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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Mobile technology is rapidly changing the way companies conduct business. As a field based organization, CIS Group is taking full advantage of the gains in efficiency and quality achieved by mobile devices. With onboard GPS, high-resolution cameras, and high-speed internet access, today’s tablets and smart phones are the complete “tool bag” for field inspectors.Read More »
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:Read More »
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.