Safeguard Properties Launches Next-Generation Multimedia Application

News Release
February 6, 2018

Grapevine, Texas, February 6, 2018 — Safeguard Properties is launching its next-generation multimedia Photo Direct application, introducing the use of panoramic photos, video and audio to property preservation work in the field. The company will unveil the enhancements at the 2018 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo Feb. 6-9.

“This is the only mobile system for property preservation today that will provide mortgage servicers with an enhanced, multimedia look into their portfolios,” said Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard. “Video, with the addition of audio, will help Safeguard and its vendor network tell a better story about each property. If a photo is worth 1,000 words, video will speak volumes.”

Safeguard adds these capabilities to its suite of systems and mobile offerings that have been at the forefront of the mortgage field services industry for years. The addition of video, audio and panoramic will provide servicers with valuable information necessary to assess property damage and validate bids.

“It is our mission to provide preservation services and innovative technologies that proactively protect our clients’ assets and communities across the country. Video and audio capabilities continue Safeguard’s tradition of investing in technologies that help solve the industry’s most challenging problems,” said George Mehok, chief information officer for Safeguard.

The initial implementation of video has a risk-based focus on assessments for basements, roofs, plumbing systems, floors and exterior conditions are currently those triggers, which represent some of the more challenging property preservation perils for mortgage servicers.

To learn more about the use of video in the field, please click here.

About Safeguard

Safeguard Properties is the mortgage field services industry leader, preserving vacant and foreclosed properties across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, Safeguard provides the highest quality service to our clients by leveraging innovative technologies and proactively developing industry best practices and quality control procedures. Consistent with Safeguard’s values and mission, we are an active supporter of hundreds of charitable efforts across the country. Annually, Safeguard gives back to communities in partnership with our employees, vendors and clients. We also are dedicated to working with community leaders and officials to eliminate blight and stabilize neighborhoods. Learn more at

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