Areas, Details and Actions are part of the context given to photos you take during inspections.
By being specific and tagging each photo appropriately, you increase the power of future photo searches dramatically.
See Property Management Inspection for an example of automatically generating all Areas and Details into one streamlined interface.
An Area is an inspection item or space within the property. An Area can be:
- a Room, such as bedroom, bathroom, kitchen;
- a System, such as an air condition unit;
- or Other, such Personal Property, or Keys.
Add an Area Description to each of your Areas to make them unique and easy to identify. The description should summarize any essential information for that area. The most common unique descriptions are for each Bedroom and Bathroom:
- Bedroom 1 can be described as “Master Bedroom – Northwest.”
- Bathroom 3 can be described as “Half Bath by Laundry.”
Can I change Areas even after I have created the property?
You can add Areas and change Area Descriptions at any time on either the web portal or mobile app. Your changes will sync to all your devices and Group Members. (Even if your mobile device does not have an active internet connection at any point, any added Areas and changed Area Descriptions will sync when the connection is restored.)
Need to make other changes to created properties? Go to the Admin’s Property Page and click “View/Edit Areas” for the property of interest.
How do I delete an Area if I have already created the property?
To ensure that all devices can work offline and without synchronization problems, once a property has been created in zInspector an Area cannot be deleted from it using the mobile app. Instead, you must go to the Admin’s Property Page and click “View/Edit Areas” for the property of interest to delete an area from a created property,
I can’t find an Area I need for a property. Now what?
Whether you need to create a rare Area type you use only occasionally—Wine cave, anyone?—or a common Area you need for many properties in your portfolio, zInspector offers administrative options for defining custom Area and Detail lists through the web portal here.
A Detail focuses on a specific item within an Area. For example, a Detail can be a:
Also known as an “Action Item,” an Action is an action to be taken or an action completed.
- Cleaning Complete or Required
- Maintenance Complete or Required
- Other Action
When assigning an action as Required, a higher Priority is allocated to the item and it will move to the front of the Queue.
While Actions and Tasks are similar, assigning an Action item does not create a Task.