Last week, we announced the forthcoming addition of Encircle Floor Plan, a 2D floor plan sketching tool to our field documentation platform.
Here’s what you need to know:
What is it?
Those operating in the property insurance and restoration industry will be able to scan jobs in under 5 minutes—using only their phone—and receive accurate measurements alongside a precise, professional 2D floor plan delivered back to them in 2-6 hours.
How does it work?
1) In the Encircle mobile app, walk through the property, scanning it continuously—without having to stop in each room, or start again between floors.
2) Hit send.
3) Receive measurements and a professional, accurate, digital 2D floor plan, in 2-6 hours later.
4) Begin your estimates faster, rather than having to wait 3-4 days.
How does it help you?
It’s hella fast
Once you hit send, you’ll receive the 2D floor plan the same day, between 2-6 hours max. Where others charge a premium for expedition, we guarantee a 6 hour turnaround time at no extra cost.
No more waiting to start estimates
Getting the schematic floor plan delivered same day enables you to begin your estimates much faster than the typical 24-72 hour turnaround time from other solutions. As is the nature of the restoration biz, things move fast, a quick turnaround on the floor plan is key to being able to hustle right off the bat—and crush those KPIs.
1 quick, continuous scan
The dimension capturing of the job itself is quick too. It takes mere MINUTES to scan jobs. No more stops and starts, or having to “set-up” in each room. No more time spent tediously measuring and drawing by hand, or carrying around special cameras, and having to train employees how to use them. Still measuring by hand or breaking out heavy expensive cameras? You’ll find this much faster, and less labor-intensive, so you can get hours back in your day.
It’s super simple
All you need is your smartphone. Anyone can do it. And we mean anyone—seriously, we tested this out on 7 year olds! You no longer need to have a specially trained employee or send a PM to map out a floor plan—anyone with an Android device, or an iPhone can do it. If your iPhone has LiDAR, you can also leverage that to increase the accuracy of the scan.
There’s a lot of turnover in the restoration industry, so it’s pretty clutch that any tech with a smartphone can easily complete the scan, no arduous training required.
Built-in live user guidance steers you right
Encircle Floor Plan has built-in live user guidance, so you’ll know if you’re going off track while scanning. For example, if you get too close to a wall or move too quickly during scanning, a prompt will let you know to ensure you get a complete, accurate scan, the first time around for a professional looking 2D floor plan.
It’s wicked accurate
Nobody’s perfect, right? But we’re pretty damn close. Encircle Floor Plan is 95% accurate (97% accurate with a LiDAR phone)—well within the tolerances of insurance carriers.
How many times have you had to drive all the way back to the job site to collect that 1 rogue measurement? With Encircle Floor Plan, you get dialed-in dimensions on Day 1, reducing the chance of human error. The result? Accurate measurements and a professional-looking 2D floor plan, on every job.
Voice labeling and rapid edits
While scanning, you’ll be able to apply custom room labels with your voice, “kitchen, master bedroom, etc.” But if you’d rather keep it simple, Encircle Floor Plan uses AI to intuitively label them for you. Should you need to update room labels or request rapid edits, you’ll be able to—so your floor plan will always come out quick, crisp, and professional.
Your most common questions:
I’m already getting 3D dollhouses made up. Why do I need this?
3D model is a nice-to-have for marketing, not a must-have for creating accurate estimates that will pass carrier scrutiny. Encircle Floor Plan can be used on every job and gives you the accurate measurements that will get you paid faster. Plus, save time and money not having to purchase or train your team on fancy gear.
Want to help adjusters feel like they are on the job site with you? Take advantage of video in Encircle to help tell the story of the loss, provide additional context that can't be captured in photos alone, and build a solid estimate.
👉 Learn more about leveraging video in your scopes here.
Sounds great - what’s it going to cost?
The cost is $29 per floor plan, and we plan be able to get that price even lower based on volume or subscription pricing. Since all you need is a smartphone, there are no additional costs to be considered, such as hardware or cameras etc. There is no need to pay extra if you’re in a time crunch.
Can I upload the 2D floor plan into Xactimate?
Encircle Floor Plan arrives as a JPEG right into the Encircle job file. You can simply import this floor plan into Xactimate and use it as an underlay image to quickly create your Xactimate sketch—getting your estimates started in a matter of hours, instead of days.
Can I create individual room sketches?
Yes, you can use the Encircle Floor Plan tool to create individual room sketches. Users will also be able to create moisture maps for water jobs. Use the 2D floor plan to highlight the areas of water damage, show your moisture points, and place your equipment right on the map to enhance the story of the water loss—what happened, what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it.
When can I get it?
Encircle Floor Plan will become available by the end of 2022.