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How Drone Solutions Are Powering the Future of Solar Energy [Updated August, 2021]
How Drone Solutions Are Powering the Future of Solar Energy [Updated August, 2021] 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Drones and solar energy. Two powerhouse innovations that have individually had great impacts on industry and societal advancement, but together, have taken the world by storm. Drones have quickly become key players in the rise of renewable energy, dominating the solar sector by improving efficiency and reducing creation costs. They are being utilized in many ways across the solar space,…

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How to Calculate the Value of Adopting Drones for Solar Site Surveys
How to Calculate the Value of Adopting Drones for Solar Site Surveys 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Are you a site surveyor or manager considering adopting drone technology for site surveys? If so, this article is for you. The number one reason organizations adopt new technologies is to increase efficiency and it is no different for solar installers. Drone software for solar designers and surveyors can skyrocket your team’s productivity. We’ll look…

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Four Drone Deployment Strategies for Insurance Carriers
Four Drone Deployment Strategies for Insurance Carriers 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Drones In Insurance Claims Insurance carriers take a methodical approach to adopting new technologies that alter existing workflows. The COVID-19 pandemic is compressing traditional proof-of-concept trials and phased rollouts and accelerating digital adoption across the P & C insurance sector. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced the Part 107 licensing program for commercial flying of drones in 2016. In the years since, the use of drones in…

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You Bought a Drone for Your Roofing Business, Now What? 
You Bought a Drone for Your Roofing Business, Now What?  1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Do you still think drones in roofing are just for taking cool marketing pics? If so, you are missing out. A drone can be much more than a flying camera. If you’ve purchased a drone for your business, the next step is to pair it with the right software solution and take your business to…

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How a Drone Solar Site Survey Works [Updated June, 2021]
How a Drone Solar Site Survey Works [Updated June, 2021] 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The solar industry is one of the fastest moving and most competitive markets around. Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 14 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually. Solar companies need to stay on their toes and keep an eye out for…

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Automating Solar Survey & Design Operations For Excellence
Automating Solar Survey & Design Operations For Excellence 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

It’s more important than ever to nail your operations as an installer. In this webinar, we share the stories of how leading installers set records during the pandemic while increasing margins, and how they are continually improving operations through technology.Below you will find two videos:A segment featuring Darryl H., Engineering Manager at Baker Electric Home…

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Plan For the Future of Property Claims with Digitization and Machine Learning, Consolidation and Restructuring Claims Teams
Plan For the Future of Property Claims with Digitization and Machine Learning, Consolidation and Restructuring Claims Teams 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

As internal structural changes become the norm due to tightening budgets and the COVID-19 Pandemic, claims executives are looking for technology solutions that enable new operating workflows. These new workflows could include expanding desk adjusting teams, broadening field staff responsibilities to include desk adjusting, or streamlining how low and high severity claims are handled. Each of these improved workflows require technology solutions that advance the consistent and accurate gathering of claim data across your organization. Technology solutions don’t scale when inconsistency populates claim data sets. Because claim data can come from policyholders, independent adjusting firms, desk adjusting teams, or a carriers’ own field staff, it may have been collected using inconsistent methods…

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Why AI and Damage Detection Matters to Roofers [Updated February, 2021]
Why AI and Damage Detection Matters to Roofers [Updated February, 2021] 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The roofing industry is changing. Property owners demand quick, excellent service. Insurance carriers want ever-higher-quality roof information. It’s tougher than ever to find laborers, social distancing is in, and a changing climate means unpredictable weather and stronger storms are on the horizon. To tackle demands and amplify service, roofing companies are adopting cutting-edge technologies like…

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IMGING’s Approach To Shading Analysis
IMGING’s Approach To Shading Analysis 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Accurate shading analysis is crucial to designing and financing solar arrays. Because IMGING uses drones for solar shading analysis, you can be sure you’re receiving the most accurate, real-time data available, all while simultaneously performing a site survey. IMGING’s shading tool includes Solar Access, Tilt and Orientation Factor (TOF), and Total Solar Resource Fraction (TSRF) numbers. It factors in how objects on, or near a roof obstruct direct irradiance to a mounting plane and accumulates the irradiance in kilowatt…

