Travelers, Amazon expand smart device partnership

The Travelers Companies has expanded its partnership with Amazon to provide discounts on smart-home kits for customers.

Launched last month in Missouri, Wisconsin, Colorado and California, the carrier has announced 11 new states in which eligible customers will have access to discounts on smart home kits through the Travelers digital storefront on Amazon: Amazon.com/Travelers.

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The new Amazon.com Inc. Echo, left, and Echo Plus sit on display during the company's product reveal launch event in downtown Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Amazon unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Alexa-powered Echo speaker that the e-commerce giant said has better sound. Photographer: Daniel Berman/Bloomberg

The states added are Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The smart kits include:

  • Security cameras
  • Water sensors
  • Motion detectors with multi-sensor capabilities
  • A smart home hub that wirelessly connects a devices to work together
  • An Amazon Echo Dot

“We’re excited about the engagement with our Amazon digital storefront, and we will continue to build upon it and expand its reach,” said Michael Klein, EVP and president of personal insurance for Travelers. “This unique offering helps customers better protect their homes and provides our independent agents with an innovative way to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”

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