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Drones on the Rise

Posted by Morgan Cassady on Apr 21, 2017 1:50:00 PM

In case you haven't noticed, but I am pretty sure you have, but the number of drones for commercial and personal use is on the rise. Technically, the FAA calls a drone an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). 

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Topics: Drones


Posted by Morgan Cassady on Jun 27, 2016 1:37:50 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted several new operating rules for the commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)—most commonly known as drones. These new rules go into effect August 2016 and are covered by the FAA's 333 Exemption and the Small UAS Rule (14CFR part 107). I have summarized a few of the main changes taking place in August; along with our initiatives.

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Topics: Underwriting Inspections, Technology, Exterior Inspection, Drones

Industry roundtable: Property inspections 2020

Posted by Morgan Cassady on Oct 7, 2015 4:43:00 PM

Chris Long, CIS Group's Vice President of National Accounts, was fortunate to be able to participate in an industry roundtable discussion hosted by Verirsik Analytics. The experts seem to be in consensus that by the year 2020 the very nature of how inspections are completed will change.

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Topics: Technology, Education, Information, Drones, Mobile Application

FAA Proposes Rules for Commercial Uses of Small Drones

Posted by Morgan Cassady on Feb 16, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Our customers continue to express interest regarding the use of drones in the claims and underwriting processes.  The FAA released a proposal over the weekend to govern future small drone usage, the highlights of which are: 

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Topics: Cameras, Technology, Education, Drones

Use of drones in underwriting and claim inspections?

Posted by Morgan Cassady on Jan 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

We get asked all the time about the use of drones in underwriting and claim inspections. Here’s a good article from BBC News about the state of the market – we continue to keep a close eye on this emerging technology and you can be certain we’ll be at the leading edge when the use of drones is practical, economical and efficient.

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Topics: Claims, Underwriting Inspections, Technology, Drones