A recent survey of property management professionals revealed that while more than 60 percent of respondents were aware that telecom companies are phasing out POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service, also known as analog copper land lines), nearly half reported their elevator emergency communication systems are still based on this endangered technology.
A CO is a vital requirement before opening your new-build/renovated hotel. One area we often see overlooked within the process is telecommunications. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a checklist of key telecom-specific items to consider that may be subject to inspection.
One of a building owner’s worst nightmares: a passenger gets into an elevator in perfect health but ends the ride with a serious physical or psychological injury. Thankfully, this is an extremely rare scenario, but all those involved in building management should know exactly how to define elevator liability and take action if an incident occurs.
A premises liability lawsuit holds a property owner responsible for any damages arising out of an injury on that person or entity's property. Keeping your property safe is, therefore, your number-one priority. Here's exactly what you need to know.
Kings III today announced that as part of a thoughtful succession process, Dennis Mason will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and transitioning to Senior Advisor. Norm Nelson, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2018, will succeed Mr. Mason as CEO.
A recent news story highlights how an iPhone safety feature may be adversely affecting 911 call centers. Here's what property managers should be thinking about when it comes to their own onsite emergencies.
If you are looking into information on emergency phones, it’s worth getting some context on all emergency response options at a high level. Here, we’ll attempt to do just that with a ‘types of emergency phones’ glossary where we’ll provide important facts and links to outside resources for ALL types of emergency phones, along with special considerations.
When elevators break down or work improperly, especially during inclement weather, we are reminded of their vital importance. Pay attention to the following items, especially in winter weather, to help keep your elevators running safely and smoothly.
We're honored to be recognized by our employees and The Dallas Morning News by making the daily newspaper’s Top 100 Places to Work list for the 3rd year in a row, falling in at 28th in the midsize companies category.
Video surveillance is a common life safety tool for property managers. In fact, the latest elevator safety codes show how it can even be an essential component of emergency response for those with a disability. Here are some best practices to keep in mind when adding video surveillance to your security mix.
Arcline Investment Management ("Arcline"), a growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Kings III of America ("Kings III"), a leading third-party provider of elevator and pool emergency monitoring solutions in North America, from Rockbridge Growth Equity and Thayer Street Partners.
We simply can’t ignore the elephant in the room: inflation is causing unprecedented rises in prices. Learn how turnkey solutions with maintenance included can be your saving grace as a property manager.
In our space, there’s been a lot of chatter about FCC Order 10-72a1 and how it is impacting copper/analog/plain old telephone service (POTS) phone lines. With this comes deteriorating service and significantly higher phone line costs. Learn your best options for addressing this with your emergency phones.
While it’s been over a year since IBC 2021 was released, many are still familiarizing themselves with the elevator phone code requirements and how to navigate them, as significant accessibility changes have been made. We’re here to help clear that up for you.
Although, of course, those with hearing loss or deafness can continue to live independent and productive lives, there are unique needs and accommodations associated with them, and it is in your best interest as a property manager to keep their safety in mind. Here are some considerations to make when helping to protect your deaf/hard-of-hearing tenants.
Here, we list the most common types of illegal activities that take place on multifamily residential properties and how you can sniff them out. Finally, we detail the steps you can take once you discover the illegal activity while reducing the chance of harm to you and other tenants.
Kings III was honored to be recognized by its employees and The Dallas Morning News by making the daily newspaper’s Top 100 Places to Work list, falling in at 17th in the midsize companies category, jumping from its 26th standing in the previous year.
Not all on-site emergencies take place during regular working hours, but that doesn't make them any less important to address. Here's how property managers can effectively respond to property emergencies occurring after-hours without an unrealistic, burdensome workload.
Because your fitness center could be one of the more popular amenities on your property, it certainly brings a need for a plan to manage risks that can occur. If you haven’t already, it’s important to establish life safety and emergency response practices specifically designated for the area. Here are some of the essentials.
There’s a lot to consider when thinking about the new elevator emergency communication code requirements. Deciding to use your own network creates a long checklist and more work for you. Granting a third party vendor access to your network is an option but has risks. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.
As part of Building Safety Month, we’re taking a look at some fundamental property crime statistics that all property managers should know, adding in some of our own crime prevention and crime response tips.
We have found as an emergency pool phone provider that there are multifamily communities unaware that their current pool phone service is actually using a deactivated cell phone. Depending on the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), this often does not pass inspection for several reasons. This puts both property managers and their tenants at risk. Learn why.
Kings III equipment has been approved for the use of FirstNet, built by AT&T, which is a long-term evolution (LTE) network that gives first priority to first responders and other public safety personnel. Learn more here.
Kings III is honored to be recognized by its employees and The Top Workplaces National Programs by earning the Top Workplaces USA 2021 reward in the 150-499 employees category, ranking in the top 5% for multiple culture drivers including clued-in employees, supportive managers, strong values, meaningful work, leaders-in-the-know, employee appreciation, and cross-team cooperation.
