Ideas and Insights
for Safety Champions

Safety: The Key to Property Management Growth

Property management is risky. Employees routinely work alone in isolated areas at all hours of the day showing properties to prospective tenants; collecting rent; handling evictions/disruptions; conducting maintenance; and, coordinating housing visits or inspections. Studies show that an assault occurs every 35 minutes and verbal abuse is a daily occurrence. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates there are at least 2.7 incidents for every 100 property managers per year. It’s not a matter of if a safety incident is going to negatively impact your growing property management company, it’s a matter of when. 

3G is Dead. What Does That Mean for Your Workplace Safety Plans?

2022 is the year 3G officially dies as many cellular providers across North America have started to shut down the service. In the US, Verizon, and AT&T are all planning to stop the service by the end of 2022. Canadian providers are following suit with plans to end service by 2025.  

MainStreet Equity Relies on SolusGuard to Keep Property Managers Safe

Pilot project originally launched in Saskatoon, the real estate company is looking to roll it out in other provinces.  

Mainstreet Equity is a real estate company focused on acquiring and managing mid-market rental apartments. With properties primarily found in urban neighbourhoods across Western Canada, property managers and maintenance staff can find themselves in a variety of risky scenarios, from showing prospective tenants apartments to handling evictions and managing disputes. But finding a reliable employee safety app that was easy to use was proving to be difficult – until they discovered SolusGuard.