DroneBase Enters Software Space with Acquisition of Betterview Solutions

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DroneBase, a global drone services company, has acquired Betterview’s drone roof inspection software and services, establishing DroneBase’s first foray into analytics and its first purchase.

The transition will carry over both the software and customers to DroneBase, while Betterview will focus only on its risk management platform, which is based 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,” says 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.”

The Betterview drone inspection software, now called DroneBase Insights, aims to help insurers and property managers assess damage and mitigate risk for commercial properties. The platform is currently used by customers such as Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. DroneBase Insights will allow the drone services company to tap into its years’ worth of aerial data and better serve partners in insurance, property management, commercial real estate and more.

“Since late 2017, DroneBase has been a trusted partner of Betterview, and they have consistently proven to be reliable, fast and customer-centric,” says 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.”

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