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New Electrical Risk Inspection and Monitoring Capabilities Amp up Proactive Protection

DES MOINES, Iowa – Farms and commercial agribusinesses rely on complex electrical systems to support critical operations and processes. Without regular maintenance and inspection, these systems can fail and lead to severe consequences including fire outbreaks, equipment damage and production shutdowns. Today, Nationwide announced two new partnerships with Teledyne FLIR and PrevTech Innovations to help agriculture customers and partners mitigate these electrical risks before they evolve into dangerous and costly outcomes.

“As a protection company, we’re regularly exploring new ways to offer enhanced protection and peace of mind for our customers. Electrical failures can lead to detrimental impacts for a farm or commercial agribusiness, but more than two-thirds of failures can be prevented by having a routine preventive maintenance program in place1,” said Brad Liggett, president of Agribusiness at Nationwide. “We’re proud to be the first U.S. insurer to team up with these innovative companies to get their solutions directly into the hands of our customers and partners to help better protect their businesses and livelihoods.”

Teledyne FLIR thermal imaging cameras allow customers to see what’s truly going on with mechanical equipment, electrical boards/panels, insulation, and more, and identify problems before they interrupt business flow. By visualizing heat as an image with measurable temperatures, FLIR’s thermal cameras can help save you money with ongoing preventative maintenance and loss prevention, serve as an integral part of assessing downed equipment, or provide insight on how to correct faulty machinery or wiring. Nationwide’s customers and partners can now access Teledyne FLIR’s range of FLIR thermal imaging devices at a discount. Learn more here.

The PrevTech solution provides real-time electrical monitoring, fault detection and diagnostic services to reduce the risk of fire and operational interruptions. PrevTech’s monitoring services are delivered by a team of technical experts that proactively connects with clients and guides them in the diagnostic and risk mitigation process. Thus, providing peace of mind to business operators. The solution can be adapted to any operation’s needs, no matter the size or type. Visit PrevTech’s site to learn how Nationwide’s agriculture customers can benefit from exclusive preferred pricing.

These new partnerships add to a robust suite of protection solutions Nationwide has made available at preferred pricing to its customers, including E-Fire Extinguishing BallsHAYTECH bale monitoring probes, and Razor Tracking’s fleet management solutions.

“We envision a future where technology and insurance harmonize to shape unparalleled solutions for our customers,” said Maria Cambria, global vice president of marketing at Teledyne FLIR. “This collaboration between Nationwide and Teledyne FLIR represents a commitment to unlocking untapped potential and propelling growth.”

With a shared goal of making farmers more resilient, PrevTech Innovations president and founder, Pierre-Andre Meunier, said the partnership is unique. “Together, we will nurture the direct relationships with farmers by helping them better address electrical hazards, guide them towards risk management best practices, and build a safe, reliable and prosperous future,” he added.

Visit Teledyne FLIR or PrevTech to learn more about how you can incorporate these capabilities into your operation or service offerings for clients. 

About Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.teledyneflir.com or follow @flir.

About PrevTech

PrevTech is a leading provider of advice-based prevention and power safety solutions. Its dedicated team of experts leverages cutting-edge technology and deep industry knowledge to help businesses identify and mitigate electrical risks effectively and proactively. The company assists business operators in identifying and mitigating electrical and thermal issues that could evolve into much larger problems. Their mission is to reduce the risk of electrical fires while providing peace of mind to their clients.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities, mutual funds and EFTs; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; and pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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