Automated Drone Property and Roof Inspections
Toronto, ON, May 1, 2018–Leading drone InsurTech software distributor Drone Software Canada Inc. (DSC), Canada’s leading provider of drone automation software for the insurance and roofing industries has been awarded a Nation-wide Complex Restricted Standing Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada.
This advanced Standing SFOC allows DSC to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) weighing 25 kg or less in complex environments within built-up areas in Canadian cities and towns as well as within Controlled Airspace, with relatively short notice, subject to the terms and conditions specified by Transport Canada and Nav Canada. DSC qualified for this advanced UAV operation certificate by demonstrating to authorities the ability to successfully meet all regulatory requirements.
Kabir Shaal, president of DSC, noted that, “Our advanced SFOC status sets DSC even further apart as being able to actually deliver what we propose instead of just proposing a vague service or vaporware like so many others,” adding that, “The best way for us to help IMGING customers achieve their own Standing SFOC was by investing in the resources necessary to actually doing it for ourselves.” He went on, “DSC went even further by qualifying for Nation-wide status, so that when we tell our clients we will help them get airborne, we really mean it because we’ve done it.”
DSC is the exclusive Canadian distributor of patented IMGING™ drone automation software developed by their US principals, Loveland Innovations, LLC especially to meet the needs of p&c carriers, restoration contractors, and the roofing industry. With advanced features such as automated flight controls, automatic damage detection, sub-centimeter image resolution, precise roof measurements and 3D models, IMGING sets the gold standard for drone automation.
DSC is now conducting flight operations in different regions of Canada, including live flight demonstrations and user training in Ontario and southern Alberta. With clearance from Ottawa to operate nationally, DSC is working with its customers to roll out this new technology rapidly, safely and efficiently.
“The future is here and now”, DSC Vice-president Sam Margel said, adding that, “I believe that we are about to witness a quantum leap in insurance-related property inspection productivity and the quality of metrics. DSC’s success in obtaining our Standing Nation-wide SFOC is rooted in our commitment to aviation safety and regulatory compliance”. Sam Margel, who is responsible for regulatory affairs at DSC, added that “Aviation safety and compliance is essential for our continued success and for our customers’ success.”
About Drone Software Canada Inc. (DSC)
Toronto-based DSC is Canada’s leading drone software and services provider for Canadian property insurance, roofing, and restoration industries. As the exclusive Canadian distributor and service provider for IMGING™ drone automation software, DSC is at the forefront of commercial drone technology, AI, , methods, analytics and Transport Canada commercial drone operation compliance for the property insurance industry. Visit www.dronesoftwarecanada,com
About Loveland Innovations, LLC
Loveland Innovations is the first company in the world to develop an autonomous drone inspection solution specifically for the Insurance P&C Industry and its property vendors. With this patented technology in the hands of insurance carriers, adjusters, and contractors, claims, underwriting or roof inspections can be done safely and in just a matter of minutes.
Sam Margel, VP Technology and Operations
Drone Software Canada Inc.