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Allstate Insurance Uses Drones to Assess Damage After Hurricanes

Kelsey Davis, Manager, Digital Media, Consumer Technology Association
In the wake of several devastating hurricanes, insurance companies are looking to assess damage and make their inspections in the most efficient and safest way possible. That’s where drone technology comes in.

Allstate (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) first used drones in Texas to inspect hail-damaged houses in the fall of 2016 and have deployed the technology again after Hurricane Harvey. Drones  allow insurance professionals to see images of the damaged homes, sometimes even in real time. Using this technology helps keep inspectors safe and save time for their customers – drones allow adjusters to inspect 10 or more homes per day, when traditional methods can only accommodate three homes per day.

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