State Farm offering more than one million free Ting sensors
State Farm is offering customers more than one million free Ting sensors to help detect electrical hazards in their homes. According to 2021 data from the National Fire Protection Association, electrical failures or malfunctions are the second leading cause of home fires.
Since 2020, Labs @ State Farm has collaborated with Whisker Labs, the maker of the Ting sensor, to offer sensors to eligible homeowner customers across the country. Over 200k homes are now monitored by a Ting sensor which has resulted in “thousands of success stories,” and in many cases, imminent fire loss prevention.
According to a January update by Whisker Labs, its sensors helped detect 3,000 electrical hazards, a milestone for the company. Here is one story:
In addition to offering sensors at no cost to eligible customers, Whisker Labs provides a $1,000 credit toward remediation of electrical fire hazards.
“State Farm is committed to being a good neighbor and always looks for ways to put our customers first. Ting is an important part of the work we are doing to prevent losses and to help protect more people in more ways. Offering Ting to homeowner customers makes sense. Many of our customers who now have Ting in their homes have told us they love it!” – Chris Schell, SVP – Property & Casualty.
“Through Ting, Whisker Labs is identifying and mitigating nearly 250 home fire hazards every month, a number that is growing rapidly. It is incredibly gratifying each time Ting helps identify an electrical fault, mitigate the hazard and prevent a fire. We are truly saving lives and homes. The vital initiatives in electrification also demand more from electrical systems in the home and on the utility grid. Ting is leading the insurance and electric utility sectors toward a future of predicting and preventing losses and enhancing resiliency. We are very proud to be entrusted to help protect State Farm customers and communities.” – Bob Marshall, Co-Founder & CEO of Whisker Labs.