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COUNTRY Financial® Partners with Loveland Innovations and Integrates IMGING® Technology into their Property Claims Process
COUNTRY Financial® Partners with Loveland Innovations and Integrates IMGING® Technology into their Property Claims Process 800 452 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT – COUNTRY Financial® has partnered with Loveland Innovations to centralize the collection and analysis of their property claim data in IMGING® and its proprietary AI-powered damage detection. By adopting IMGING’s inspection tools and data analysis capabilities, adjusters, analysts, auditors, and management can collaborate in one single source of property claims data. Through this partnership, Loveland Innovations will provide COUNTRY Financial’s property claims department with IMGING’s® AI-powered inspection platform and on-demand virtual inspection services. …

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COUNTRY Financial® Partners with Loveland Innovations and Integrates IMGING® Technology into their Property Claims Process
COUNTRY Financial® Partners with Loveland Innovations and Integrates IMGING® Technology into their Property Claims Process 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT – COUNTRY Financial® has partnered with Loveland Innovations to centralize the collection and analysis of their property claim data in IMGING® and its proprietary AI-powered damage detection. By adopting IMGING’s inspection tools and data analysis capabilities, adjusters, analysts, auditors, and management can collaborate in one single source of property claims data. Through this partnership, Loveland Innovations will provide COUNTRY Financial’s property claims department with IMGING’s® AI-powered inspection platform and on-demand virtual inspection services. “We…

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Loveland Innovations Introduces Solar Shading Tools in IMGING’s Leading Solar Site Survey Solution
Loveland Innovations Introduces Solar Shading Tools in IMGING’s Leading Solar Site Survey Solution 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT – Loveland Innovations – maker of IMGING, the solar industry’s leading site survey solution – today announced that a new suite of shading analysis tools is now available in IMGING.   IMGING has revolutionized solar site surveys by keeping surveyors on the ground and significantly reducing time spent by surveyors on site. With a single automated drone flight, design teams can now receive solar access, TOF, and TSRF calculations in addition to existing CAD-ready 3D…

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Solar Shading Analysis, Now Available in IMGING
Solar Shading Analysis, Now Available in IMGING 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The latest update to IMGING is now available to download from the App Store. This update introduces IMGING as a solar shading analysis tool and features several updates for improved user experience and enhanced account management.    IMGING Shading Analysis With the latest update to IMGING, you now can generate a shading report after any Solar Roof Scan. Because this is calculated from a…

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Here’s Why Drone Roof Inspections Beat Any Measurement Report [Updated January, 2021]
Here’s Why Drone Roof Inspections Beat Any Measurement Report [Updated January, 2021] 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Technological innovations are driving widespread change through many industries. Drone roof inspections are the most popular applications of drones in the construction industry. Thanks to IMGING, the leading drone inspection software, roofing contractors can get way more than just basic drone photos of a roof. In the era of COVID-19, a contractor with a touchless…

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Happy Holidays 2020
Happy Holidays 2020 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Play Video While this has certainly been a most interesting and challenging year, there is one positive that came out of 2020. This year has brought deeper cooperation and strengthened our relationships with you. Thank you for your trust in 2020.Please enjoy this holiday message from Jim Loveland, Founder & CEO of Loveland Innovations.Happy Holidays!

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How COVID is Bringing ChangeTo InsuranceClaims Operations
How COVID is Bringing ChangeTo InsuranceClaims Operations 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused shockwaves throughout the economy and insurance is no different. Under pressure from the COVID-19 outbreak, large and small carriers have announced staff reductions, office consolidation, redeployed staff in different roles, and instituted other measures that are affecting claims organizations. Carriers are looking for technology solutions to maintain high service levels for their policyholders while facing funding and personnel headwinds. Formerly tried and tested…

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[Infographic] How IMGING Simplifies Drone Roof Inspections
[Infographic] How IMGING Simplifies Drone Roof Inspections 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

After working with dozens of the top insurance carriers, solar installers, and roofing contractors, we’ve learned a thing or two about on-the-ground workflows for roof inspections with a drone. There are a plethora of drone apps for inspections, but only one IMGING inspection platform.When discussing IMGING as a platform, it’s often in relation to cloud…

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How IMGING and Home Rescue Team Responded to Utah’s Most Damaging Windstorm
How IMGING and Home Rescue Team Responded to Utah’s Most Damaging Windstorm 768 434 Ethan Kirk

  The Problem   The state of Utah is home to diverse geography and climates. With a record high of 117, a record low of –69, annual snow, wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and once even a tornado, Utahns are accustomed to natural disasters and extreme weather events. On September 8, 2020, Northern Utah awoke to overturned…

