Grinnell Mutual using Kespry drones and aerial intelligence platform for roof inspections

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Grinnell Mutual, a property casualty insurance company and the nation’s largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies, is using Kespry’s UAS and aerial intelligence platform for residential and commercial property roof inspections.

Using Kespry’s technology, Grinnell Mutual takes detailed, high-resolution photos that are rapidly blended into single, composite 3-D images of roofs. Combined with aerial intelligence and machine learning-based algorithmic assessments made in the Kespry Cloud, the images help Grinnell Mutual’s adjusters determine storm-related damage so that they can make the most accurate claims decisions possible.

“What’s nice about the Kespry system is we can knock out an average inspection within about 15 minutes,” says Chuck Tremain, Property Large Loss specialist, Grinnell Mutual.

“Without a drone, a roof inspection can take up to two hours. With the drone, I have the data right there. I can look at it on-site and actually make some decisions on the spot, which is nice.”

Tremain adds, “our policyholders and contractors have trusted the data and found that it is accurate. It makes us feel like we’re doing our job and getting policyholders taken care of. We’re making good on the promise we make to our policyholders.”

Using UAS for these inspections not only improves customer service, but they also provide safety benefits, as roof inspections typically require climbing tall ladders and walking across unstable surfaces. UAS inspections eliminate these risks.

“Both Grinnell Mutual employees and customers are experiencing the benefits of using Kespry to enhance accuracy and dramatically decrease claim cycle times,” says George Mathew, CEO, Kespry.

“Our platform delivers incredibly high-resolution, accurate aerial imagery and unbiased reports, creating transparency and trust among everyone involved in Grinnell Mutual’s claims cycle. We’re incredibly pleased to play a role in enhancing how Grinnell Mutual conducts inspections for the better.”