Root and Owlcam enter pilot

Root announced a partnership and pilot program with Owlcam that will utilize Owlcam’s video security and safety system to streamline insurance claims.

“At Root, we’re dedicated to promoting driver safety. Owlcam is a leader in in-car video, and we know that video can help drivers protect their vehicle 24/7, and simplify the process of filing claims. We are looking forward to growing this partnership over time.” – Kumi Walker, Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer at Root.

During the pilot program, select Root customers are testing how Owlcam services can impact driving safety and car security while simultaneously simplifying the claims process. The results could help to inform future Root discounts for consumers who use Owlcam. Additionally, Owlcam’s features allow testers to quickly send video to Root to support any claims.

When a crash or break-in is detected in a vehicle with Owlcam, a video clip is instantly sent to the driver’s smartphone. Within the Owlcam app, customers can live view footage captured by the camera to see what is happening in real-time from anywhere. The video proof can immediately be shared with Root as well as police arriving on the scene. Owlcam also offers 911 Assist, a live operator emergency call response service, as part of its service plan.

While this pilot program is currently available to a limited number of Root customers, the feedback could lead to a broader partnership between the two companies.