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Faster AI-Powered Damage Detection Now Available in IMGING 3.2
Faster AI-Powered Damage Detection Now Available in IMGING 3.2 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The latest update to IMGING is now available to download from the App Store. Do you want more control over your drone inspections with IMGING? Now you have it. This release introduces a new Manual Drone Inspection task. This enables you to perform an inspection-only drone flight in IMGING. What does inspection-only flight mean? When…

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4 Features to Demand From a Drone Solar Site Survey Solution
4 Features to Demand From a Drone Solar Site Survey Solution 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Solar drone inspections can help dealers save money and increase efficiency. But how do you know what to look for in a drone platform? Here are four key features—from penetrations to horizon reports —that solar companies should demand from a drone platform. Consistent Accuracy in Measurements, Models, and Penetrations Traditional site surveys can take over…

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5 Signs That You Need to Invest in Drone Tech for Solar Site Surveys
5 Signs That You Need to Invest in Drone Tech for Solar Site Surveys 150 150 Ethan Kirk

The world of site surveys is changing fast due in large part to nearly one million registered drones. On top of the heightened drone use, the popularity of solar power is growing just as fast. Since 2008, U.S. solar installations have exponentially from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 89 GW at the end of…

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5 Benefits of Outsourced Insurance Inspections During COVID-19
5 Benefits of Outsourced Insurance Inspections During COVID-19 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

In the era of social distancing, insurance carriers are quickly changing how they handle high cost and time-intensive on-site property inspections. Property insurers began experimenting with AI, analytics, and drones a few years ago and have increasingly adopted this technology for adjusting property claims. After the FAA loosened the regulations on drones used commercially in…

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IMGING 3.1 Release Team and Fleet Reporting
Team and Fleet Management, Tile Damage Detection, Now Available
Team and Fleet Management, Tile Damage Detection, Now Available 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

With this release, we’re elevating your drone operations and enhancing damage detection. No matter the size of your team, these features will help you better understand your drone use and operations with IMGING. Team and Fleet Reporting We are introducing a slew of management and reporting tools into IMGING. Here’s a breakdown of the new…

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Guidewire Software Announces Loveland Innovations as New Solution Alliance Partner to Help Insurers Virtually Adjust Claims from Anywhere
Guidewire Software Announces Loveland Innovations as New Solution Alliance Partner to Help Insurers Virtually Adjust Claims from Anywhere 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah and SAN MATEO, Calif. – Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today announced that Loveland Innovations, a leading provider of data analytics and technology solutions for insurance, has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect as a Solution Partner. Founded in 2015, Loveland Innovations is…

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Why Carriers Should Think Beyond Manual Drone Flight
Why Carriers Should Think Beyond Manual Drone Flight 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The drone market is exploding. IHS research predicts the professional drone market will maintain a compound annual growth rate of 77.1 percent through 2020. This is primarily driven by agriculture, energy, construction, and yes, insurance. Companies like State Farm, as well as Travelers, have already deployed drones in the insurance claims process for gathering imagery…

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What Carriers Get From Outsourced Inspections With IMGING
What Carriers Get From Outsourced Inspections With IMGING 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Outsourcing is one of the best ways to get more claim data, faster. While traditionally a method used following a large storm event, there is a compelling case that outsourcing most insurance claims inspections can improve processes and reduce LAE using the right tools. Desk adjusting has long been understood as a concept, but quality…

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Loveland Innovations Announces Touchless Property Inspection Service Available to Anyone in Response to COVID-19
Loveland Innovations Announces Touchless Property Inspection Service Available to Anyone in Response to COVID-19 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT, March 18, 2020 – Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data analytics solutions, today announced the ability for anyone to order a full exterior property inspection or roofing estimate remotely with IMGING On Demand, providing a touchless, travel-free service in compliance with social distancing instructions in place across the United States. Powered by…

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Loveland Innovations Delivers First-Ever AI-Driven Damage Detection Tool for Hand-held Property Inspections
Loveland Innovations Delivers First-Ever AI-Driven Damage Detection Tool for Hand-held Property Inspections 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT, February 3, 2020 – Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data analytics solutions, today released a mobile only inspection version of IMGING® which includes advanced artificial intelligence (AI) damage detection capabilities along with next generation inspection tools. Users can now leverage IMGING’s AI features, previously available only as part of IMGING’s automated drone…

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AI-Driven Hand-held Inspections: Inside IMGING 3.0
AI-Driven Hand-held Inspections: Inside IMGING 3.0 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

We’re excited to announce that IMGING version 3.0 is now available! This is without a doubt our biggest release yet. You can now leverage IMGING’s inspection capabilities and AI features on inspections performed on a mobile device without a drone. You read that right, this release introduces the ability to complete an inspection in IMGING…

