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Kingstone Insurance Selects Roost Home Telematics Solutions

Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has partnered with New York based Kingstone Insurance. In a strategic agreement reached to increase policyholder engagement as well as reduce claims costs, starting in September Kingstone Insurance will begin a pilot program to offer either a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector or a Roost Smart Battery to select new and existing policyholders.

With a history dating back to 1886, Kingstone Insurance proudly serves customers in its home state of New York and throughout the Northeast region. Today, Kingstone is demonstrating regional leadership by employing the industry's most innovative home telematics platform. As the company begins deploying Roost smart sensors, policyholders will be better able to mitigate the cost and hassle of fire, smoke and water leak related claims. Kingstone Insurance will also be empowered to strengthen their engagement with policyholders through Roost's co-branded Kingstone Insurance mobile app, recently enhanced with emergency weather alerts and home service pro access. 

“For more than a century we have been a trusted standard bearer for safety and security in the New York insurance industry, always searching for new ways to best meet our policyholders' needs,” said Dale Thatcher, President and COO of Kingstone Insurance Company. “Now, with Roost we will also be the brand of forward-looking innovation. Together we will deliver smart sensors that give our customers the best technology to mitigate their risk of water and fire loss. At the same time, the intiative enables us to deepen our ongoing relationship with policyholders and agents. ”

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 Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. Easily locate in places around the home most prone to water leaks such as sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the co-branded Kingstone app to help minimize water damage and loss. These Wi-Fi enabled smart sensors don't require a hub and set up in less than five minutes.

“We are excited to be working with Kingstone Insurance to deliver a wide-range of new smart sensor capabilities to the company and its policyholders,” said Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “With Roost's Home Telematics solutions, Kingstone is extending its proud tradition of service and improving its ability to engage with its policyholders in a meaningful way.”

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

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