September 22, 2022

Computer Vision: A valuable ally in building inspections

Building inspections are always challenging because of the difficulty of accessing hard-to-reach exteriors, roofs, and tall structures. The building inspector's skill plays a critical role in the assessment process, and the inspections are time-consuming, cumbersome,repetitive, and often risky.

Now, with the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, the task of inspection has become safer, cost-effective, and can be carried out relatively efficiently. Drones can easily access the hard-to-reach parts of the building and capture detailed images from various vantage points. This means getting the images is more accessible, but the volume of images and videos has increased. As a result, manual inspection of 1000s of images and hours of video results in inspector fatigue and risk of human error. Therefore, despite using drones, the building inspection process has not been able to scale.

Computer Vision can derive meaningful information from images and video and automate tasks the human visual system had to do. Computer vision provides a faster and more accurate means to rapidly analyze millions of images and videos to identify potential defects, corrosion, cracks, and structural damages.

ElectrifAi’s InspectionAi

ElectrifAi's InspectionAi is a pre-built ML product that uses advanced computer vision to detect cracks, corrosions, water damage, loose masonry, and objects like AC units, among others, within hours instead of weeks. It produces annotated videos with high confidence and ready-to-share inspection reports, and inspectors review these reports for accuracy. Images with low confidence are sent to the inspector, and their inputs are added back as training data to make the overall product smarter with every iteration. This way, the model continues to learn with increased accuracy and coverage. InspectionAi increases the inspector's productivity without risk.

InspectionAi also helps you gain a competitive advantage. A leading US-based real-estate company was able to scale its operations by 75% with computer vision. InspectionAi boosted productivity and speeded up inspections by 3-5x, delivering a significant competitive advantage in timelines and cost.

ElectrifAi: US' leading ML products provider

ElectrifAi is one of the US' leading ML products providers, with an extensive library of pre-built ML products enabling our clients to capture tangible benefits quickly. We work with the C-suite to understand and solve business problems through data and machine learning in diverse industries such as Higher Ed, BFSI, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Retail, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Insurance, etc. The insights generated by our ML products, such as ContactCenterAi, ReputationAi, InventoryOptimizationAi, RevCaptureAi and other products, have helped our clients realize consequential business outcomes in 6-8 weeks.

Our product does not require investment in a new platform or infrastructure. Instead, we leverage the data existing in your system to power the ML models to deliver business outcomes.

We are the last-mile product that sits on the top to solve specific business problems and bring about savings. Contact us to learn more!