A small sensor saves the house from a big disaster
A small sensor saves the house from a big disaster. Last Friday, Lorena went to spend the weekend at a beautiful hotel in Naples, 120 miles west of Miami. When she was unpacking the clothes in the room, an alarm started going off on her smartphone. The water “likeo” sensor had been activated. Apparently, in the rush of the trip, Lorena hadn’t properly closed the taps to the bathtub and it overflowed.
But Lorena did not lose her calm, she called her sister, who moved to her house and solved the problem. Fortunately, the overflowing water did not cause any damage. Her sister only had to mop the bathroom floor. If Lorena had not installed those small sensors that detect if the floor gets wet, when she returned from the three days of rest, she would have found a real disaster. According to the Insurance Information Institute, home water damage is the third leading cause of claims to insurance companies. For this reason, insurers are beginning to look favorably at owners installing intelligent security systems.
A house that has smoke detectors, motion sensors, surveillance cameras, and door and window alarms, can get a discount of up to 15% on the insurance premium. A great relief in these times.
The study also indicates that more than 40% of the owners who have installed a security system in their home, due to ignorance, do not benefit from the aforementioned discounts. A small sensor saves the house from a big disaster.
Remember that at Univista Insurance you can get the cheapest home insurance in Florida, and if you have installed any of these security measures, it will be even easier.