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2019 Year in Review
2019 Year in Review 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

2019 was a big year for our customers, giving us one more reason to be grateful this holiday season. As we continue to make a huge impact on the insurance, solar, and roofing industries, we wanted to share a few of our favorite 2019 highlights with you.For insurance, MetLife and The Hanover Insurance Group both…

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Taking Off: Drones Are Becoming a Valuable Tool for Roofing Contractors
Taking Off: Drones Are Becoming a Valuable Tool for Roofing Contractors 960 540 Ethan Kirk

With 2020 almost here, if your roofing company doesn’t have a drone solution – you’re behind. In our latest article for ProfessionalRoofing, we dive into this topic to help you land on the right solution for your company. Read the article to also learn: How the turn toward technology is bringing innovation to the roofing…

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On Demand and Other IMGING App Updates
On Demand and Other IMGING App Updates 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Our latest release (2.6) sets us up for something huge we have planned for next year. As such, there are a lot of backend tweaks you won’t see, but there are a few changes you’ll see in the app as soon as you update: Support for iOS 13 – This release fully supports iOS 13.…

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MetLife Prepares for the Storms of Tomorrow With IMGING
MetLife Prepares for the Storms of Tomorrow With IMGING 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Storm season is always demanding for insurance carriers. But 2017 was something unique. In August of that year, Hurricane Harvey formed in the Atlantic. Its power peaked as it made landfall in Southern Texas, displacing tens of thousands while leaving devastation in its wake. Hurricane Harvey makes landfall. In the aftermath of one of the…

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Case Study: Northpoint Triples Roofing Sales Forecasts With IMGING Drones
Case Study: Northpoint Triples Roofing Sales Forecasts With IMGING Drones 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Four months into business and work is booming for Northpoint Roofing Systems. They’ve dialed in their inspection and sales process, and thanks to a process powered by IMGING, they’ve managed to blow past their year-one revenue projections by about 300 percent! “IMGING has been a huge part of our explosive growth,” says Keith Priddy, co-founder…

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Why Drone Assist Is Now IMGING On Demand
Why Drone Assist Is Now IMGING On Demand 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

When we launched Drone Assist a little more than a year ago, the concept was simple. Order an inspection, we’ll send a certified pilot to digitize the roof and property then deliver you the data in our app. Our customers can access ultra-high-res imagery, 3D models, measurements, and more inside a cloud-based platform. Here, they…

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10 Tips to Crush Residential Roofing Sales
10 Tips to Crush Residential Roofing Sales 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Residential roofing sales are not what they used to be. Tape measures have been replaced by apps, the analog by the digital, and drones have become fully implemented in the process. A compelling sales presentation must encompass more than just product and price. It must also include tried and true sales techniques that rely on…

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The Hanover Insurance Group to Leverage Loveland Innovations’ Drones, Technology to Enhance Claims Service
The Hanover Insurance Group to Leverage Loveland Innovations’ Drones, Technology to Enhance Claims Service 1024 573 Ethan Kirk

  Pleasant Grove, UT, July 17, 2019 – Loveland Innovations, the leading provider of data analytics and technology solutions for insurance, today announced it will provide The Hanover Insurance Group with drone and technology capabilities, helping the company provide more effective and efficient claims service to its partners and customers. Through this partnership, Loveland Innovations…

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How Drones Save Roofers Thousands in Workers’ Comp Premiums
How Drones Save Roofers Thousands in Workers’ Comp Premiums 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Just as they have done for many industries worldwide, drones for roofing have changed the name of the game. For an industry that has historically depended on analog processes and physical labor, drones have ushered in the digital age, saving companies time and money in the process. The return on investment of using drones for…

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Can Drones Help Roofing Companies With Labor Demand?
Can Drones Help Roofing Companies With Labor Demand? 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

More and more, roofing companies are seeing the benefit of utilizing drone technology in their business. Employees are safer, information is more reliable, and property owners are more pleased with higher-quality work. However, with an influx of work and few qualified to complete it, the roofing industry and construction market in general are experiencing a…

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Considering Drones for Insurance Inspections? Here’s How to Find a Vendor
Considering Drones for Insurance Inspections? Here’s How to Find a Vendor 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Drone technology is an effective tool for many industries. One that’s seeing a lot of success adding drones to their repertoire is insurance. Insurance has been one of the slower industries to innovate, but drones for insurance inspections are proving to be a productive way to reduce LAE, improve efficiency, and keep adjusters safer. Several…

