Insurer using aerial imagery to improve the experience for customers in need of homeowners insuranceNORTHBROOK, Ill., July 5, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Encompass is using an innovative tool from EagleView Technologies to capture aerial images of customer homes so it can use those pictures and details to provide a more accurate and faster assessment when issuing or renewing a homeowners policy. Previously, a professional property inspector would have to drive to the property to conduct an inspection, including measuring the property and taking exterior pictures from the ground. This aerial technology provides an innovative solution to one of the more cumbersome elements in providing insurance.
"Encompass is on the leading edge of product and service innovation in our industry," said Sharon Dean, Encompass Product Vice President. "We wanted to work with a company that is a leader as well, particularly in aerial imagery technology. Our goal with this latest innovation is to deliver accurate analysis and assessments, yet not disturb or interrupt our customers from their daily lives. We're excited to continue identifying and implementing new ways to meet our customers' needs."
"Obtaining housing measurements and property evaluations has traditionally been a lengthy, manual process with longer than desired turnaround times," said Rishi Daga, EagleView President. "Our technology derives accurate measurements quickly, allowing Encompass to more accurately underwrite and price insurance coverage."
Encompass is always looking to leverage innovation as we help our customers protect what matters most to them. The information collected by EagleView delivers an electronic report which provides detailed diagrams and measurements of a home's square footage, roof type and more to ensure adequate coverage for Encompass consumers.
EagleView Technology Corporation, through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, EagleView Technologies, Inc. and Pictometry International Corp., is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors. The company's patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, construction, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more.
More than 2,400 independent agencies sell Encompass's signature package policy and other personal insurance products to consumers with broad protection needs. Part of the Allstate group of companies, Encompass is one of the only national insurers distributing through independent agents to exclusively provide personal insurance protection.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities.
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