Sompo Singapore to use drones in future property risk assessments
The insurer recently obtained the necessary license from CAAS.
Risk assessments for corporate clients of Sompo Insurance Singapore may now be carried out by drone as the insurer announced that it obtained both Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Operator Permit and UA Pilot Licenses from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
Two engineers from Sompo Singapore are now licensed to conduct inspections of inaccessible or dangerous areas safely and identify potential risks accurately and efficiently with a drone.
Inspection of buildings and infrastructures is typically conducted through physical visual inspection and thermography within safety parameters. After which, the potential risks are being assessed and identified with the information gathered and documents provided by clients.
According to Sompo Singapore, there is an untapped potential in using a drone to conduct a more efficient and thorough inspection work that cannot be physically carried out by its engineers. The in
The inspection drone has a powerful 32x zoom capability camera sensor which allows a detailed close-up examination that can accurately pin-point potential issues. In addition, the thermal imaging camera has the capability to detect hotspots of equipment or infrastructure operating above its optimal temperature. Some possible risks that can be more easily identified and rectified include an abnormal high temperature starting a potential fire and deterioration of an area causing a possible rain leak.
“Sompo Singapore is committed to provide a holistic risk management solution for our clients beyond the core insurance business. The early and more accurate risk detection helps our clients rectify the potential risks at their warehouses, factories, facilities, and rooftop solar panels, and prevent hazardous situations from happening. This extended service not only minimizes business disruptions; it also creates a safer operating environment,” ,” Pui Phusangmook, CEO of Sompo Singapore said.