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Roost® Adds Smart Garage Door Sensor to Suite of Home Telematics Solutions for Insurance Partners

Staff Writer | January 10, 2018

 Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today unveiled the Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor. This new sensor was created for insurers to drive customer engagement, as well enhance home protection and everyday customer peace of mind. The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor joins Roost’s growing suite of Home Telematics solutions, which include the second generation, award-winning Roost Smart Battery and the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector.

Building on its leadership in Home Telematics, the new Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor is the next critical solution to serve Roost’s expanding roster of Insurance partners across North America and Europe. Announced industry partners include Desjardins, Aviva, Franklin Mutual, and Hippo.

The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor keeps customers apprised of the state of their garage door, providing greater knowledge and awareness of the security of their home. Through its mobile app, Roost notifies owners if the garage is still open at bedtime, or if it is left open after they drive away in the morning. Notifications can also be customized by time. The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor is one more way that Roost helps people take care of their house and their loved ones by monitoring the “heartbeat of their home.”

“There are over 82 million home garages1 in the US, and more than 2/3 of homeowners use the garage door as their primary entry point,2” said Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “We developed the Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor to both meet the enrollment and engagement needs of insurers, and to help solve one of their customers’ daily pain-points. It’s great to kickoff 2018 by announcing this core Home Telematics Solution to our current and future insurance partners.”

As an innovative and useful way to improve home security, the new Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor is an ideal enrollment tool for insurers that are looking to increase their digital engagement with policyholders. It also creates direct and regular customer engagement via the connected device and carrier branded app. This is especially valuable for those companies whose go-to-market approach is via Independent Agents.

The Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor is an easy to set up Wi-Fi-connected sensor that sends customizable notifications to a smartphone, communicating the state of a garage door; open or closed. At any hour, owners can check Roost’s free mobile app to check on the status of their garage door home entry point. 

Product Details

  • Roost Smart Garage Door Sensor: RGD-100
  • Retail price will be $39.99
  • Available late Spring 2018
  • Visit getroost.com for more information


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