With the commercial unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) industry evolving, the issue of insurance has been thrust into the forefront as a key component for certified remote pilots who seek to build a reputable business model. One company has emerged to provide an on-demand insurance options to solve this part of the equation. Verifly offers $1,000,000 of smartphone app-based, on-demand drone liability insurance for a 1/4 operating radius around a fixed GPS point. The cost is ty
SUMMARY: Allstate Insurance, one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S., is finding that using UAS drones to survey rooftops on homes is as good, if not better, than traditional inspection methods and can actually help expedite the claims process and lead to increased cost savings.
PROBLEM: Intense hailstorms from April to June severely damaged the roofs on over 20 homes covered by Allstate. The homes are located just outside of San Antonio, Texas. Initially, Allsta