Fergus Farm Mutual Offers Policyholders Roost Home Telematics Devices

The Montana-specific insurer seeks to mitigate water-related claims and enhance customer engagement.

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Fergus Farm Mutual Insurance Company, a Montana specific provider of personal, liability and farm/ranch insurance, has partnered with Roost, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of home telematics solutions.  With a view to building customer engagement and mitigating claims costs, Fergus Farm Mutual will offer free Roost devices to select policyholders.

Tina Stokken, Manager, Fergus Farm Mutual.

Fergus Farm Mutual members will be offered a range of Roost smart sensors, including the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, the Roost Smart 9V Battery and the new Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor. The insurer will also look to strengthen its engagement with policyholders through a Fergus Farm Mutual branded mobile app, enhanced with severe weather alerts from IBM/The Weather Company and home service pro access from HomeAdvisor.

“We’re very happy to be partnering with Roost and providing our members with smart sensors to help mitigate loss and protect their homes,” comments Tina Stokken, Manager. “At Fergus Farm Mutual, we strive to put the needs of our policyholders first, and providing them with the Roost sensor solution falls directly in line with that objective.”

Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost.

The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. Each detector can be easily located in places around the home most prone to water leaks such as under kitchen sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the Roost app to help minimize water damage and loss. The vendor describes the 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 is delivered. The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor is designed to notify the state of the garage door, open or closed. These Wi-Fi-enabled smart sensors don’t require a hub and set up in less than five minutes, according to the vendor.

“At Roost, we are excited to be working with Fergus Farm Mutual to provide our smart Roost sensor solution to their loyal policyholders in Montana,” comments Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO, Roost. “The ability for their policyholders to mitigate water leak and frozen pipe situations while also monitoring each device and receiving notifications directly to their smartphone will be extremely beneficial.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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