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Roost and Hippo

PARTNERSHIP WITH INSURANCE INNOVATOR: HIPPO INSURANCE

Hippo, the latest new on-line home insurance disruptor and Roost have announced a partnership to include a free Roost Smart Water Leak Detector with every new homeowner policy written. One of Hippo's key strategies is to help prevent problems in the home, and they've specifically targeted the all too frequent water leak issue. The Roost leak detector is a simple and intuitive Wi-Fi device that senses home water leaks as well as humidity & freezing temperature situations, and then delivers early warning smartphone alerts.

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Roost helped save my home

“Roost helped save my home”

On March 29, 2017, our Roost Smart Battery aided in mitigating a devastating home fire.
Away at work, a smartphone notification from his Roost Smart Battery alerted Tom S. that his smoke alarm was sounding in his home. Knowing that his 87-year old mother was home alone, he immediately contacted a neighbor to check on her and the house. A malfunctioning bathroom fan had started a fire. The garage apartment where his mother lived was severely damaged by the fire, but the main portion of Tom and his wife Donna's rural home was spared due to the actions of Tom's mother, his neighbor and many local volunteer fire departments.

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NEW SMART WATER LEAK AND FREEZE DETECTOR IS SHIPPING

Roost Announces partnership with Desjardins Insurance (Canada)

Roost and Desjardins,Canada’s third largest property and casualty home insurer, have announced a partnership to begin deployment of the Roost Home Telematics Solution nationwide across Canada.  Each qualified policyholder of Desjardins, The Personal and State Farm Canada home insurance brands will be offered a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector to place in their home to help reduce water damage and provide more peace of mind.

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NEW SMART WATER LEAK AND FREEZE DETECTOR IS SHIPPING

New Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is shipping!

We've just expanded our affordable, easy to install, Wi-Fi-enabled Roost product line beyond smart batteries and smoke alarms with the new Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, now available for immediate shipping!

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Roost partners with the Insurance Industry through Home Telematics

Roost partners with the Insurance Industry through Home Telematics

Over the past year, Roost has evolved with the introduction of our Home Telematics Solution for Insurers. While our core product experience continues to focus on the home consumer, our go-to-market approach has evolved from pure retail to a growing list of Insurance company partnerships.

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Introducing the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector

Introducing the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector

We know that customers have learned to rely on us to help keep their home safe, so today we are excited to reveal a brand new member of the Roost family. Last year we launched our first product—the Roost Smart Battery—a Wi-Fi enabled retrofit battery that transforms your existing 9V smoke and CO alarms into smart, connected alarms.

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Introducing the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector

Say Hello to the Roost Smart Smoke Alarms!

Last year, we launched the Roost 9v Smart Battery that provided homeowners with peace of mind through a simple and affordable retrofit solution. Emergency alerts on your smartphone. Low battery warnings. Friends and family notifications. Now we’re taking it a step further.

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Introducing Roost Smart Battery Firmware Version 2

Introducing Roost Smart Battery Firmware Version 2

We've received some great feedback on our Roost Smart Batteries, and for most of you, your batteries have been working very well. But others have had a few challenges, and because we take all feedback seriously, we've been working extremely hard on enhancing the functionality of our batteries. So we’re excited to announce that firmware version 2 update is now available.

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Roost Smart Battery Wins iF Design Award

Roost Smart Battery Wins iF Design Award

iF has awarded the Roost Smart Battery an iF Award! We're thrilled about the recognition and so excited to share this with our Roost Community.

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Roost Smart Battery Wins iF Design Award

IFTTT Roost Channel Now Live + Recipe Contest!

We recently announced the much anticipated Roost IFTTT integration, and now we’re happy to share the news that the IFTTT Roost channel is live! You can head on over to ifttt.com/roost to explore the channel and the recipes that have already been created.

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Wi-Fi Setup Solution

Wi-Fi Setup Solution

First off, we want to thank our early adopters for their continued support and enthusiasm. Because of you, we've been able to identify that a small portion of Roost Smart Battery customers have consistently experienced an issue while trying to connect their batteries to their home Wi-Fi networks. When this happens, the battery will beep six times and you'll see a "Try Again message during set-up.

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Roost Smart Battery Wins iF Design Award

Roost x ADT: Taking Security to the Next Level

With 2016 off and running, we've already announced a partnership with IFTTT to enable recips via the Roost Smart Battery. And now we've got more great news to share on the partnership front, we're teaming up with ADT, the leading provider of professional security for homes and businesses in the US.

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Series A News, Insurance Partnership + Launch Update

Series A News, Insurance Partnership + Launch Update

We have a lot of news to share, and we want to make sure that you're hearing about all the latest Roost happenings directly from us. We've got a few things on the list, so let's jump right in.

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