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Will The Digital Revolution Kill Ladder Assist?
Will The Digital Revolution Kill Ladder Assist? 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

As a growing number of insurers recognize the benefits of simplifying outdated claims processes – the days of ladder assist could be numbered. For years, third-party companies have determined loss. They have also uncovered the cause of damage for claims adjusters in the field. Such a service, while useful, does not solve a few fundamental…

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How Drones and AI Are Redefining Insurtech
How Drones and AI Are Redefining Insurtech 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Even in the wake of major North American catastrophes – hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes – insureds report high levels of claim satisfaction with some carriers. How can carriers continue to produce excellent customer satisfaction ratings given the enterprise-wide stressors of massive property damage claims? The secret weapon might just be A.I. and drone technologies. Today’s…

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Loveland Innovations Enhances Claim Adjuster Safety, Efficiency for Western Reserve Group
Loveland Innovations Enhances Claim Adjuster Safety, Efficiency for Western Reserve Group 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, Utah, April 2, 2019 (Newswire) –​​Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data gathering and AI analysis solutions, announced that it will provide its drone-based inspection platform, IMGING®, to Western Reserve Group, one of Ohio and Indiana’s leading property and casualty insurance carriers. “For the majority of claims, there’s no reason why an adjuster needs to…

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IMGING Becomes First Drone Platform With On-Site Roof Measurements, Adds AI Damage Detection for Commercial Roofs
IMGING Becomes First Drone Platform With On-Site Roof Measurements, Adds AI Damage Detection for Commercial Roofs 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

New IMGING app updates bring innovative possibilities for claims adjusting and roofing PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, March 27, 2019 – ​Loveland Innovations, maker of advanced data gathering and AI analysis solutions, added ground-breaking enhancements to its inspection platform, IMGING®. These enhancements include drone-based on-site measurements, AI and deep learning-powered damage detection for commercial roofs, and other powerful…

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Loveland Innovations to Digitize Claims Analysis for Security First Insurance
Loveland Innovations to Digitize Claims Analysis for Security First Insurance 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Pleasant Grove, UT, March, 13 2019,– Loveland Innovations, maker of advanced data gathering and AI analysis solutions, today announced Security First Insurance, Florida’s second largest home insurance provider, has adopted IMGING as a revolutionary new approach to claims resolution leveraging drones, AI, and more. With Loveland’s drone-based inspection and AI analysis platform, IMGING, Security First…

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5 Ways Drone Platforms Reduce Creation Costs for Solar
5 Ways Drone Platforms Reduce Creation Costs for Solar 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Many solar companies are turning to drone platforms to help them improve efficiency and reduce their creation costs, but how exactly do solutions like IMGING make an impact on costs for solar companies? There are five key ways a drone site survey can help. More Efficient Site Surveys Site surveys are an essential but time-consuming…

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Flying Drones for Business – A Quick Guide to Part 107
Flying Drones for Business – A Quick Guide to Part 107 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Businesses in industries like construction, insurance, and solar are using drones for everything from property claims to roofing bids, site surveys, and more. With benefits ranging from more safety to better efficiency and more consistent data capture, it’s easy to see why so many are taking to the skies. But what does it take to…

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Why Roofing Companies Need a Drone Strategy (and How to Start)
Why Roofing Companies Need a Drone Strategy (and How to Start) 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

Roofing companies are adopting drones for many reasons. They keep people safer. They can be more efficient for gathering roof information. Some are doing it because they feel it’s the next big step forward for roofing bids. The thing is, many roofing companies are missing the point. Sooner than you might realize, roofing companies will…

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Case Study: How Elevated and IMGING Bring Roofing Into the Digital World
Case Study: How Elevated and IMGING Bring Roofing Into the Digital World 1024 576 Ethan Kirk

The people at Elevated Roofing aren’t roofers – they’re visionaries. They’ve become one of the largest roofing companies in North Texas largely thanks to their focus on customer service and new technologies like drones and artificial intelligence. Read the full story to find out how Elevated: Moves the industry forward by using the latest tech…

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Ladder Assist: Your Days Are Numbered
Ladder Assist: Your Days Are Numbered 1024 683 Ethan Kirk

Change is underway in the world of roof inspections. Many roofing contractors, insurance adjusters, solar companies and other industry professionals are shifting from using ladder assist services to using innovative drone technology. In this piece, we break down why drone solutions are a better option for roof inspections, and why the days are numbered for…

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Pleasant Grove Drone Company’s Innovations Tackle Roofing Industry
Pleasant Grove Drone Company’s Innovations Tackle Roofing Industry 1024 737 Ethan Kirk

