IoT Sensors Protect Homes From Fires

State Farm and Whisker Labs are rolling out plug-in fire sensors in 2 million U.S. homes under expanded partnership

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 4, 2024

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State Farm is expanding its fire sensor tech offerings to homeowners
State Farm is expanding its fire sensor tech offerings to homeownersGetty

State Farm, a home insurance company, is expanding its fire sensor tech offerings to homeowners, rolling out plug-in ‘Ting’ sensors to 2 million homes. 

Created by Whisker Labs, the Ting sensor is designed to monitor houses’ electrical wiring for arcing – when an electric current jumps between two electrodes – which is the precursor to many house fires.

The plug-in sensor can also notify homeowners of power outages or dangerous utility power incidents.

“Ting is part of our ongoing commitment to prevent losses and protect more people in more ways,” said Chris Schell, State Farm’s COO. “Hearing from our customers about how Ting has helped them protect their families and homes is extremely powerful. It just makes sense to expand the program to reach even more homeowners with free Ting sensors.”

To date, nearly 700,000 homes insured by State Farm have been fitted with a Ting sensor, with 50,000 additional sensors deployed in homes each month.

“Ting sensors help protect individual homes and monitor the electric utility grid that we rely on for life every day,” said Bob Marshall, Whisker Labs’ CEO. "Prevention is simply better for everyone. Expanding the offer to 2 million homes is another example of how State Farm always puts their customers first.” 

Related:IoT Sensor Network Catches Electrical Fires Early, Offers Wildfire Detection

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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