Digital-based drone insurance firm Coverdrone has broadened its range of insurance options for clients with the introduction of an app-based system.
The Coverdrone FlySafe is a free app designed to meet the demands of UAV operators who don’t fly enough to warrant a full year’s warranty and offers customers the opportunity to insure per day, as opposed to annual policies.
The app delivers accurate safety data, ranging from airspace maps, dynamic restrictions, environmental conditions, privacy and safety hazards and even the location of much of the low-flying manned aviation traffic.
Ahead of the service’s launch, Commercial Drone Professional spoke to the company’s director Andrew Heath. He commented: “It was [designed to meet] demand. We have got all of our annual customers’ feedback. People were using [drones] less frequently, some people were using it once per month.
“I think people who are using [drones] more than once per month are financially better off on an annual policy.”
The launch of the per-day service marks the firm’s entry into the recreational market. The new insurance app will be available to both commercial and recreational users.