Safeguard Properties Recognized on HousingWire List of 100 Most Innovative Housing Industry Tech Providers
Safeguard Properties Named to 2015 HW TECH100™ List
Company’s MapAlert® solution provides the ability to monitor, manage and protect housing portfolios through visual mapping and analytics
Cleveland, March 11, 2015 — Safeguard Properties, the largest field services company in the U.S., is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2015 HW TECH100™ list of the 100 most innovative technology providers in the housing industry.
The award, in its second year, received more than 250 entries, with only 40 new companies making the list. This was Safeguard’s first year entering the competition.
“Big data analytics is a natural fit for the mortgage servicing industry. Our clients’ portfolios of residential properties are located in virtually every community in the U.S. It is our mission to provide preservation services and innovative technologies that proactively protect those communities. MapAlert® continues Safeguard’s tradition of investing in technologies that help solve the industry’s most challenging problems,” said George Mehok, Safeguard Chief Information Officer.
MapAlert is a software-as-a-service geographical information system (GIS) designed specifically for residential mortgage companies and real estate asset managers. MapAlert provides the ability to monitor, manage and protect their investments through visual mapping and analytics. In addition, MapAlert’s cloud framework can handle millions of properties and hundreds of analytical variables allowing clients to customize their filters and reports to be as general or as specific as they choose.
“Presenting complex data visually using GIS technology helps our clients’ to make quicker and more effective decisions at the regional, local or community-block level. By geo- locating millions of properties, and overlaying real-time weather data from the most trusted sources, our clients can immediately assess the impact to their portfolio,” said Amitha Rao, Safeguard AVP of Data Analytics and Client Systems.
Traditionally, it has been very challenging for mortgage servicers to identify properties affected by weather or other types of events that can potentially damage properties. It could take days, weeks or months depending on the scale of the disaster. With MapAlert, the impact of a severe weather event can be assessed within minutes allowing for preservation activities to be dispatched with greater precision.
“This year we were struck by the level of innovation we saw, with 40 new additions to the HW TECH100. That speaks to how much change is taking place in the mortgage industry overall right now; we’re seeing a lot of market disruption, and technology providers are clearly taking advantage of the opportunity that creates,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire Executive Editor.
For more information on MapAlert visit Safeguard’s website.
Please click here to view the full 2015 HW TECH100™ list online.
About Safeguard Properties: 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 Cleveland, 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. Safeguard is dedicated to preserving today and protecting tomorrow. Learn more at www.safeguardproperties.com.
About Safeguard Technologies: Safeguard Technologies provides specialized IT services with a focus on field services solutions such as property management, inspections, workforce scheduling, data analytics and workflow routing. Our integrated software platform provides clients with end-to-end automated mobile field data allowing them to turn this data into actionable results, lower their operating costs and ensure regulatory compliance. As an independent technology company of Safeguard Properties, we’ve leveraged our 25 years of experience building field services technologies for the mortgage banking industry to deliver a proven product for companies managing remote assts. At Safeguard Technologies, Information = Results™. www.safeguardtec.com
About HousingWire: HousingWire is the nation’s most influential industry news source covering the U.S. housing economy, spanning residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B2B Banking/Business/Finance category, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International. Learn more at http://www.housingwire.com.
About the HW TECH100™: The HW TECH100™ highlights the housing economy’s 100 most innovative technology companies, along six unique dimensions of innovation. The annual awards program is the only program of its kind to include technology serving both the U.S. residential real estate and U.S. residential mortgage industries.