Households in low-income neighborhoods have a 60% bigger chance of home-burglary or fire. These people feel really unsafe but often lack the money or power to do something about this. Dutch startup Homies wants to take care of this lack of security and therefore designed a simple, social and affordable home security solution.
The peer to peer alarm platform connects innovative security solutions to prevailing messaging apps such as WhatsApp. “Because Homies is funded from reduced claims, we can offer our clients a very affordable solution together with social housing corporations”, Milou Slots, founder of Homies, states. Homies, not to be confused with Athom’s Homey, is part of Achmea and Accenture helped them developing the product. Ymere is a first customer.