Buoy makes the (TV) news in USAA pilot program
(Source: KSAT12 TV)
January 16, 2019 — San Antonio, TX
“What’s beautiful about this solution (Buoy), is that inside there’s a shutoff valve. From anywhere in the world you can turn off the water inside your home.”
It seems like everyone has a smart device for personal use or for their home these days.
Did you know that some smart home devices may help you save on homeowners insurance?
Smart home technology helps homeowners monitor, control, automate and react to problems across their home.
“We can help homeowners save money and also on discounts on their home insurance,” said Jon-Michael Kowall, USAA property product and innovation executive.
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“Water devices will help members get in front of costly damage to their home, which translates into deductibles,” Kowall said. “The most prevalent damage is in your home, whether it’s a washing machine that broke or an appliance that leaks, which could result in huge amounts of damage.”
- Buoy requires professional installation and is installed on the main water line.
- Uses artificial intelligence to map out your home’s water use with censors.
- When Buoy detects something abnormal, it will alert you via your phone.
“What’s beautiful about this solution (Buoy), is that inside there’s a shutoff valve,” Kowall said. “From anywhere in the world you can turn off the water inside your home.”