Roost has entered into a strategic partnership with Texas-based American National Insurance Company to help mitigate claim costs and increase customer engagement.
Under this agreement, American National will offer free sensors to select policyholders through its property and casualty subsidiaries.
The partnership will allow American National to boost its engagement with insureds using an American National branded mobile app, with severe weather alerts from IBM/The Weather Company.
Additionally, it will extend the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector to American National policyholders with specific risk characteristics.
The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is developed to sense water leaks, humidity and freezing temperature situations.
Each detector can be placed around the home in places most prone to water leaks, such as under kitchen sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances.
To help minimise water damage and loss, smartphone alerts will be sent through the Roost app in case of water leakage.
Roost corporate business process officer, and chief information officer JD Johnson said: “We are very happy to announce this strategic partnership with Roost to deliver their smart sensors to our policyholders.
“At American National, we aim to provide our policyholders with value and trusted solutions and this relationship with Roost accomplishes just that.”
Roost CEO Roel Peeters said: “Roost’s partnership with American National is something that we are proud to announce.
“By deploying the full Roost solution, we will help American National meet their goals of increasing customer engagement and providing peace of mind to their policyholders that their home is protected, even when they are away.”