GuideOne launches commercial property insurance deployment with Roost telematics sensors

Water detection in 2,000 facilities starts March 1 aiming to support agents, minimize property losses

WEST DES MOINES (Feb. 13, 2018) — GuideOne Insurance announced the first commercial deployment of Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detectors by a property insurance carrier. The pilot places 4,000 sensors in churches across the country starting March 1, aiming to demonstrate the value of detection and responsiveness in minimizing loss and disruption.

Roost’s Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector senses water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperatures, delivering alerts via mobile app to help minimize damage and loss. The Wi-Fi enabled detectors set up quickly, located in places around a facility that are most prone to water leaks and frozen pipes. 

“Roost’s simple, affordable telematics solution helps GuideOne agents and brokers nurture a digital relationship with commercial clients and supports claims mitigation for preventable water leaks,” said Michelle Glasl, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Chief Information Officer. “With help from Roost, GuideOne aims to demonstrate the value of using the latest technologies to proactively protect policyholders.”

About GuideOne
GuideOne Insurance was founded in 1947 with a commitment to social responsibility. That tradition continues today, as the company proudly protects the people who strengthen our communities. GuideOne serves churches, educational institutions, senior living care centers and nonprofit organizations. We provide commercial property and liability, workers’ compensation, commercial auto, and many other liability needs. 

Rated “A-” (Excellent) by industry analyst A.M. Best, GuideOne does business in all 50 states through a network of thousands of independent agents who serve more than 51,000 members. GuideOne’s corporate headquarters are located in West Des Moines, Iowa.