My Property Shield is accessible via your Mobile Device or PC. You may have registered via your PC. This will familiarize you with the overall features; however, we suggest that when you begin to catalog your property, a mobile device is better suited. Be sure to save the save link to your My Property Shield Account on your browser favorites for easy access.
Step 1 – After Registration, Complete your Home or Business Profile. Verify your Account Profile is accurate
Step 2 – Prior to cataloging your property, locate and have ready all available purchase receipts, this will enable you to accurately record the replacement value and purchase date of your property. If no receipts are available, provide your best estimate of the replacement cost, or research the current value on the internet. Receipts can be added later by using the Edit Property feature.
Step 3 - Familiarize yourself with the location of the Serial and Model Numbers of your property if applicable. Serial and Model Numbers can be added later by using the Edit Property Feature.
Step 4 – Decide on which room or location to catalog first, we suggest that you choose a room with the fewest items first to familiarize yourself with the process of adding your property.
Adding an Asset:
Step 5 – Creating a Record: Depending on your subscription, select either Home Activity or Business Activity from the top menu bar. Then, select Create New Home or Business Asset Record. You will be directed to the Create New Asset Record Page. You will be first prompted to add a photo of your property. If you are using your mobile device, you can access your camera or your album, once taken or selected, hit the preview button and the picture will viewable. For additional security, we suggest turning off the geographical location prior to taking photographs of your property. Select each field below to record the location (specific room), asset type, etc.
At the bottom of the fields, you can add a picture of your receipt if available. Once all possible fields have been completed, submit the asset and you will be notified of a successful upload. You can then scroll back to the top and repeat the process. Adding an asset should take up to 1 minute to complete.
Multiple Items Tip:
Clothing, if you possess several items of the same type and value, jeans for example, group them all together take one picture, add the estimated value of one pair, then add the quantity, this will automatically calculate the estimated value of all your jeans. This process can be easily applied to cataloging any items greater than one with the same value, i.e., Lamps, Side Tables etc.
The deposition feature allows you to identify who owns that particular asset, it can also be used to identify who an asset has been loaned out to.
This feature allows you to identify who the asset is intended for when planning your estate for your heirs.
If you have separate insurance coverages for high value assets, this feature allows you to identify those assets by selecting “Yes” that can easily be summarized in the reports for value accuracy
Step 6 – Select Home or Business Activity on the menu bar and select either Asset Report Home or Business. Reports can be filtered to by Location, Asset Type, Deposition, Estate Planning or Scheduled/Article Insurance. The assets will be summarized and the value for that filter will be displayed.
Select the Home or Business Activity on the menu bar, and select either Edit Assets Home or Business. Your Assets will all be listed, select more at the bottom of the page to list more assets. You can narrow your search by Location, Asset Type, Disposition, Estate Planning or Scheduled/Article Insurance. You can also delete an asset if it no longer exists.