The following was written by Karissa Neely and originally printed in the Daily Herald. One Pleasant Grove drone company’s innovative approach to structure and roof inspections has earned them 12 patents in just the last 18 months. “When we founded Loveland Innovations, I saw a tremendous potential for drones and artificial intelligence to revolutionize the…

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Loveland Innovations Expands DJI Partnership with Mavic 2 Pro Support, Releases Enhanced AI Damage Detection 
Loveland Innovations Expands DJI Partnership with Mavic 2 Pro Support, Releases Enhanced AI Damage Detection  1024 538 Ethan Kirk

New features offer more hardware portability, new damage detection capabilities   PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, December 13, 2018 – Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data analytics solutions and inspection tools and services, today released an update to their inspection platform, IMGING®, which includes enhanced AI damage detection features and support for the DJI® Mavic 2 Pro. “We’re…

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How Loveland Crushed It in 2018
How Loveland Crushed It in 2018 1024 683 Ethan Kirk

Our Year in Review We made a huge impact for insurance, roofing, and solar in 2018. On the insurance side, we launched Drone Assist, which provides carriers with completely new ways to close claims and improve cycle times—we even locked down relationships with some of the biggest carriers in the country (look for more details…

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Are One-Click Settlements on the Horizon?
Are One-Click Settlements on the Horizon? 600 900 Ethan Kirk

Customer satisfaction is an essential part of any successful company but insurance carriers in particular have a lot to contend with. Claims are stressful events for policyholders and carriers must deliver results fast or their customers will start eying the competition. To settle claims faster, many carriers are relying on insurance claims automation. As Jim…

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November’s Best Drone Articles
November’s Best Drone Articles 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Another month is in the books and with it, more drone news. This month, drones found use cases in wildlife conservation, emergency response, and organ delivery. Done use is becoming widespread, so let’s dig into some of Novembers best drone articles. Niger Begins Using Drones for Wildlife Protection Drones have a niche in Africa. In…

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Inside Instant Roof Measurements: How Speed Squares Works
Inside Instant Roof Measurements: How Speed Squares Works 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Not every job needs highly detailed measurements, some just need an instant estimate for a quick bid. That’s why we added Speed Squares to the IMGING app. With Speed Squares, you can instantly get the total squares of a roof so you can decide if you even want the job, then scribble a quick bid…

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Case Study: How 3 Carriers Are Using IMGING to Redefine Claims
Case Study: How 3 Carriers Are Using IMGING to Redefine Claims 900 600 Ethan Kirk

Carriers use IMGING to streamline roof claims with automated flight, measurements, 3D models, ultra-high-res imagery, and AI-powered damage detection. IMGING lets adjusters safely and consistently inspect any roof in just a few minutes, while helping carriers reduce cycle times, prevent re-inspections, and lower loss adjustment expenses. Curious about their specific results? Read the full story…

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How Drones Can Give You Way More Than Hail Damage Pictures
How Drones Can Give You Way More Than Hail Damage Pictures 150 150 Ethan Kirk

For a long time, adjusters have used ladders and a digital camera to gather imagery of hail and other damage. This takes a long time and, in some cases, excessive damage and precarious roofs can prevent an adjuster from getting on the roof and getting the pictures they need to process a claim process. These…

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How Do Drone Roof Inspections Work?
How Do Drone Roof Inspections Work? 1024 683 Ethan Kirk

Since drones are still relatively new to the roofing world, many roofers wonder how a drone inspection might benefit their work. Some estimators are using drones to keep estimators safe and to get as much as triple the estimates out the door. If you’re wondering how drone-based roof inspections can give you results like these,…

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What to Look for in a True Drone Solution for Roof Inspections
What to Look for in a True Drone Solution for Roof Inspections 150 150 Ethan Kirk

In recent years, drones have become a staple for companies that perform roof inspections, and these days, many are saying they do drone roof inspections. While that might be true, there are dozens of drone solutions available, and not all are suited to their unique roof inspection needs. Here are the key things to look…

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Why Drone-Created 3D Models Matter to Roofers
Why Drone-Created 3D Models Matter to Roofers 799 598 Ethan Kirk

Drones have made big strides over a short period of time. Industry professionals are discovering new and innovative ways to implement them into existing workflows, and roofing is well-suited to add drones to their toolset. Many roofers know about drones and some have begun to use them, but few roofers are unlocking the full potential…

