REIN Collaborates with Measure to Give Drone Operators Access to Insurance

Commercial drone operators will be able to access customizable coverage, as integrated within Measure’s Ground Control app.

(Image credit: Herney Gómez.), a digital drone risk management platform created by REIN (Chapel Hill, N.C.), has announced its collaboration with Measure, a provider of aerial intelligence solutions. The collaboration will enable commercial drone operators, from small business to enterprise, to access customizable coverage options that match their unique operational and organizational needs, as integrated within Measure’s Ground Control app, according to a statement from REIN.

Christopher Dean, CEO, REIN.

“As commercial drone applications soar to widespread adoption, it’s becoming increasingly critical for commercial drone operators to streamline their operations,” comments Christopher Dean, CEO, REIN. “This integration is focused on empowering businesses, operating drone fleets of all sizes, to quickly view and manage the tools they need to ensure operational success, including hardware, flight planning software, safety and risk management solutions.” reports that it takes a tiered approach to coverage, allowing drone operators to protect against risks both on the ground and in the air. Starting with Base Coverage, operators can protect their ground operations. Then, to match the commercial drone industry’s variable and seasonal workflow, drone operators can add on-demand Flight Coverage for as little as a day, or as long as a year, and select the liability limit that best suits their business needs. Drone operators can also add coverage for sensors and ground equipment such as base stations.

Brandon Declet, CEO and Co-Founder, Measure.

“Measure has been on a mission to provide users with turnkey aerial intelligence solutions including inspections, program management, drone data analyses, pilot training, and advisory services across a myriad of industries, such as energy, construction, and public safety,” says Brandon Declet, CEO and co-founder, Measure. “Adding integrated access to customizable drone insurance through addresses an unmet need that will substantially improve the overall experience of Measure’s Ground Control users.”

The Measure Ground Control app enables commercial drone operators to manage people and equipment; plan flights; collect, analyze and store data; and track commercial drone operations at scale. As a result of the collaboration, users will be able to access through Measure’s Ground Control app on iOS where they can view their active policies or manage their coverages through the portal. is available throughout the United States except in New York, Kentucky, Illinois and Minnesota. Insurance services are provided by Acend Insurance Solutions, LLC (AIS; Chapel Hill, N.C.), a licensed surplus lines producer in all 50 U.S. States.

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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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