Loveland Innovations, maker of advanced drone solutions for the P&C insurance industry, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of educational tools and services for insurance professionals, Vale Training.
This partnership allows Vale Training to use Loveland Innovations’ first-of-its kind autonomous drone inspection solution, IMGING™, as part of a new program designed to help insurance and roofing professionals understand how and when to use drone technology for roof and property inspections.
With drones as a part of their toolkit, these professionals can increase their inspection efficiency, ensure more consistency between inspections, and gather amazingly detailed roof and property photos, all from the safety of the ground.
“This is an industry first,” says Jim Loveland, Founder and CEO of Loveland Innovations. “Thousands of insurance professionals are ready to take advantage of the benefits drones can bring them but aren’t sure where to start. This partnership is the first big step toward teaching the next generation of insurance adjusters and roofing professionals how to incorporate the latest technology into their processes. We’re excited to partner with Vale to make this happen.”
The four-day course will take students through a variety of topics including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, how to fly and maneuver DJI® drones, as well as how to use IMGING, which allows drone pilots to create flight plans, capture high-resolution aerial imagery, and build reports using all the detailed roof and property information the drone captures. With these skills, insurance professionals can increase the number of daily inspections they can complete five-fold or more, without compromising quality.
“Vale has been a leader in training insurance professionals for decades and we recognize drones are an evolving and important tool,” says Douglas Dell, Vice President and Director of Vale Training. “Our partnership with Loveland Innovations will make it simple for insurance professionals to learn everything they need to know about drones so they can make inspections and claims documentation easier and more consistent. The program design is a unique blend of pre-work, classroom and field-based experiential learning that will ready claims professionals to optimize drone technology.”