State Farm expands Ting fire safety program

State Farm is announcing the expansion of the Ting fire safety program, which will now be available free of charge to two million homes.

Today, nearly 700,000 homes insured by State Farm have received a Ting sensor, with 50,000 additional sensors reaching homes each month.

The insurer has had a partnership with Whisker Labs, the company behind the Ting sensor, since 2020. The sensor monitors a home’s electrical network to detect electrical hazards that may lead to fires. State Farm is also an investor in Whisker Labs through State Farm Ventures.

In addition to the smart plug-in sensor and app, customers receive $1,000 credit for professional remediation of electrical fire hazards when required (provided by Whisker Labs).

“Putting customers first and being a good neighbor is at the heart of the State Farm mission. Ting is part of our ongoing commitment to prevent losses and protect more people in more ways. Hearing from our customers about how Ting has helped them protect their families and homes is extremely powerful. It just makes sense to expand the program to reach even more homeowners with free Ting sensors.” – Chris Schell, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of State Farm.

“We continue to be humbled by the unwavering commitment of State Farm to customer safety. It has been an honor to work to build a program that has saved nearly 10,000 homes from electrical fire hazards. Expanding the offer to 2 million homes is another example of how State Farm always puts their customers first. Ting sensors help protect individual homes and monitor the electric utility grid that we rely on for life every day. Prevention is simply better for everyone.” – Bob Marshall, Co-Founder & CEO of Whisker Labs.