05. Mobile App Usage & Settings

5.12: Using Damage and Action Items

The Damage (D) condition should be used to indicate an item that is likely tenant responsibility.   An Action Item (!) should be indicated if you are going to do something about a damage, whether attributed to the tenant or not.   For example, see these specific flooring problems and recommended steps:  Significant scratches caused by the […]

5.2.1. Photograph Hard-to-Reach Inspection Items

In some cases, your inspection may require you to photograph hard-to-reach property areas and details such as crawlspaces and rain gutters. You may be able to avoid climbing ladders or crawling under the house by using a basic selfie stick in conjunction with the zInspector 3 app timed photo option. To begin, review and adjust […]

5.6 Mobile App Permissions

As with many mobile apps, you should enable certain permissions to let zInspector 3 perform correctly. Without permissions enabled, you will be unable to take geo-tagged photos, videos with sound, and (on iOS 14 or above) 360 photo captures. If you find you are unable to perform these basic zInspector 3 functions, please review your […]

5.3 Camera Interface Shortcuts

Whether you are performing a condition-based inspection such as a Move In and Move Out (in Inspect mode) or a Quick Pictures activity, zInspector 3 allows you to get a lot done without ever leaving the camera interface. For inspectors who take a lot of photos or need to do so in certain cases, these shortcuts […]

5.11 In-App Inspection Comparison

During the course of an inspection, you may find it helpful to view or even instantly apply previous inspection conditions to the current one. To begin, start an Inspect mode condition-based inspection in the app. Make sure you specify a property for which you have previously completed a Move-In or Move-Out inspection. Just below the […]

5.10 Notice Reports

You can use zInspector 3 to easily document the posting of notices. It’s smart to document the posting of important and time-sensitive notices, such as a Past Due Notice for Rent and a 24-Hour Notice to Enter, in case a tenant later argues they received no notice. Here’s a video tutorial, followed by step-by-step instructions: […]

5.9 Tasks

You can access active tasks, review pertinent task-related information, and even edit, document, create and complete tasks when in the field using the zInspector 3 mobile app. On the main app screen: Tap Tasks with no property specified to see a list of active tasks for your group’s properties. –OR– Tap Tasks with a property […]

5.7 Comments / Smart Comments

Most of the context for your photos and report findings will be addressed by the Property, Activity, Area and Detail tags, as well as any associated Action items.  To provide additional specific and detailed information, be sure to add comments to Quick Pictures and Inspect activities whenever appropriate. Comments Comments can range from a description […]

5.5 Mobile App Settings

zInspector 3 App Settings Customize, personalize, and troubleshoot key aspects of your mobile zInspector 3 experience. Tap the cog icon at upper right of the app screen to access Settings. After changing any settings, you can tap the back (<) button (upper left) to return to the previous screen; your settings will be saved automatically.  […]

5.4 Condition Values: The N, S, D, & ! of Property Inspection

For a step-by-step walkthrough of a Property Management Inspection, see this article. With zInspector 3, condition-based templates for property management inspection, such as Move In and Move Out, can be customized in different ways. Condition Values (Ratings) The condition values N, S, D, and ! stand for New, Satisfactory, Damaged, and Action Item. This straightforward property inspection approach […]

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