Ohio Mutual Partners with SimpliSafe to Offer Policyholders Smart Home System

The system will include components such as the SimpliCam HD camera, a smoke detector, water sensor and entry sensor, which defends doors and windows.

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Ohio Mutual Insurance Group (Bucyrus, Ohio), a regional property and casualty insurer, has selected SimpliSafe (Boston) to make smart home protection against major insurance perils available to homeowners in Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The partnership, which marks SimpliSafe’s first risk mitigation initiative with a regional mutual insurer, enables the carrier to offer customers binding a new policy a six-piece home security system from SimpliSafe and two months of the vendor’s professional security monitoring, provided complimentary with their homeowners’ policy. The system will include components such as the SimpliCam HD camera, a smoke detector, water sensor and entry sensor, which defends doors and windows.

Through the partnership, SimpliSafe and Ohio Mutual hope to help reduce home damage from theft, fire and water, while also offering potential savings for homeowners on their insurance coverage.

Matt Wolf, Director of Partnerships, SimpliSafe.

“Ohio Mutual is a company that is relentlessly focused on earning the loyalty of our policyholders and the local agents who serve them,” comments Chad Combs, VP, Personal Lines Underwriting, Ohio Mutual. “This partnership with SimpliSafe not only provides our customers something of unique value that enhances our mutual engagement, but it helps our agent partners stand out in a highly competitive marketplace. We are thrilled to partner with SimpliSafe, a proven leader in the insurtech space, to bring this unique offering to our agents and policyholders.”

Making Homes Safer

“We are excited to expand our efforts within the insurance industry and partner with Ohio Mutual to bring our smart home insurance program to a top regional mutual insurer,” comments Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe. “We are laser focused on making home the safest place on earth, and our products and services coupled with partners like Ohio Mutual help make that a reality.”

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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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