Save Money on Insurance with a Water Sensor

Repairing the damages inflicted on a home caused by water-related issues can be expensive and agonizing for both homeowners and insurance companies. Many insurance companies recognize the commonality of water damage as natural elements are among the most common threats in terms of disturbing a home environment. Northbrook Insurance Associates, Inc. calculated the most common home insurance claims and ranked water damage as the most common cause of damage for homeowners. These types of damages may seem difficult to avoid, but utilizing a ConnectSense Water Sensor can help remedy these difficulties and allow homeowners to detect water before it becomes a problem.

The benefits of using a water sensor within a home environment are simply astonishing. There are many different ways that water can create a problem at home. Whether it be a flooding basement, a broken washing machine hose, a leaking roof/ceiling, or something else, the damages can be catastrophic. Even though home insurance can cover these damages, it is still a tremendous burden to have to repair them, as well as replace any ruined furniture or possessions. Implementing a water sensor within a home environment will allow home owners to prevent any damages to their home by catching any issues before they become a serious problem. It is an economical solution that can save homeowners time in terms of repairing their home and filing insurance claims. There are also various insurance companies that will offer a discount to a consumer’s premium if they install a water sensor.

Installing a water sensor may seem like it is only to the homeowner’s benefit, but it can actually help insurance companies save money too. The ideal household for an insurance company is one that has a lower risk of an expensive incident occurring. If insurance companies advise their customers to invest in reliable water sensors, they can help prevent the quantity of claims made for water damages. This means that insurance companies won’t need to spend as much money each year to pay off claims.

A water sensor can alleviate the pain caused by water damages for both homeowners and insurance companies. Homeowners can save money on their premiums and not have to waste their time and energy repairing any damages to their home. Insurance companies have the ability to save money because they will not need to spend as much money on insurance claims. Investing in a reliable water sensor, such as the ConnectSense Water Sensor, will ultimately reduce the expenses of water damage. These benefits do not stop with water sensors; there are a variety of other impeccable ConnectSense sensors that can help reduce the costs of premiums for homeowners and claims for insurance companies.

A Case for the Functional Gateway

A gateway should be the most simple and obvious device that an everyday home automation user can find a use for. It should be a smart home user's first real experience with home automation and make them want to add more products to communicate with that gateway. While a typical gateway has no use other than to allow devices to communicate between devices and the Internet, a functional gateway is a product that a homeowner could use daily.

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Garage Door Sensor - Confessions of a Paranoid Home Owner

In the seven years since I first became a homeowner I cannot count the number of times I have turned around the car when I was a few blocks away from home to go back and double check that the garage is closed.  Once I was at least 15 minutes away from home and already running late for a flight when I turned to my wife and asked "Did we close the garage?" It was early in the morning and we were both still waking up so neither of us could definitively confirm that the garage was in fact closed.  So we turned around, adding another 30 minutes to our trip to head back home and confirm that the garage was indeed still closed, and it was.  In fact I cannot recall a time that I have gone back to check and the garage was not closed but I still regularly have that feeling that I left it open and turn around to verify.

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