World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a full-service insurance brokerage, has partnered with HowsMyStore (HMS) to offer an insurance discount to customers who implement the HMS self-storage facility-monitoring solution. HMS helps storage operators in observing and evaluating various systems and functions at their properties. Using an IoT (Internet of Things) platform, central gateway and series of wireless sensors, the company allows users to track gate and unit-door access, temperature and humidity control, motion detection, traffic flow, water leaks, and pest activity, according to a press release.
The HMS system also provides analytics and alerts through a desktop or app-based dashboard; text messaging; daily, weekly or monthly status reports; and a facility-sensor map. WIA customers who choose to implement the program can save up to 10 percent on their annual insurance premiums, the release stated.
“We are thrilled to partner with HowsMyStore,” said Jessica Lamoureux, principal and program manager for the self-storage division of WIA. “We share a common focus on protecting self-storage facility owners and look forward to providing additional benefits to our clients and the industry as a whole.”
“Currently, most storage facilities do not have an automated remote-monitoring system, and they rely on local staff to detect problems. Unfortunately, in most cases, the problem goes undetected until after the damage has already occurred,” said Kevin Laurinaitis, business-development manager for HowsMyStore. “Our goal is to protect facility owners and their customers with the best possible solutions. Partnering with a leader in the self-storage insurance industry will give our clients another resource for additional protection.”
Founded in 2012 and based in Tinton Falls, N.J., WIA offers risk-management, insurance and benefit-consulting services for individuals and businesses. Licensed in all 50 states, it has 100 offices nationwide.
HMS is a division of Warminster, Pa.-based HowsMyStuff LLC. Its service can also be used to monitor car, boat and RV storage. Its staff has more than 20 years of experience in the IoT space, according to the company website.
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