|1 September 2016|

USA

American insurance giant Allstate has used drone technology for assessing hail-damaged homes in Texas.

Regulatory changes introduced in the country this week allowed the company to capitalise on the benefits offered by flying robots, which can assess an area affected by a natural disaster quicker than people can.

“Our customers have been very receptive and interested in this innovative use of technology and how it will help shape the way we identify damage in the future,” says Allstate Chief Claims Officer Glenn Shapiro. “We have been active in the drone space and researching use cases for a while now, but to test drones with our customers who have actual storm damage is a big step forward.”