Insurances & expert opinions

Our UAV services in the field of insurance & expert opinions at a glance:

  • Visual condition recording and damage recording using UAVs

    • High-resolution aerial images for documenting the actual condition of damage to objects and buildings.
    • High-resolution videos from the air for documenting actual conditions and for visualisation
  • Three-dimensional condition recording and three-dimensional documentation of actual conditions

    • 3D damage recording using drones by means of colour point clouds, 3D views and panoramas
    • Point clouds as a result of 3D damage documentation
  • Surveying, 3D modelling and 2D drawings based on UAV point clouds

    • Data gathering and 3D surveying for damage recording
    • Data gathering and 3D surveying for accident reconstruction
    • Data gathering and documentation of environmental and severe-weather damage
    • Georeferenced orthomosaic photos of the earth surface in a wide variety of scales and resolutions
    • 3D modelling, 3D visualisations and 2D drawings for the depiction of the actual condition

Condition recording and documentation of actual conditions

Condition recording and documentation of the actual condition for value determination using current images and current data

Actual conditions and damage to buildings and objects can be recorded using drones within the shortest possible time. Images and/or 3D measurement data from the air also show inaccessible areas, which could otherwise only be reached with considerable difficulty and high costs. All of this demonstrates the key advantages of information logging using drones for asset value-determination. The current status of objects that are to be insured can therefore be documented in a transparent and legal manner. In conjunction with a LiDAR scanner (laser scanning) on the ground, interior spaces, installations and equipment can also be recorded in colour and in three dimensions. In the event of damage and insurance claims, up-to-date 3D data records can be compared with data from the first log, and then analysed and evaluated. This enables differences (difference comparisons) and images of damage after a fire, a flood, a storm or any other type of destruction to be analysed and documented in detail.

Damage recordings per drone using up-to-date images and data

The documentation and analysis of insurance cases is made significantly easier through the use of drones. Data material obtained from the air makes a significant contribution to finding results and making decisions, shortens processes and also saves on costs. Even difficult-to-access and large-scale objects/areas can be captured for condition recording with ease. Data material and images gathered by us can be used for more precise analyses in order to draw conclusions about what damage has actually occurred, possible causes and effects. Ideally, an initial 3D log (e.g. point cloud or 3D model) will be available. In the event of damage or an insurance claim, this can then be compared with the latest condition to document differences and to determine the extent of damage.

High-resolution aerial images for documenting damage to objects and buildings using recent images

Our high-resolution aerial images, taken using our UAVs, are ideal for the analysis and documentation of damage, destruction, insurance objects and any kind of accidents. Through discussions held in advance, we can narrow down the exact type of pictures you require for your purposes – different angles, flight altitudes, qualities and precisely reproduced flights (GPS-supported) for multiple or later points in time pose no problem at all. We fly outdoors, but also in concealed spaces, in buildings, and underground, such as in tunnels.

High-resolution videos from the air for documenting actual conditions, for visualisation and for recording up-to-date images

With detail-rich moving images from the air, the latest incidents, accidents and damage can be optimally depicted and can be presented in the simplest way. For this reason, we supply you with high-resolution video material (Full HD – 4K) and images with SLR camera quality (24MP) from the air. The transmission of live images poses no problem at all, and in acute cases, such as fires, is actually very helpful in evaluating situations on site so that appropriate damage-limitation measures can be taken.

Three-dimensional condition recording and documentation

Data gathering and 3D surveying for accident reconstruction

For reconstruction and documentation, up-to-date aerial images of accident spots can be created quickly and true-to-scale using UAVs, which can subsequently be used by police, public prosecutors, specialists and insurance companies. the circumstances of an accident and the order of events can be reconstructed using the recordings taken with multicopters. Viewing angles, for example, can be readjusted based on 3D data and 3D views, and all scenarios can be simulated. We gather all of this data using UAVs, even in sensitive, difficult-to-access and remote accident spots.

