Weather Decision Technologies reveals HailSpot, the latest mobile technology for obtaining hail fall data right in the palm of your hand.
NORMAN, OK – March 18, 2013 - Weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc (WDT), has revolutionized the means by which claims adjusters and insurance administrators track and report on hail fall sizes via an innovative new application. HailSpot is an exceptionally intuitive tool for your smartphone designed to obtain accurate, immediate data regarding size and date of hail fall for an exact address from the vast weather database maintained by WDT in Norman, OK.
HailSpot utilizes built-in smartphone location services to automatically geo-locate the device and indicate with a pin, an exact location or address. Enter a claim number, insured, and/or date of loss into the HailSpot app and instantly query over 10 years of hail data from WDT to pinpoint the exact date of loss, thus determining if hail damage could have occurred prior to insurance coverage. Append HailSpot reports to a claim file or share with a property owner, contractor or carrier. HailSpot helps ensure adjusters are only paying for valid hail claims, consequently providing savings to carriers.
“I’ve been involved in the independent claims adjusting business for over 13 years. During those years I’ve handled countless hail claims for residential and commercial properties and experienced many emerging technologies designed to streamline the claims process,” said Jeff Nachreiner, President, Property Loss Specialists. “The latest and most significant development in our industry has arrived!”
HailSpot, when utilized in conjunction with HailSpot Console, allows a field adjuster to make recommendation for replacement, repair or denial of a claim. The recommendation is then published to a map in relation to color-contoured hail swath data for internal insurance claim management use. HailSpot Console gives insurance companies the power to supervise the field from their desk and save countless valuable hours.
About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT pioneered the development of proprietary Hail Detection and Hail Prediction Algorithms that integrates National Weather Service, NEXRAD Doppler Radar Data and observed hail, providing a statistically reliable data-set to determine hail size and hail fall.