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Loveland Innovations Locks Down 12 Patents in 18 Months
Loveland Innovations Locks Down 12 Patents in 18 Months 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Loveland Innovations Shows Why Invention Matters With Major Patent Milestone PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, October 30, 2018 – The team at Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data analytics solutions and drone-based data gathering tools and services, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded them their twelfth patent in eighteen months. At…

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This Month’s Best Drone Articles (October)
This Month’s Best Drone Articles (October) 150 150 Ethan Kirk

This month has brought some fascinating advances to the world of drones. We’ve seen new, powerful micro-drones, an uptick in drone usage for disaster response following large storms like Hurricane Michael, as well many other compelling uses. Let’s take a look at the most interesting drone-focused news articles we’ve come across this month. A New…

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No Longer a Fad: Why Insurance Adjusters Need Drones
No Longer a Fad: Why Insurance Adjusters Need Drones 1024 694 Ethan Kirk

The insurance industry is experiencing big changes for the first time in a long time. As technology evolves and customer demands and expectations change, professionals in all industries need to adapt or get left behind. For insurance adjusters, drones are the next great way to make customers happy. Drones aren’t just a cool alternative to…

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Roofers: Don’t Hire More – Use Drones and Do More
Roofers: Don’t Hire More – Use Drones and Do More 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Roofing companies hit growth spurts, and there’s a natural seasonality of the business that can make finding help difficult. When things are busy, should you hire more employees, hire third party services, or to place heavier workloads on current employees? One question to ask yourself before you hire new people and reallocate workforce hours is…

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Roofers: Do You Have Any of These Concerns About Drones?
Roofers: Do You Have Any of These Concerns About Drones? 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Among some roofing contractors there’s a level of uncertainty when they think about using drones for roof estimates. Drones are still new technology, and some of the hesitation may come from the fact that up until recently, drones were either toys kids play with or weapons used by the military, but that’s all changed. Drones…

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Case Study: 1st Light Energy Cuts Solar Site Survey Times in Half
Case Study: 1st Light Energy Cuts Solar Site Survey Times in Half 150 150 Ethan Kirk

In the booming solar industry, competition is fierce and only the best can grow. That’s why 1st Light’s COO, Trey Lackey, looks for every potential avenue to out-fox the competition. In particular, Trey wanted to improve 1st Light’s processes in three ways: Improve site survey speed Improve customer satisfaction Arrive to appointments early Soon, Trey…

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How Will UAV-Based CAT Response Change After Hurricane Florence?
How Will UAV-Based CAT Response Change After Hurricane Florence? 150 150 Ethan Kirk

The brunt of the wrath from Hurricane Florence might have passed, but as the storms start to settle for residents of the Carolinas, they’re just beginning for CAT responders. Global risk modeling firm RMS estimates insured losses for wind damages to be between $1.3 billion and $2.6 billion and between $700 million and $1.2 billion…

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Why Roofers Might Consider Drones for Inspecting Complex Roofs
Why Roofers Might Consider Drones for Inspecting Complex Roofs 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Big projects are a great opportunity for a roofing contractor. They present the chance to make tidy profits and to prove to the customer that they chose the right contractor. The trouble is that a lucrative roofing project can often be a incredibly steep, large, or complex roof. These jobs are great but they either…

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Roofers: Preventing a Single Injury with Drone Tech Can Save You Thousands
Roofers: Preventing a Single Injury with Drone Tech Can Save You Thousands 150 150 Ethan Kirk

According to the National Library of Medicine, 136,118 injuries a year are related to ladders and roofing is by far the most dangerous construction trade. Falls are a big expensive problem and roofers should be doing all they can to lower the risks. Certainly, there will always be a fall risk for crews repairing or…

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Soar Past Your Solar Competitors with Drone Tech
Soar Past Your Solar Competitors with Drone Tech 900 674 Ethan Kirk

In today’s world, every industry is competitive. Companies are vying for customers, and buyers have the power to take their business wherever they want. Competitive pressures like these are particularly strong in growing industries like solar. By 2020, the solar industry is projected to install nearly 100 GW of solar annually, which would be enough…

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Case Study: How Breashears Roofing Tripled Estimate Output
Case Study: How Breashears Roofing Tripled Estimate Output 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Breashears Roofing is a Colorado-based roofing company that has been struggling with the best problem you can have: they’re growing like crazy. In their quest to conquer growing pains, CEO and founder Mark Breashears had a few goals in mind: Get more work out of roofing estimators Improve the accuracy of measurements (standard measurement reports…

