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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #6: Contextual Anomalies

While processing can occur totally inadvertently as a result of internal operations, poorly maintained chain of custody and/or tracking changes to the media, companies should review these methods to ensure they aren’t causing more harm than good.

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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #5: Processing

While processing can occur totally inadvertently as a result of internal operations, poorly maintained chain of custody and/or tracking changes to the media, companies should review these methods to ensure they aren’t causing more harm than good.

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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #4: Duplicates

Duplication is the use of the same photos across multiple claims, whether within an insurance carrier or across carriers and this may be a sign of fraud. The ability to detect duplicate photos within or across carriers is an important tool to prevent potential fraud.

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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #3: Tampering

Malicious tampering of digital media is typically a sign of fraud. When media has been altered to change the state or appearance of an insured asset, the media should be rejected and/or replaced. Malicious tampering can happen in a number of ways.

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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #2: Quality

By having a process that immediately detects low quality and then automatically requests a customer to resubmit that image or video is the ideal way to prevent issues whether it be a claim, quote or other transaction.

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Business Quality Digital Media Guideline #1: Resolution

Photos and videos should be of high enough resolution to meet the needs of transactions and claims. When relying on images to make decisions and support automated operations, the details within the photo matter.

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The Importance of Guidelines for Insurance Photos and Digital Media

For insurance carriers who are thinking about or who have currently implemented self-service processes for gathering photos and digital media that will be used in claims, underwriting or inspections, it is important to put in place a set of guidelines BEFORE they begin using this customer-provided media.

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Protecting Against Digital Media Fraud Part 2: Secure Editing

When capturing a photo from a camera or a video recorded on a smartphone, it’s not unusual for that photo or video to be edited but for businesses that need files to be 100% authentic, protection against all editing is essential.