Most insurance companies require your home to be checked every 24 hours when you are travelling - due to the high risk of damage and paying out claims.
Many insurance companies will accept monitored environmental devices connected to a home security system as an alternative. You may also qualify for an insurance premium discount.
Before leaving for an extended trip, contact your insurance agent or company to understand their specific requirements and recommendations.
Reed Security's most popular, insurance approved added protection are:
Low temperature protection...$3/month per sensor
Drops in temperature can occur when your furnace or boiler breaks down in our cold winters.
Installing a low temperature sensor can prevent frozen pipes. If the temperature in your home drops significantly, there's a risk water pipes can freeze. Frozen pipes can burst, leading to expensive water damage. When the temperature drops to 7 degrees Celsius you receive instant alerts to your smartphone and Reed Security's monitoring team will notify your call list. Take action before there is greater damage and costs.
Reed Recommends: install monitored low temperature sensors near the furnace or boiler as well as on each floor
Flood protection...$4/month per sensor
Flooding can occur after heavy rains, spring melting, sump pump failure, sewer backup, water pipes bursting, broken appliances, bathtubs overflowing and more.
Installing a monitored flood sensor provides early detection in areas with pooled water. You receive instant alerts to your smartphone and Reed Security's monitoring team will notify your call list. Take action before there is greater damage and costs.
Reed Recommends: install monitored flood sensors at low points where water is likely to pool - basement storage rooms, sump pit, and laundry area. Consider installing a smart water shutoff to turn the water off when a leak is detected.
Fire protection...$4/month per sensor
The top 5 causes of house fires are: 1) cooking; 2) heating; 3) electrical; 4) smoking; 5) candles
Installing monitored smoke sensors can save lives. Unlike traditional smoke alarms that only sound within a home, monitored smoke sensors are connected to Reed Security's 24/7 Monitoring Stations - operators will immediately dispatch the Fire Department.
Reed Recommends: install monitored smoke sensors in bedrooms, hallways and common areas on each level of your home; do not install in kitchens or garages due to the potential of false alarms
Ready to take the next step?
Reach out to us today at 306.653.3200 or visit our website at www.reedsecurity.com to inquire about adding low temperature, flood or fire protection to your home or business