Westfield Insurance to offer Ting devices

P&C insurer Westfield Insurance is collaborating with Whisker Labs to offer policyholders the Ting device, which can help detect electrical hazards.

Westfield will provide Ting at no cost to 10,000 home and condo customers this year and plans to deploy the smart sensor and service to another 20,000+ homeowners over the next three years.

Whisker Labs, which is backed by State Farm Ventures, partnered with Hartford Steam Boiler in 2018 to bring Ting to the insurance market.

“Part of our mission is to enable our customers’ peace of mind and Ting does exactly that by giving homeowners advance notice to help prevent a potential home fire. Westfield has a long history – 176 years, in fact – of offering insurance products and solutions to protect customers and communities, and this new technology is well aligned with our mission.” – Steve Butler, AVP, personal lines product management and underwriting at Westfield.

“The Whisker Labs Ting team is excited to join forces with Westfield to help prevent electrical fires in customers’ homes. As a company, we are committed to reducing home fires, while delivering an engaging experience that customers have come to expect through smart technology. Together with Westfield, we’re proud to offer a product that helps keep homes safer.” – Bob Marshall, Co-Founder & CEO of Whisker Labs.

“Fire continues to be one of the most devastating losses. Ting presents clients the opportunity to both reduce the risk of electrical fires and gather insightful data. It’s easy to install, user-friendly, and is making an impact. We continue to receive positive feedback from our insurance clients and their policyholders.” – John Riggs, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Applied Technology Solutions for HSB.