A key element of most insurance claims is the building estimate. With new 3-D technology, Professional Loss Adjusters, Inc. is now able to provide incredibly detailed three-dimensional walk-throughs where appropriate.
This cloud-based technology allows our team members to measure objects scanned with a 3-D camera and to create a 3-D model of a real-world space. This space can be navigated using a desktop, laptop, mobile web browser (tablet or phone) or by using VR technology.
PLA’s in-house estimator, Anthony Salvi, takes about 45 minutes to walk through a 2,000-square-foot property to create a 3-D set of photos of the entire property. A link to the cloud-based file can then be shared with anyone involved in the claim, including clients, outside experts and insurance adjusters.
Salvi says this technology is faster, more detailed and takes about half the time required to create an estimate using other means.
“This 3-D photography reduces the amount of time spent in the building,” says Salvi, “and is more convenient for the property owners.”
Michael Salvi, one of PLA’s most senior Public Adjusters agrees. “The proof of damage is undeniable. It’s irrefutable evidence. You can’t deny it because the resolution is so clear, it’s like physically being in the room.”
In addition, the camera timestamps all images, so there is no question about where the property’s damage falls in the timeline. These advancements in public adjusting technology allow us to better serve our clients—getting them the insurance settlement they deserve.