You’re enjoying a deserved ski vacation when a notification from your insurance provider’s app pops up on your phone. It’s an alert that your preferred plumber has been dispatched to investigate a leak at your house, a leak detected by a smart in-home sensor.

This is not science fiction, but rather an already developing scenario for insurance companies embracing mobile possibilities. With an expected 6.1 billion smartphone users by 2020 and the rise of other portable devices such as tablets, mobile is a natural next step for industries that can traditionally be slow to adapt.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dig Deeper



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including, and
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.