Erie Insurance Partners with Roost® For Home Telematics Pilot

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has partnered with Erie Insurance, the 10th largest homeowner’s insurer in the United States. The company has selected the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector to test customer engagement with the device in order to prevent water damage claims.

Roost continues to grow its reputation as the smart sensor notification platform, and customer engagement solution of choice, among a growing list of insurers across the U.S. and around the world.

“After looking into a number of home sensor products, we chose Roost’s Home Telematics and Smart Sensor solutions for our pilot given the product’s ease of use and data platform,” said Bob Buckel, vice president, Personal Lines Products, Erie Insurance. “Innovation in the service of customer care is at the core of both of our companies. We look forward to learning more from our pilot to further protect our Customers.”

“As one of the Nation’s largest homeowner insurers, Erie Insurance knows better than most what it takes to protect and satisfy customers over the long term,” said Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “We’re very happy to partner with Erie to offer their customers our best technology to mitigate loss due to water leaks.”

The award-winning Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the Roost mobile app to help minimize water damage and loss. This smart Wi-Fi enabled detector sets up in less than five minutes and is easily located in places around the home that are most prone to water leaks such as sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances.

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 US), as well as driving policyholder engagement through a content rich, digital mobile app experience, impacting retention and customer acquisition. For more information, please visit

About Erie Insurance
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 10th largest homeowners insurer and 11thlargest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 15th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written.  The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company. More information about Erie Insurance Group is available at

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