DroneBase provides aerial images and drone data to businesses around the world, with clients in residential and commercial real estate, insurance, construction, media and more. Now, the LA drone services provider is stepping into software.
That process begins with the acquisition of Betterview’s drone roof inspection software and services. The software uses AI and aerial imagery to provide insurance clients with property insights and workflow tools.
As part of the acquisition, DroneBase is rebranding the software as DroneBase Insights and taking on Betterview’s drone clients. Betterview will solely focus on its risk management platform, which relies on manned aircraft and satellite imagery.
“DroneBase’s mission is to provide businesses with fast, affordable, and reliable data to make better informed decisions, and we’ll continue to fulfill that mission by providing drone services to our analytics partners and an end-to-end solution for Betterview’s clients,” said Dan Burton, Founder and CEO of DroneBase.
“Having worked with Betterview for almost two years, we have been impressed with their platform and its solutions. We will continue to enhance the technology by pairing our trove of aerial data with analytics and artificial intelligence.”
DroneBase Insights, as it’s now known, uses AI to help insurers and property managers assess damage and mitigate risk for commercial properties. The platform is already used by clients including Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies.
“Since late 2017, DroneBase has been a trusted partner of Betterview and they have consistently proven to be reliable, fast, and customer-centric,” said David Lyman, Co-Founder and CEO of Betterview.
“One of the benefits of this transaction is that it will allow P&C insurers to triage their drone inspections by quickly identifying high-risk properties via Betterview’s platform or API. When carriers need to dig deeper, they can order a drone inspection from DroneBase and receive a detailed roof report that contains analysis along with high-resolution imagery.”