State Farm expands Ting fire safety program to 2 million homes

State Farm continues to innovate for homeowners as it expands its free offer of Ting sensor technology, helping to protect families and homes from electrical hazards that could cause a fire

Bloomington, IL (Apr. 2, 2024) – State Farm is pleased to announce the expansion of the Ting fire safety program as part of its longstanding commitment to fostering safer homes and communities, offering eligible customers more than 2 million smart sensors for free. With this program expansion, State Farm continues to lead the industry with the largest free distribution of smart home technology to help predict and prevent losses and ultimately save lives.

With increasing reliance on electronics, devices, and the power grid at large, the occurrence of electrical fires has steadily risen, according to national data from FEMA,[1] resulting in a fire in a U.S. home every ten minutes.[2] Since 2020, State Farm has collaborated with Whisker Labs to combat this risk with a simple, plug-in sensor that monitors a home for dangerous arcing, the precursor to most electrical fires. Beyond its ability to detect and therefore help prevent electrical fires, Ting also offers additional benefits like power outage and dangerous utility power notifications, frozen pipe prevention, and more.

“Putting customers first and being a good neighbor is at the heart of the State Farm mission. Ting is part of our ongoing commitment to prevent losses and protect more people in more ways.” says Chris Schell, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of State Farm. “Hearing from our customers about how Ting has helped them protect their families and homes is extremely powerful. It just makes sense to expand the program to reach even more homeowners with free Ting sensors.”

Today, nearly 700,000 homes insured by State Farm have received a Ting sensor, with 50,000 additional sensors reaching homes each month.

“We continue to be humbled by the unwavering commitment of State Farm to customer safety. It has been an honor to work to build a program that has saved nearly 10,000 homes from electrical fire hazards,” says Bob Marshall, Co-Founder & CEO of Whisker Labs. “Expanding the offer to 2 million homes is another example of how State Farm always puts their customers first. Ting sensors help protect individual homes and monitor the electric utility grid that we rely on for life every day. Prevention is simply better for everyone.”

State Farm homeowners interested in a free Ting sensor and service can check eligibility and enroll online. In addition to the smart plug-in sensor and app, customers receive $1,000 credit for professional remediation of electrical fire hazards when required (provided by Whisker Labs).


1. FEMA – Residential Building Electrical Malfunction Fire Trends
2. NFPA report – Home Electrical Fires

About State Farm®

For over 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and 67,000 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – including auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

About Whisker Labs

Whisker Labs develops cutting-edge sensor technology to protect families, homes, and communities by predicting and preventing electrical fires while also monitoring the resiliency and safety of the U.S. electrical grid. Its flagship solution, Ting, draws on decades of electromagnetic and atmospheric sensor expertise combined with AI to detect electrical faults in the home and on the grid. Through a single, DIY sensor plugged into a wall outlet, Ting enables intelligent detection, localization, and mitigation of hazards before they can start a fire. As one of the fastest growing grid IoT networks, Ting is proven to prevent 4 out 5 electrical fires, reducing home fire losses and saving lives across the U.S. every day. For more information, visit and

Source: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

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