Homeowners in Ontario could see a 25 percent discount on their home insurance premiums as part of a new partnership between Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and Rogers.
The insurer says customers who have installed the Smart Home Monitoring system from Rogers are eligible for the discount. Allstate customers will also receive a free water leak sensor from Rogers as part of a hardware package that also includes an easy-to-use touchpad, three window and door sensors and a motion detector.
“Burglaries can result in large claims, but it is property damage from fire and water where we’ve seen a rise in losses,” said Ryan Michel, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Allstate Canada, in a statement. “For example, damage from sewer backup accounts for 39 per cent of our water-related claims. Working with Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, a system that detects water leaks before they cause severe damage, not only helps homeowners manage their risk, it can potentially contribute to a decline in overall property damage claims. This is a win-win as it not only helps reduce potentially devastating loss of valuable items for our customers, it helps control costs for homeowners and for Allstate too.”
Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers is a home monitoring, automation and security system that uses constant broadband and wireless connections to ensure that the system is always up and running properly.