Data gathering and documentation of environmental and severe-weather damage

In order to ensure quick visibility and documentation of damage and insurance claims as a result of natural disasters and severe weather, we deploy our UAVs for obtaining aerial recordings. The use of drones is cost-effective, precise and they can be deployed quickly – this way all damage can be documented and the affected areas can be surveyed with centimetre precision. True-to-scale aerial images provide important information for insurance companies and specialist assessors and are used for the visualisation and determination of the extent of damage. All scenarios can be simulated and reconstructed using the obtained 3D data and 3D views. Volume and quantity surveying is also effortlessly possible.

UAV use in forensics for gathering important, up-to-date data

Our multicopters are used in forensics for the creation of aerial images for the preservation of evidence, crime scene documentation and surveying. Since quick results are often of huge importance, with our versatile UAVs we are set up to act quickly, flexibly and at very short notice to gather data at the location.

Three-dimensional surveying, 3D modelling and 2D drawings

Orthomosaic photos

Orthomosaic photos, or orthophotos for short, refer to distortion-free images of the earth’s surface or surfaces such as façades, plots of land, roofs and fields. The images are aligned with each other precisely by means of bundle adjustment. Furthermore, all distortion arising during the creation of the image material is removed. This enables the correct depiction of damage (true to scale) and highly detail-rich documentation of actual conditions following damage or an insurance claim.

Volume calculation and quantity surveying for damage analysis

With our drones, we are able to record large spaces three-dimensionally in an efficient, contact-free and high-precision manner in order to be able to survey and analyse them. We produce a 3D point cloud out of the images captured during a flight (photogrammetry) or laser scanning data, on the basis of which we perform an exact volume and quantity calculation of actual conditions. By means of two flights at different times, we can document an exact delta (difference comparison) of the volume or quantity change caused by severe weather or other damage. Target/actual comparisons are also effortlessly possible.

3D modelling, 3D visualisation and 2D plan creation

Large 3D raw data quantities of inaccessible or large-scale areas can be captured from the air within the shortest possible time using UAV photogrammetry or UAV LiDAR scanning and be subjected to further digital processing. We take on the evaluation and modelling of raw 3D data based on point clouds (taken from terrestrial laser scanners on the ground). We use our point clouds, or those provided by others, to draw high-precision 2D plans or to create 3D CAD models or 3D mesh models based on your specifications. This means accidents, damage and their spatial extent can be depicted digitally and true-to-scale and then further processed or analysed.

The options for using 3D models and 3D CAD data is diverse. Dimensions can be collected, calculations performed and analyses conducted in conjunction with available data. The 3D models are also ideal for visualising damage to buildings, as well as cataloguing damage to objects or large-scale areas (e.g. roofs of industrial halls, forests or agricultural areas). Also the creation of virtual tours, panoramas and views for administrators and/or specialist assessors is feasible. As a result, objects can be accessed virtually and safely in order to obtain a visual impression of accidents, damage situations and environments.

Damage recoding using drones with up-to-date images and data explained in detail

Depending on the situation in hand, the recording of conditions and the gathering of data for insurance reports can turn into a highly complex project. In order to be able to depict even difficult-to-access and large-scale objects in a realistic manner, we use drones in the air for recording conditions from above. In insurance cases, accidents and damage can thus be documented and analysed quickly and reliably. Depending on requirements, high-resolution images, videos, a point cloud, orthomosaic photos (true to scale) or even 3D models can be chosen for output.

In the case of large and/or very expensive objects, for the purpose of evaluating an object it always makes sense – and is recommended before the ending of the insurance policy at the very latest – to take a colour 3D data record (3D point cloud) for condition recording using a drone (in conjunction with LiDAR scanners on the ground, if necessary). In the event of insurance claims – due to fire, flooding / water damage or even destruction, for example – you are then able to compare with the previously recorded actual condition. Changes, differences and damage can then be visualised and documented almost effortlessly, which is necessary for the efficient and precise determination of the extent of damage.

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