Encompass announced today it is helping customers keep track of what may be happening in their home by deploying home safety kits that monitor for fires, leaks and frozen pipes while homeowners are away. The kits are packed with smart sensors provided by Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers. Encompass and Roost are working together to bring Roost's Home Telematics Program (HTP) to Encompass policyholders to help them take action faster and try to reduce damage when certain property accidents happen.Read More
As some of you know, we launched our newest sensor, the Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor, through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, back in April. This decision was made to take pre-orders through Indiegogo in order to get a better understanding from "early-adopter" customers about their experience with the product before we offer it to our insurance partners.Read More
One Call Insurance, one of the UK's largest and fastest growing insurance brokers, today announced it has formed a partnership with Roost. The companies will disrupt the home insurance market with the introduction of Roost's Home Telematics Solution across One Call's home insurance product lines and new One Call Smart Home initiative.Read More
Working with Willis Towers Watson, and other insurance industry leaders, the HTP is applying advanced analytics to gain impactful insights into the effect of home installation of Roost smart sensors on fire and water loss mitigation as well as customer engagement.Read More
This month Roost began rolling out The Weather Company's severe weather alert functionality through the Roost co-branded mobile app. These time sensitive and customized notifications enable policyholders to take preventative action before inclement weather strikes. The first insurer to launch will be GuideOne Insurance, with these customized weather alerts being incorporated into all future co-branded app partners across the US and Europe.Read More
Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has reached an agreement with Madison Mutual Insurance. In a strategic partnership focused on increasing policyholder engagement, Madison Mutual Insurance will offer it’s policyholders a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector or Roost Smart Battery.Read More
Roost, a leader in home telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has partnered with Norway's SpareBank 1 Forsikring AS. In a strategic agreement focused on establishing home telematics capabilities and strengthening policyholder engagement, SpareBank 1 will offer policyholders a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector as well as a Roost Smart 9V Battery.Read More
We are excited to announce that Roost has closed a $10.4 Million Series B funding round with three new Insurance partners. Aviva Ventures led the round followed by Desjardins Insurance and Fosun RZ Capital with additional participation from our existing investors to total $17 Million funding to date.
Pretty amazing as well as quite humbling.
Let's be honest, for about 100 years it was pretty nice to be able to provide home insurance, send policyholders a bill, get their check in the mail and everyone went on about their business. But then companies like Amazon had to come along and ruin everything. Not only did they make shopping easy, they started knowing what customers wanted… BEFORE CUSTOMERS KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED! Nextflix is not able to only recommend content their customers will like, they are using data driven insights to produce new content, tailored to customer desires.Read More
Hippo, the latest new on-line home insurance disruptor and Roost have announced a partnership to include a free Roost Smart Water Leak Detector with every new homeowner policy written. One of Hippo's key strategies is to help prevent problems in the home, and they've specifically targeted the all too frequent water leak issue. The Roost leak detector is a simple and intuitive Wi-Fi device that senses home water leaks as well as humidity & freezing temperature situations, and then delivers early warning smartphone alerts.Read More
On March 29, 2017, our Roost Smart Battery aided in mitigating a devastating home fire.
Away at work, a smartphone notification from his Roost Smart Battery alerted Tom S. that his smoke alarm was sounding in his home. Knowing that his 87-year old mother was home alone, he immediately contacted a neighbor to check on her and the house. A malfunctioning bathroom fan had started a fire. The garage apartment where his mother lived was severely damaged by the fire, but the main portion of Tom and his wife Donna's rural home was spared due to the actions of Tom's mother, his neighbor and many local volunteer fire departments.
Roost and Desjardins,Canada’s third largest property and casualty home insurer, have announced a partnership to begin deployment of the Roost Home Telematics Solution nationwide across Canada. Each qualified policyholder of Desjardins, The Personal and State Farm Canada home insurance brands will be offered a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector to place in their home to help reduce water damage and provide more peace of mind.Read More
We've just expanded our affordable, easy to install, Wi-Fi-enabled Roost product line beyond smart batteries and smoke alarms with the new Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, now available for immediate shipping!Read More
Over the past year, Roost has evolved with the introduction of our Home Telematics Solution for Insurers. While our core product experience continues to focus on the home consumer, our go-to-market approach has evolved from pure retail to a growing list of Insurance company partnerships.Read More
We know that customers have learned to rely on us to help keep their home safe, so today we are excited to reveal a brand new member of the Roost family. Last year we launched our first product—the Roost Smart Battery—a Wi-Fi enabled retrofit battery that transforms your existing 9V smoke and CO alarms into smart, connected alarms.Read More
Last year, we launched the Roost 9v Smart Battery that provided homeowners with peace of mind through a simple and affordable retrofit solution. Emergency alerts on your smartphone. Low battery warnings. Friends and family notifications. Now we’re taking it a step further.Read More
We've received some great feedback on our Roost Smart Batteries, and for most of you, your batteries have been working very well. But others have had a few challenges, and because we take all feedback seriously, we've been working extremely hard on enhancing the functionality of our batteries. So we’re excited to announce that firmware version 2 update is now available.Read More
iF has awarded the Roost Smart Battery an iF Award! We're thrilled about the recognition and so excited to share this with our Roost Community.Read More
We recently announced the much anticipated Roost IFTTT integration, and now we’re happy to share the news that the IFTTT Roost channel is live! You can head on over to ifttt.com/roost to explore the channel and the recipes that have already been created.Read More
First off, we want to thank our early adopters for their continued support and enthusiasm. Because of you, we've been able to identify that a small portion of Roost Smart Battery customers have consistently experienced an issue while trying to connect their batteries to their home Wi-Fi networks. When this happens, the battery will beep six times and you'll see a "Try Again message during set-up.Read More
With 2016 off and running, we've already announced a partnership with IFTTT to enable recips via the Roost Smart Battery. And now we've got more great news to share on the partnership front, we're teaming up with ADT, the leading provider of professional security for homes and businesses in the US.Read More
We have a lot of news to share, and we want to make sure that you're hearing about all the latest Roost happenings directly from us. We've got a few things on the list, so let's jump right in.Read More