Digital transformation on drone based roof measurement and data capturing

Overview


Industry: Insurance & Survey

Services: Digital transformation, Web & Mobile development, API integration, cloud storage, AI

Year: 2020

Digital Transformation in Roof Measurement along drone

Providing the customer with a comprehensive end-to-end digital solution, including drone-based aerial photographs, AI-based digital image processing, and API connectivity for real-time data exchange between users, drones, and applications.

Introduction

About Project

The project involved providing a complete end to end solution for the company so that they can efficiently take orders from clients using an user friendly interface, transfer the data to drones in deployment, gather the images and measurements and process them using AI and generate reports which can be shared across platforms and stakeholders using API integration.

Client

It is a patented technology company dealing with drone based roof measurement and data capturing to analyze and insure damage to roofs of buildings due to natural phenomenon.

Validating the hypothesis for a business case

Roof measurement has never been an easy affair for general people as well as the insurance companies and there are a lot of challenges in conventional approaches such as DYI drawing tools, satellite images, Aerial imagery etc. and they will not make any difference when time and quality of work are prime considerations. A revamped and scalable technology and digital solution was very much needed and to accomplish the demands, Patented Drone based imagery with AI, integrated with real time data capturing, storage and sharing through cloud network and API integration was proposed.

Solution to address the challenges

  • There was a lack of a complete digital solution including web and mobile applications to take orders from various roof insurance companies and provide them real time roof measurement solutions. We presented a complete end to end platform with latest technological integrations to make the overall experience flawless.
  • AI based imagery: The imagery is of highest resolution, less than a fraction of an inch, meaning better pixels per inch contrary to conventional resolutions as poor as a few inches between each pixel. Also the technology used is 99% accurate when it comes to drone report measurements. Icing on the cake is the simplistic and easy to use interface and digital platform for the consumers as well as the insurance companies to use the technology on a real time basis.
  • As per the pricing options chosen by the user, reports ranging from as basic as Area, Pitch, Perimeter measurements, linear measurements and display of segments to as specific as Building code, Material list, waste and vent calculations can be generated in customized formats. For successful insurance claims, it is not just good enough to get ordering numbers of materials but also numbers that help in justifying the cost of the claim including; High Pitched areas and Steep. The reports, generated using the software, provide data which are claims estimation friendly. Conventional DIY solutions are outdated in these regards.
  • The user can even order reports for multiple locations simultaneously. And to improve the efficiency and speed, we have come up with an indigenous online marketplace that hires freelance diagrammers who instantly draw out the outlines and expedite the report generation process which involves some amount of manual intervention.

Key Highlights Of Solutions

Creating and running an online marketplace is a different challenge altogether. There are many players in the industry and to have a competitive advantage one needs to have a robust digital platform and professional yet secure interface. Finding buyers and sellers is a primary challenge and is addressed by the help of an extensive directory of enterprises from different sectors and countries. APIs have been developed to connect seller’s ERP directly into the system and a robust Negotiation system ensures that demand-supply matching happens on a real time basis to make the process of transaction as smooth as possible.

Technology Used

Project Result

The client has emerged as a reputed and trusted name in providing 3rd party evaluation for roof insurance companies as well as direct consumers, thanks to the claims estimating-friendly reports generated through best in the industry technology and digital solution provided by Metricoid. It has gained significant customer requirements in a very short period of its operation and the growth is exponential.



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