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Roost Partners with HomeAdvisor

70 Days ago

Expands mobile notifications and immediate service response to water leaks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roost, a leader in Home Telematics for property insurance carriers, today announced it has partnered with HomeAdvisor, the largest US marketplace that connects homeowners to more than 200,000 prescreened service professionals for home projects. As a result, Roost is introducing HomeAdvisor powered “Instant Plumber Connect”, that enables a timely response to urgent water leak issues, as well as easy access to their complete Home Service Professional network, all within the Roost and co-branded partner mobile apps.

Following the recent feature addition of emergency weather alerts to Roost and their co-branded apps, the company is now rolling out HomeAdvisor powered functionality to address the immediate needs of Roost Smart Sensor owners. The new functionality will be available to all Roost insurance partners and features:

  • “Instant Plumber Connect” enables the immediate option to have a trusted local plumber call the policyholder right after a water leak notification is triggered by a Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector. 
  • “Home Services Search” is a simple link from the mobile app home screen, and allows users to quickly search for a local service professional based on a wide variety of home projects ranging from plumbing, HVAC, electrical, painting as well as general home preventative maintenance tasks.

“We’ve developed the fastest growing Home Telematics connected sensor platform that helps mitigate fire and water related loss, as well as increase peoples’ sense of security and peace of mind,” said Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “We are excited to add HomeAdvisor capabilities to a growing number of critical new mobile app services and alerts available to Roost Smart Sensor owners and our expanding list of insurance industry partners.”

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. These smart Wi-Fi enabled detectors set-up in less than five minutes and can be easily located in places that are most prone to water leaks and frozen pipes.

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

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 U.S.), as well as driving policyholder engagement through a content-rich, digital mobile app experience, impacting retention and customer acquisition. For more information, please visit www.getroost.com.

About HomeAdvisor
HomeAdvisor ® is a digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects. With HomeAdvisor’s on-demand platform, homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor’s award-winning mobile app, which is compatible with all iOS, Android and virtual assistants, including Amazon Echo. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI). 

Media Contacts:
Peter Evers
Natron Communications for Roost
(415) 524-8899
peter@natroncomm.com

Mallory Micetich
HomeAdvisor
(303) 963-8352
Mallory.micetich@homeadvisor.com

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