Travelers is teaming up with Amazon.com to offer discounted smart home kits as well as insurance and risk management information through what it described as the insurance industry’s first digital storefront, Amazon.com/Travelers.
The smart home kits include security cameras, water sensors, motion detectors with multi-sensor capabilities, a smart home hub that wirelessly connects a range of smart devices and an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker. Travelers will provide a free Amazon Echo Dot to eligible home insurance customers even without the purchase of a kit subject to qualifying terms, the company said.
Eligible Travelers home insurance customers can get a discount on their policies with the smart home kit’s purchase. Purchasers can contract discounted kit installation through Amazon Smart Home Services where available.
The insurance company also touted new Alexa skills, accessible through Echo devices, including a Travelers skill, which assists the company’s home insurance policyholders with questions regarding billing and payments. A Travelers Home Central skill enables all consumers to access property maintenance and home safety tips.
Michael Klein, Travelers evp/president of personal insurance, said, “Smart home technology is making it easier for all of us to monitor our homes and help protect us from some of the most common causes of damage. Our Amazon digital storefront conveniently brings together smart home devices, installation services, discounts and insurance knowledge in one central location to help our customers and agents manage risk and take a more proactive approach to home safety.”