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Drone Services

The J.S. Held Drone Program

As a pioneer recognized for embracing and driving new technology in the insurance industry, J.S. Held leads the way for productivity and responsiveness with the addition of its drone services. FAA certified consultants pilot highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art drones to quickly and efficiently inspect and scope project sites. These sites are often expansive, precarious, or are in otherwise inaccessible locations. By employing drone pilots, clients experience a quick and comprehensive solution that eliminates wasted time and often reduces operating expenses.

Drone Services Benefits:

Quicker Response Time: Clients experience more real time information. Drones remove the need to wait for ladders and man-lifts to arrive, permits for road closures, sites to cool after a fire, or for flood waters to recede. Pilots can almost immediately release a drone, offering clients a quicker turnaround for site inspections and loss photos.

Lower Expense: Drones triage multiple sites quickly, helping to prioritize the needs of the site. This process can also ensure that the proper amount of recommended professionals are assigned. There is no need to bring in specialists based on possibilities as initial fly overs may provide valuable assessment information.

Improved Safety: Pitched roofs, flooded sites, high-rise exterior facades, or otherwise hazardous conditions are inconsequential as consultants safely inspect otherwise inaccessible or hazardous sites or areas using drones.

Enhanced Data: Experience increased image quality from unprecedented vantage points as our high performance drones shoot sharp, clean 4k 60P videos and up to 20 M images.   Underwriting Assistance: As part of the underwriting process, request the services of a drone to take high resolution photos of a site. If a loss occurs, the drone can take post-loss photos for an accurate analysis of the damage and comparison to the documented pre-loss condition.

Request Drone Services For:

  • Building Collapse
  • Building Fire
  • Hail & Wind Damage
  • Storm Damage
  • Roof Damage
  • Difficult to Access Sites
    • Stadiums
    • Marine Docks
  • CAT Response
  • Golf Courses
  • Underwriting Assistance
  • High Rise Exterior Facades
  • Structural Concerns
  • Large Civil Losses
    • Highways
    • Infrastructure

For more information on how your assignments can benefit from our drone services, please contact Keegan Petty, Drone Program Service Lead at (425) 270-3150 or kpetty@jsheld.com.

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