Continuing the discussion from Home Insurance Discounts? Unmonitored, monitored? California:
(All my usual emphatic warnings here that IndieGogo and Kickstarter Projects are extremely risky to consumers. No matter the wording of the campaign, contributions are not “sales/purchases” and discounts are meaningless due to the lack of retail market and unknown mass production costs. Projects tend to deviate from specifications and implied quality, and slip far behind on delivery dates).
The Oomi IndieGogo campaign is now offering “UL listed monitoring services” at $15/month (paid annually) or $25/month (paid monthly).
Some of us have been hoping for this option for SmartThings for a long time, since it may qualify users to substantial home insurance discounts. Such discounts could easily exceed the cost of the service, making this better than free.
“UL Listed Monitoring Centers” can be arranged on a wholesale basis for much lower then the price Oomi is charging, BTW. But I don’t think any of us have figured out how to get SmartThings compatible plans worked out (along with insurance underwriting acceptance).
With our Professional Monitoring service you will receive 24/7 monitoring of your home by a UL listed monitoring center. That means there is always a team of monitoring professionals ready to help in case of any safety or security concern. They can notify you of any potential problems, communicate with your emergency contacts, and, if necessary, will personally contact the appropriate emergency response services. At present, Professional Monitoring and Personal Monitoring Plus will only be available for customers in the United States and Canada, but we are exploring options for expanding the service to other countries soon.
Does anyone here have ideas of how to establish this type of service for SmartThings homes (without waiting indefinitely for SmartThings to offer it directly)?
There are a few existing Topics related to this, but I figured Oomi is the closest analog to SmartThings with respect actually offering a solution.