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6 Recent Advancements to Drone-Based Inspections
6 Recent Advancements to Drone-Based Inspections 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Drones made headlines at major news outlets when Amazon announced that they were testing drone technology for package delivery. This was big news to the public because most people were under the impression that drones were only used as a toy by hobbyists and for military operations. Some became excited about the possibility of drones…

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Beyond Adjusting: How Drone Tech Improves the Customer Experience
Beyond Adjusting: How Drone Tech Improves the Customer Experience 150 150 Ethan Kirk

More often than not, hurricanes do a lot of damage – sometimes enough to displace people from their homes. This means homeowners need their claims adjusted as soon as possible so they can get back to living life as usual. Providing a good experience after a scary event is a crucial time for building trust…

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Insurers: Here’s How Drone Tech Can Help You Prepare for Hurricanes
Insurers: Here’s How Drone Tech Can Help You Prepare for Hurricanes 150 150 Ethan Kirk

We’re most of the way through June and well into hurricane season – it’s a hectic time for insurance carriers and their customers. Last year, Hurricane Harvey did billions of dollars in property damage. While hurricanes are never a good thing, it’s important for insurers to prepare an effective catastrophe response so they’re prepared for…

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Useful Resources to Help You Pass Your UAS Aeronautical Test With Flying Colors
Useful Resources to Help You Pass Your UAS Aeronautical Test With Flying Colors 150 150 Ethan Kirk

As you may know, the FAA regulates commercial drone flight under CFR 14 Part 107, which means prospective pilots need to pass an aeronautical knowledge test focused on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and receive a remote pilot certificate to use drones for commercial purposes. Tests can be inconvenient, but as with any aircraft, it’s important…

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How to Pick a Drone Solution for Roofing
How to Pick a Drone Solution for Roofing 150 150 Ethan Kirk

There are plenty of reasons to believe in the drone hype when you start to count up all the benefits. Faster roof inspections, better safety, and a new way to produce polished estimates to help you win more work are just a few of the key reasons to use them. If you’re interested in drone…

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5 Misconceptions The Roofing Industry Has About Drones
5 Misconceptions The Roofing Industry Has About Drones 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Using a drone for roof inspections could revolutionize business for a roofing contractor. Drone technology adds benefits like cost savings, speed, and safety, but it’s often associated with words like “complicated’ and “expensive.” But drones have advanced at an incredible pace over the last five years and they’re more viable for roofers than ever. Even…

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Why Many Insurance Adjusters Are Trading in Their Ladders for Drones
Why Many Insurance Adjusters Are Trading in Their Ladders for Drones 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Regardless of the industry, people want to get more done or to arrive at a conclusion as quickly as possible. Luckily for insurance adjusters, drones offer a way to get more done than more traditional ladder methods. Reports suggest that drone usage will make claims adjusters’ workflow 40-50% more efficient in the future, but they’re…

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Why You Should Use Drones for Solar Site Surveys
Why You Should Use Drones for Solar Site Surveys 150 150 Ethan Kirk

The solar industry is booming, and based on discussions we’ve had with solar pros, the tough thing right now isn’t necessarily making more sales, it’s handling everything that needs to happen after a homeowner decides to invest. Site surveys, modeling, planning, and installs are a bottleneck for many solar providers, and they’re on the hunt…

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Four Big Ways Aerial Drones Are Flying Into the Future
Four Big Ways Aerial Drones Are Flying Into the Future 150 150 Ethan Kirk

There’s been widespread speculation about the future of drone technology. For a long time, drones were either something out of a Sci-Fi film, or something the military used. But drones are emerging as a useful tool for industries including but not limited to, insurance, construction, and solar so it’s no surprise that the FAA expects there to…

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Roofers: There’s Something Wrong With Your Bids (And It Isn’t the Price)
Roofers: There’s Something Wrong With Your Bids (And It Isn’t the Price) 150 150 Ethan Kirk

A colleague of ours recently went through the lengthy process of collecting bids for a roof replacement. For most homeowners, this is a stressful process. Like most people in his situation, our colleague wanted to get a quality replacement at a reasonable price. No run-around, no B.S. Just a reasonable rate, a lasting roof, and…

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Who’s Cashing In on Drones? Look at These Five Industries
Who’s Cashing In on Drones? Look at These Five Industries 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Drones are an idea that once only existed in science-fiction. These unmanned aerial vehicles are now being sold over the counter and on the internet from several vendors. Drones are playing key roles in a variety spaces and have proven to be an adaptable tool for hobbyists and professionals alike. You may be wondering what…

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