Drones

A drone can take pictures and video of areas that are difficult or dangerous to reach, such as steep or wet roofs. This can allow the adjuster to determine if a physical inspection is needed. Using a drone can greatly reduce the potential for work related injuries.

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Data captured by drones can be used later to further analyze or justify a claim decision.

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Drones can make adjusting safer and easier. As a result, claims can be processed quicker. Policyholders get paid sooner and you can work more claims (more money! ).

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You can get an adequate drone in the $700 to $1,000 price range. Keep in mind this industry is in it’s infancy and significant improvements are happening almost daily. So think adaptability with regards to upgrading software and hardware components.

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The Future

Do you need a drone today? No. But start investigating them. Also start checking into the different types of training and certification. This area of adjusting is moving rapidly and having the skills and education to effectively pilot a drone will increase your value to Adjuster Firms.

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Are drones going to replace Adjusters? No. There are a lot of factors when working a claim and evaluating the loss that a drone is simply incapable of doing. The human factor is always going to be needed to ensure an accurate assessment.

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Someday, the range of a reasonably priced drone, will allow an adjuster to go to a loss site in advance of actually deploying. This can eliminate a lot of unnecessary travel and make an adjuster more efficient. Also viewing a disaster area in advance of arrival will help in logistics planning, by seeing road closures and detours, etc.

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