As more of our homes become “connected” we benefit from the convenience of automation. An added bonus is that smart technology is helping to reduce damage in the event of an emergency. Monitored smoke and intruder alarms connected to cameras enable us to see what’s going on in our homes. Water alarms can instantly alert us of a burst pipe or if the hot water tank starts to leak. Temperature alarms can signal if the furnace has malfunctioned. And Smart locks can give neighbours and trade professionals quick access to relieve an emergency situation.

Instant alerts and immediate action would likely mean less damage to homes and belongings. A win for homeowners and insurance companies as claims will be smaller. Speak with your Insurance Broker to be sure you’re taking advantage of any discounts you may be eligible for.