A peer-to-peer alerting platform to increase neighbourhood safety and social cohesion
Launch date: 2016
Keywords: Home Insurance, Insurance Products & Services, Internet of Things
Homies is a peer-to-peer alarm platform that allows neighbors, friends and family to help each other out in case of fire or burglary—ultimately aiming to bring down damages incurred by insurer as well as residents. In order to do so, the platform connects innovative home security solutions as Point (Minut), Roost and others to prevailing messaging apps as Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Viber. Homies is a joint initiative from Achmea (Dutch Insurance company) and Accenture.