The Travelers Company revealed this week that it’s extending its Amazon smart home program to 11 new states.
Travelers, a home, auto and business insurance provider, originally started the program for its customers in California, Colorado, Missouri and Wisconsin. Participants of the program receive a discounted smart home kit with insurance policies at a new reduced price.
Now customers in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Utah have the opportunity to take advantage of the package deal. Travelers’ expansion comes after their successful Amazon storefront opening.
“We’re excited about the engagement with our Amazon digital storefront, and we will continue to build upon it and expand its reach,” said Michael Klein, EVP and president of personal insurance at Travelers. “This unique offering helps customers better protect their homes, and provides our independent agents with an innovative way to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”
What’s in the kit?
The smart home kits include security cameras, water sensors, motion detectors with multi-sensor capabilities, a smart home hub as well as an Amazon Echo Dot.
Amazon has also offered Travelers customers discounted rates for their installation services, making this program even more eye-grabbing in this expanding IoT society. Studies have shown that more and more people and companies are leaning on smart technology to improve quality of life.
Alexa now has new skills to better accommodate Travelers customers. The “Travelers” skill will allow policyholders to ask questions like, “When is my next bill due?”; while the “Travelers Home Central” skill will let customers access property maintenance and home safety tips. So if it starts getting cold outside, you can ask, “Alexa, what are some winter home maintenance tips?” Have a flood? Alexa might be able to help you with that.
Travelers officials say that this is just the beginning of their relationship with Alexa. There will be more skills to come, and with that, Travelers customers may rejoice.