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Church Mutual Insurance Company (Merrill, Wis.) has engaged OneEvent Technologies (Mt. Horeb, Wis.) to install the vendor’s OnePrevent Systems in selected churches and schools throughout the Midwest. Through its partnership with OneEvent, Church Mutual is providing customers with the latest technology and offering the Internet of Things (IoT) solution through its CM Sensor program, beginning this quarter.
“The OnePrevent System is yet another tool we can provide to our policyholders to keep their people and property safe,” comments Tom Kluxdal, Director of Innovation, Church Mutual. “We place a high value on innovative technology that helps prevent problems before they occur, with IoT and artificial intelligence being critical to our efforts. In fact, OnePrevent fits well into our overall innovation strategy, which is fueled by our Innovation Lab. We look to partner with firms such as OneEvent and also create our own risk-mitigation solutions.”
Such solutions are particularly relevant to churches and schools, which often have inadequate protection against fire and other risks including carbon monoxide and freezing temperatures. Since clergy and staff have varying hours and can’t always be onsite, many churches are vacant several days during the week. As a result, problems may arise and go undetected causing significant damage.
“We developed this technology because we knew there was a better way to mitigate tragedies and alert occupants of a building before flames and smoke appeared and before carbon monoxide levels increased to harmful levels,” OneEvent President and CEO, Kurt Wedig. “With our software engine and learning algorithm, OneEvent can help prevent a disaster from happening in the first place.”
Predictive Alert System
By continuously monitor factors such as temperature, smoke, carbon monoxide and motion through strategically placed wireless sensors, the OnePrevent System learns what is normal for a building environment and uses abnormal readings to identify potential risks and deliver necessary alerts via the OnePrevent mobile phone app, according to the vendor’s description. The monitoring system features a predictive analytics engine embedded inside a series of UL listed sensing devices and is a modern safety solution to protect buildings, assets and occupants.
OneEvent Technologies characterizes OnePrevent as a predictive-alert system: not a fire alarm nor a burglar alarm, but rather advanced supplementary protection that empowers users with alerts via a cloud-based platform and app.