrive onsite from within a couple of hours to just a couple of days. GIS tagged images can be uploaded directly to the insurer within a matter of minutes following arrival at location, footage that could also potentially assist SES with identifying buildings and property in urgent need of protection from further elements (see also “Emergency Services”).
Call us today to book a free demonstration to discover how using one of National Drones’ fully insured, licensed and experienced UAV controllers can help you cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time in your Insurance Assessment role today.