Betterview Releases Out-of-the-Box Drone Solution for Commercial Property Insurance

Designed to ease insurers’ adoption of drones for inspections and claims, the single-vendor package includes software, FAA certification training and repair service.

(Image source: DJI.)

Betterview (San Francisco), provider of a technology platform for drone-based building and property inspections, has released a commercial drone inspection package for insurers. The pre-assembled package includes a DJI drone, software, and training to provide what the vendor calls an out-of-the-box solution to capture, organize and analyze imagery of buildings and properties.  Betterview’s goal with its inspection package is to make it easier for insurers, inspection and claims adjusting companies to adopt drone technology.

David Lyman, CEO and Co-Founder, Betterview.

“The launch of Betterview’s drone inspection package for insurance was driven by market demand,” comments Dave Tobias, COO & Co-Founder, 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.”

Betterview’s insurance inspection kit provides a choice of drones from the leading drone manufacturer DJI, as well as other benefits that include the following:

  • FAA Part 107 Certification Training
  • Tablet and Drone Service Kit
  • Software for Workflow & Data Management
  • Artificial Intelligence Image Analysis & Professional Reporting Tools
  • 3D Maps, Measurements & Digital Surface Models

Betterview says it will also quickly ship replacement equipment when needed. The service is intended to remove the complication of users figuring out what to do if something breaks and needs service, and also ensures that inspectors, risk engineers and claims adjustors can get back to work with little to no delay, according to the vendor. Betterview also says that design of the offering also eases upgrading to the latest hardware. Betterview’s customers no longer have to worry about being left behind when a new, better drone hits the market.

Dave Tobias, COO & Co-Founder, Betterview.

Eliminating the Need to Deal with Multiple Vendors

“We are extremely pleased to have announced the release of Betterview’s insurance inspection kit,” comments David Lyman, CEO & Co-Founder, Betterview.  “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.”

The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida showed demonstrated the utility of drones to expedite the claims process, Lyman notes.  “With our insurance inspection package, we’ll immediately take care of getting FAA clearance or obtaining waivers to fly in controlled airspace when a catastrophe occurs,” he says.  “For example, the hurricanes in Texas and Florida caused a significant amount of damage to properties in controlled airspace by airports. Our staff was able to get FAA clearances, usually within 24 hours, allowing our clients to capture real-time, high-resolution imagery for analysis and claims resolution.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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