SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has partnered with Montana based, Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Company.  In a strategic agreement reached to build customer engagement and mitigate claims costs, Flathead Farm Mutual will offer free devices to select policyholders.

Flathead Farm Mutual policyholders will be offered the award-winning lineup of Roost smart sensors that deliver peace-of-mind to policyholders including the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, Roost Smart Battery, and the new Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor. They will also look to strengthen their engagement with 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,” said Greg Ellingson, General Manager.  “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.

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 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.

“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,” said 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.”

Roost’s Home Telematics solutions are changing the way insurers engage with their policyholders, mitigate fire & water claims and drive new business growth.

About Roost:

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 Flathead Farm Mutual:

Flathead Farm Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1907 to meet the needs of Montanans. Flathead Farm is a Mutual Insurance Company which is owned by its membership. It exists to serve the members, not corporate interests.  For more information, please visit www.flatheadfarmmutual.com

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Marketing, Roost
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