Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Offers Roost Smart Sensors to Policyholders

The insurer will offer a range of Roost devices free to policyholders to enhance customer engagement and mitigate claims.

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Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Company (Kalispell, Mont.) has entered into an agreement with home telematics solutions vendor Roost to build customer engagement and mitigate claims costs. The insurer will offer free Roost devices to select policyholders, a vendor statement says.

Greg Ellingson, General Manager, Flathead Farm Mutual.

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

“We’re excited to be working with Roost to deliver meaningful smart home innovation for our loyal policyholders in Montana,” comments Greg Ellingson, General Manager, Flathead Farm Mutual.  “We constantly strive to strengthen the relationship with our policyholders year after year, and this partnership with Roost is a great way to help us do so.”

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.

Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost.

Roost describes its Smart 9V Battery as 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.

Broader Set of Services to Policyholders

“We are very happy to be working with Flathead Farm Mutual to deliver a wide-range of smart sensors and app notifications to their policyholders throughout Montana,” comments Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “With the Roost solution, Flathead Farm Mutual will be able to provide a more innovative and broader set of services to their home, farm and ranch properties.”

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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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