State Farm Pilot Uses Sensors to Detect Wiring Defects That Can Cause Fires

By Jim Sams | November 16, 2020

  • November 17, 2020 at 9:52 am
    Robert Cursewell says:
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    This is excellent. Due to the continued increase of weather events and rising repair costs insurance carriers taking on a proactive approach to curtail claims rather than just reactive will not only instill a partnership relationship with customers but also increase their ability to remain competitive. As someone in the industry 30 years I have been preaching this for awhile and am frustrated that more companies haven’t adopted this approach. The same can be said for the health insurance industry.

  • December 1, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    ta says:
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    I received an offer for a free one but I think I will replace my breakers with arc fault ones instead. It is a neat idea and it is great they are being proactive; but:
    I wasn’t thrilled with the small print that the sensor would also report back info on what was connected to my wifi (why would they possibly need that?) and that the company would select the electrician and send them without my approval. There are too many that I would not want in my home that they could pick. It was also worded like I couldn’t decide I no longer wanted it and just send it back and be done with it once I received it.



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