Northbrook, IL – 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.
The Encompass – Roost kits will be available to a limited number of policyholders and include the the award-winning Roost Smart 9V Battery (for smoke alarms) and the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector. These innovative devices deliver notifications to customers’ smartphones when a suspected water leak or fire event occurs. A co-branded mobile app will help policyholders manage the Roost devices.
“We are demonstrating to policyholders that we care about what happens to them and want to help them both prevent and respond to potential losses more quickly,” said Sharon Dean, Encompass Product VP. “In partnership with Roost and the HTP, we are embracing innovative technologies so we can better meet the ever evolving needs of our customers. The HTP also allows us to receive critical and objective analytics that can help us better engage with and help policyholders, while also helping inform how we can best write our policies to protect them.”
Encompass is Roost’s third insurance industry member participating in the HTP. “Welcoming Encompass is great validation, and an incredible milestone,” said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO. “By leveraging the unique benefits, insights and best practices of the program, we believe this is a seminal moment for Home Telematics, and a stepping stone to changing the way that home risk is measured, and insurance is underwritten.”
The award-winning Roost Smart 9V Battery is a simple retrofit solution that transforms existing smoke alarms into smart alarms. If the alarm sounds and no one is home, a smartphone notification via the co-branded One Call Roost app is delivered to single or multiple recipients, as well as the underwriting insurer, to help minimise damage and loss. The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. Easily locate in places around the home most prone to water leaks such as sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances. These Wi-Fi enabled smart sensors don’t require a hub and set up in less than five minutes.
Roost’s Home Telematics solutions are changing the way insurers engage with their policyholders, mitigate fire & water claims and drive new business growth.
Roost is a technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. As creators of the Roost Smart Battery and the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, Roost has developed a unique, patented, connected platform of data sensors that deliver the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable way for insurers to provide Home Telematics solutions. Roost’s primary go-to-market approach is through Insurance companies deploying directly to their policyholders. The effect is a reduction in claim cost expenses (fire and water perils costing $20B per year in the U.S.), as well as driving policyholder engagement through a content-rich, digital mobile app experience, impacting retention and customer acquisition. For more information, please visit www.getroost.com.
About Encompass® Insurance
Encompass Insurance, part of Allstate’s group of companies, is one of the largest personal property and casualty insurance brands sold exclusively through a network of more than 2,400 independent agents. Each of our agents are committed to delivering superior service and quality products to their discerning policyholders. Encompass knows that value is important to you, which is why we give you the ability to tailor solutions to fit your price and coverage needs. For more information, visit www.encompassinsurance.com. .