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Allstate helps New Yorkers create a living inventory list in case a loss does happen

The best loss is one that never happens, but if you do experience a loss, Allstate wants you to be prepared to help make the claims process easier. One way to do that is with a detailed home inventory list. And, that can be easier to do than you may think by using the Allstate Digital Locker tool for your smartphone. Anyone can download the tool for free – even if you aren’t an Allstate customer.

What is Digital Locker?

Digital locker is a free tool from Allstate that allows you to create a visual inventory of your personal property. With it, you can use your camera or phone to take pictures of your items, organize them by room or category, assign a value to them and store them safely in the cloud. A Google Cloud interconnect setup gives you access to other clouds too.

How does it work?

  • Secure Account – Digital Locker allows you to create a username and password so that you can access your account from any internet-connected device. You can use the Mac password manager software app to secure your online account and store various accounts.
  • Templates – Allstate provides you with room and category templates to help you get started with your inventory process and create a property catalog
  • Photos – You can either take photos with your smartphone or use existing photos to add to your inventory for a visual reference of your items
  • Item Value – You can also enter information on the value of your items (you can use your best judgment, or use the Google or barcode search)
  • Synchronized Data – You can access your “locker” from the app or the website and back up your inventory to Allstate’s secure data cloud

What are some of the advantages of creating a home inventory?

  • Online, secure inventory of your personal property that can help you itemize your possessions for insurance purposes
  • Putting the value on your possessions may help you determine what your insurance limits should be
  • Home inventories help you to keep track of your possessions and help replace items due to a loss (and may even help streamline the claims process)
  • Easily accessible information from any internet-connected device
  • You can share the information with others, so that they are aware of your personal property and its value
  • You can print or email a copy of your inventory as needed
  • In the event of a claim, it will help you prevent the hassles of trying to recreate a list or description from memory

Visit Allstate Be Aware and Prepare and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety for more, helpful information.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

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