Home Insurance Apps for your Smartphone

Most individuals that are looking to buy a home, or those who simply browse the web dreaming about the perfect home, know that many real estate websites, such as Zillow.com and Trulia.com, have designed applications (“apps”) for smartphones, iPads, tablets, etc.  What many people don’t know is there are also a couple great smartphone apps that can assist with your homeowners insurance as well.

With the recent release of the new iPhone 5, it seemed fitting to share some information on a couple great homeowners insurance related apps.

When determining the amount of coverage needed for your personal property on your homeowners insurance policy, it is great to know what the contents of your house actually consists of. In the event that you have to file a claim, having an inventory of your home’s contents can be a big relief. The Insurance Information Institute (III) developed a free home inventory app called Know Your Stuff. The app makes creating and updating your home inventory easy and efficient, and provides secure on-line storage allowing access to your inventory anywhere at any time.

Another great smart phone app that can assist in the security of your home are those affiliated with your home security system provider. Many of these types of applications offer similar features, including, but not limited to: ability to view overall system and connectivity state while away from home, ability to arm and disarm alarm remotely, view of live camera feeds if you have security cameras installed in your house, log of past activity and some even offer control of thermostat and lighting!

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