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Neighbourly.co.NZ Launches Home Contents Locker

9 July 2015

Neighbourly.co.NZ Launches Home Contents Locker

Neighbourly.co.nz has launched the Home Contents Locker, an online tool for members to securely store information about valuable personal and home items via their Neighbourly account.

The Locker, sponsored by Neighbourly partner AMI, provides a record of belongings that would need to be replaced in the event of fire, burglary or other unexpected event. Accessible instantly anywhere, at any time, the Locker is useful for insurance claims and can also assist Police in tracking down stolen property.

All information stored is private and can only be accessed by the Neighbourly.co.nz member who has uploaded it.

Ruth Colenso, General Manager Customer Claims for AMI says the Locker is an intuitive resource available to all Neighbourly members that will make the unthinkable easier to deal with.

“House fires and burglaries can be traumatic experiences, and the last thing you want to do is sit down with your insurance company and try to remember all the things you’ve lost ” she says. “It also takes a lot of time. The Locker helps you keep track of your belongings – big or small – so if the unthinkable does happen, it’s easier to make an insurance claim or file a Police report, because you know exactly what you’ve lost and how much it’s worth.”

She also says it’s common for Kiwis to under-insure themselves because we often don’t think about the small things, and the small things add up.

“Listing your belongings on your own personal Locker will provide you with an estimate of how much it would cost you to replace everything you own if you lost it all.”

To use the Locker, Neighbourly.co.nz members upload images and details of individual items such serial numbers, receipts, valuations, warranties, purchase price and other key details. They can also upload pictures of individual rooms as a ‘memory jogger’ of personal possessions and download a full list of contents saved.

Neighbourly.co.nz co-founder Casey Eden says the Locker is the first in a series of useful Neighbourly tools that will make Kiwis’ lives easier.

“Unexpected events are exactly that,” says Eden. “Having to replace your belongings is a stressful time but the Locker makes the sometimes complex process of insurance claims and Police reports a lot easier to manage.

“You don’t have to list all your belongings in one hit either; adding a room at a time or new products as you buy them is a great way to approach the Locker.”

Eden says the Locker will be constantly evolving.

“This is just phase one and we have some really exciting plans for the Locker moving forward.”

To launch the Home Contents Locker, AMI is giving away a 64G Apple iPad Air 2 to one lucky Neighbourly member who uploads personal belongings between 9 July and 30 August 2015

Neighbourly.co.nz fosters interaction and conversation between neighbours and community organisations by creating an easy way for them to talk and share online through free and private websites for their suburbs. Members use Neighbourly.co.nz to exchange recommendations on local services, plan events, find employment, buy, sell and give away items, ask questions, discuss community issues, find lost pets and get to know one another.

*For more information and to join Neighbourly visit www.neighbourly.co.nz.

About the Home Contents Locker

• The Home Contents Locker is a private and secure online tool only accessible by you, where you can store and access this information at anytime, anywhere, just by logging into your Neighbourly account.

• List all your belongings, big or small, so if you ever have to make an insurance claim or file a Police report, you don’t have to start from scratch.

• Upload photos, receipts, valuations, serial numbers, warranties, purchase price and date details, and any other key information.

• Serial numbers are particularly useful in helping Police track down stolen items.

• Neighbourly members should always speak to their insurance company or check their personal insurance policies as to what is covered for full replacement and what isn’t.*

• Use the Locker to help you figure out if you’re insured for enough should the unthinkable happen.

• The Locker for Smartphone will be released in late July.

*The Neighbourly Home Contents Locker on Neighbourly is designed as a tool to help you keep a record of information. Using this service in no way guarantees that any claim you make, either with the Police or your insurance provider, will be accepted or paid out.

ENDS


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