Hiscox partners with LeakBot

Hiscox is announcing a partnership with LeakBot , the smart water leak alarm, to provide its leak detection system to customers. The partnership will make Hiscox “the first UK insurer to offer a free Leakbot to all new and existing building insurance customers.”

LeakBot is an end-to-end claim mitigation system designed to tackle water damage claims in the home. The device uses “patented technology” to detect water leaks, without the need for professional installation. It connects to the home wireless network and, if it detects a leak, notifies the customer via a mobile app, providing access to a team of expert LeakBot engineers to ‘find and fix’ the problem.

New or existing building insurance customers in the UK can claim a free water leak detector worth £149. Customers will also receive one expert engineer visit each year if needed to find and fix any leaks with standard parts and labor all included at no extra cost.

“Much like our customers, our goal is to protect their homes and smart solutions like LeakBot will become an increasingly fundamental part of this. It’s often the smallest, hidden leaks that go undetected and ultimately cause the most damage, so spotting these early is essential. Whether it’s a burst pipe or just a leaking tap, Hiscox is covering the cost of one specialist engineer visit per year to ensure expert support is on hand if a leak is detected. We have successfully trialed LeakBot with select customers over the last year and have been impressed with the results. It’s easy to set up, discreet, provides real-time alerts and is backed by a UK-wide team of engineers.” – Phil Thorn, Head of Propositions at Hiscox UK.

“We are excited to announce Hiscox as our first UK insurance partner to offer LeakBot to all of their new and existing customers. This partnership will see the major rollout of LeakBot across homes in the UK, which will significantly reduce problems caused by escape of water damage. LeakBot is a pioneer in addressing the problem of unnecessary escape of water claims and we look forward to providing great value to Hiscox and their customers.” – Craig Foster, CEO, LeakBot.