November 28, 2017
D-Link Smart Water Sensor with Afero IoT Platform Provides Insurers with New Revenue Streams, Decreased Risk and Improved Customer Experience
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif – D-Link®, a global leader in networking and communications products for the home and enterprise, and Afero®, a leading provider of an edge-to-cloud enterprise IoT platform, today announced an innovative solution to prevent residential water damage and reduce related insurance claims – the D-Link Smart Water Sensor solution with Afero IoT Platform™ built-in. The solution features an easy-to-use D-Link Smart Water Sensor, D-Link Smart Hub and D-Link Smart Plug combined with Afero’s latest IoT Platform and is designed to sense and detect abnormal activity to notify stakeholders via message on IOS or Android devices to help prevent costly water damage.
With water damage related claims being as high as they are for insurers in the U.S., the D-Link and Afero offering directly addresses associated costs by dramatically reducing or preventing water damage in the home. The D-Link Smart Water Sensor with Afero IoT Platform provides insurance companies with an easy to implement and trackable solution to offer customers a way to keep a pulse on potential water risks in a home, receive notifications on potential water leaks and update insurance companies.
“D-Link is delighted to be working with Afero, one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things,” stated Jack McGuigan, VP of Sales, D-Link Systems. “The new D-Link and Afero IoT solution helps insurers save money by abating risk, reducing claim costs, lowering customer premiums and increasing customer satisfaction and retention.”
Designed to work seamlessly together, the D-Link Water Sensor with Afero IoT Platform built-in communicates directly with the D-Link Smart Hub, enabling insurance customers to unite devices behind a single hub and a single app to control everything. The D-Link Smart Plug enables customers to create on/off schedules and control remotely. The solution also allows insurance companies to prevent additional claims related to water leakage to turn off any electrical devices plugged to smart plug.
“Afero and D-Link are helping the insurance industry leverage advances in IoT Technology by providing a comprehensive solution with strong pervasive security and a multi-cloud implementation that ensures robustness,” said Joe Britt, CEO of Afero. “Together, Afero and D-Link deliver a comprehensive IoT solution that allows insurers to focus on business outcomes rather than technological complexity.”
The solution is slated for availability during the first half of 2018 and will be shown at D-Link’s booth (24) at the Insurance IoT USA Summit in Chicago, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2017.
Afero offers the industry-leading, ultra-secure, next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform that spans edge-device connectivity, seamless mobile hubs, multi-cloud integration, and automated development and deployment. Afero enables companies to easily design, build, and manage their entire “intelligent product” lifecycle. Afero simplifies and secures customers’ digital transformation journey at every step, so customers can focus on creating game-changing “smart products”. Afero was named a 2016 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Afero investors include top-tier corporations as well as venture capital funds. For more information, visit https://afero.io.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in broadband, cloud-based network management, IP Surveillance, switching and wireless. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn, Spiceworks and the D-Link Blog.
D-Link Systems, Inc.
On behalf of Afero