Drones could revolutionise the claims and recovery process for the insurance industry, according to Parker Beauchamp, the CEO of insurance firm Inguard.
He claims that the introduction of drones in to the sector would mean systems would work more efficiently and relief would get to victims far more quickly. He predicts that drones could be used for safely assessing the damage at the scene of a natural disaster such as a flood or earthquake.
“An adjuster could gain a detailed look at a disaster zone from the convenience and safety of an off-site location,” he said. “Without the time and resources needed to travel, navigate broken transportation ways and assess large areas, adjusters could utilise drones to expedite the assessment and claims process.”
He also predicts that drones may help the industry to tackle smaller scale incidents such as car crashes or personal injury cases in the future – reducing the amount of time and resource needed to help a policy holder recover after a loss.
Drones are already being adopted by a wide range of businesses and industries - from filming sporting events to last mile delivery – and Beauchamp believes it is now the insurance industry’s turn to embrace this technology.