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Zeitview Expands AI-Enabled Software Platform for Improved Rooftop Inspection
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, advanced inspection service provider Zeitview announced that its AI-enabled Property Insights Platform is being expanded. The company will now offer thermal capabilities for commercial properties, as well as AI/ML damage assessment capabilities for commercial, residential and multi-family properties. The Property Insights Platform leverages high-resolution aerial imagery of the roof secured from drone flights to assess rooftop conditions, identify anomalies, and recommend optimized maintenance schedules.
Zeitview’s solution eliminates the risks of error and injury posed by time-consuming manual inspections, offering fully transparent damage assessments within minutes. Deploying drones for inspection and analysis enables the identification of moisture under a roof membrane and potential areas of energy loss around the facade, allowing for the problem to be addressed proactively. The AI/ML technology identifies common rooftop anomalies needing attention, with the AI vision highlighting areas not characteristic of the roof itself.
“We cannot overstate the time saved by utilizing drones for rooftop inspection purposes,” said Zeitview founder and CEO Dan Burton. “Through our comprehensive analysis, our customers can make faster decisions about each property’s real-time condition while increasing efficiency and maximizing deliverables. Our client partnerships have grown to include pre- and post-construction images, thermal analysis, conditional analysis on properties across the country because the software platform offers robust reporting and a one-stop-shop for drone services used by the industry.”
An in-house team of roof experts analyze the software’s imagery, assessing the damage and building specialized condition reports in which each anomaly is overlaid on a 2-D orthomosaic map forming a highly accurate reproduction of the roof. The platform features customizable thermal and measurement reports to pinpoint the precise location of each rooftop variation. Additional thermal analysis with qualitative temperature data and visualization is used to triage sub-membrane roof anomalies. Customers are also able to use the captured imagery to make their own reports through the Property Insights Platform. “Advanced inspection is quickly becoming more accessible through the use of drones and other smart technologies, leading to increased adoption by roofing contractors, manufacturers, commercial real estate, property managers and insurance adjusters,” said Zeitview general manager of property Jose Giraldo. “Given the highly reliable data provided by aerial imagery, we are excited to launch this expansion of our Property Insights Platform to provide our customers tools that standardize information while speeding up workflow and lowering costs. We want to enable our customers to get a first line of defense on their entire property portfolio in one place so that they can filter information quickly and get to what is most important about the condition of their property.”
Utilizing its advanced analytics, Zeitview enhances the precision and safety of rooftop inspections while also making the process faster and more affordable. The easy-to-use Property Insights Platform creates customizable reports which are downloadable and shareable for use by insurance companies, roofing contractors, and property managers to estimate repair costs and prioritize projects.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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