None of us want to deal with criminal activity, but in the case of property managers and building owners, who hold some liability for the safety of tenants and visitors, crime prevention is especially important. Here are six ways to help prevent crime on your property.
Kings III Emergency Communications, a privately-owned emergency help phone-monitoring company based in Coppell, was honored to be recognized by its employees and The Dallas Morning News by making the daily newspaper’s Top 100 Places to Work list, falling in at 26th in the midsize companies category.
Building certifications are an official way to set your property apart and authentically advertise its high quality and superior features. Getting certified can boost your building’s bottom line, further focus your marketing strategy and, ultimately, attract tenants. Here, we list some of the most popular and highly regarded building certifications in commercial real estate.
Emergencies can suddenly turn your safe, familiar, comfortable property into a danger zone, and it is essential to have places to turn to help you and your tenants get through it. Here is a list of good emergency resources to get you started.
Your legal liability as a property manager and/or building owner may vary from state to state, but, generally speaking, there is a core of common liabilities that many in the industry face. Pay special attention to these common causes of property manager and building owner liabilities and act accordingly.
When is the last time you stepped back and looked at the bigger picture of how your building syncs up with its building code and why this is so important? Here, we take a closer look at some of the more common building-code requirements and why the most obvious violations are often overlooked, even unintentionally.
Are you confident with the emergency response across all properties in your portfolio? Can all of your tenants expect the same care? Here we discuss three reasons why not streamlining this process could be a big mistake.
To us, our emergency operators are always “essential workers,” but as Kings III has continued to operate as critical infrastructure throughout the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, they are now officially deemed as essential by the country. Get to know three of our operators a little better and learn more about our emergency dispatch center in this interview.
With residents home now more than ever, multifamily property managers face a unique set of COVID-19 challenges. Here are some industry-specific tips to keep in mind both during shelter-in-place orders as well as after, when settling into the new normal.
As Kings III continues to pursue our aggressive growth goals, we are excited to have Tod now leading our sales team. His experience speaks for itself and his ability to lead from the front and motivate while working cross functionally will be an invaluable asset.
Life safety lies at the top of the priority list for those who manage a retail space, now more than ever with the frequent retail crimes highlighted by the media. Here, we give thought to some ways to strategize a safer retail establishment.
When it comes to emergency communication, modern marvels like cell phones and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) may not be your most practical option. Here, we raise some awareness to the limitations of utilizing VoIP for emergency calls made from your property.
When it comes to your property’s life safety and security, the ultimate goal is to show your tenants that protection and prevention are your top concerns. Consider a security guard as part of a well-planned mix with emergency communications technology.
This blog post references a recent event that was by all accounts a tragedy, but we're not here to scare you or point fingers. We simply want to raise awareness that elevator accidents can occur anywhere. What can you do to improve the situation?
Vacant spaces: not ideal, but something property managers must deal with. When not attended to properly, they can become a safety hazard, but by taking the right actions, not only can you make those area safer, you can even use them to your advantage.
Customer satisfaction is a priority that is not unique to the property management industry. Here, we'll take a look at how property managers can improve tenant experience using examples of the best customer satisfaction surveys across all industries.
Statistics show that more and more Americans are opting for renting over buying. In this blog post, we'll break down the data trends by area and look into what this means for you as the property manager.
More than any other weather-related hazards, flooding is the main cause of death, according to the NWS. Why? Most people underestimate the force and power of water. Think about your property and tenants; are they vulnerable to this underestimation?
After the recent August 3rd active shootings, the reality is more salient now than ever: we ALL need to be prepared for this type of scenario. Here, self defense expert, Chad Talbot, provides actionable life safety measures to take to help when it counts.
For today's tenants, it is all about the experience. Consider the the Ritz Carlton concierge methodology and how you can apply it to your site in order to provide your building's occupants with service that stands out. Here's what you should know.
With things like next day shipping and food delivery apps, it's undeniable that our generation seeks instant gratification, and your tenants' satisfaction relies on it. How can property managers keep up? Here are some tips.
When it comes to property management, your vendors can make or break you when it comes to life safety and overall tenant satisfaction. How can you make sure you're making the right choice? Work smarter not harder in your selection process with these tips.
With the sunset of traditional copper phone lines, many property managers have recognized the need to migrate away from analog service for their critical systems. What about your emergency phones? This guide tells you what you need to know.
Choosing who monitors your elevator phone may seem like a straight forward decision, but it has many implications on your property's overall safety and, ultimately, your liability. Here's what you need to know about your elevator phone monitoring company.
With so many options available to them, it truly is a tenant's world, making tenant satisfaction and the tenant experience more important than ever. When it comes to tenant satisfaction, you want to stand out- but not in a bad way. Avoid these DON'Ts.
Culturally, we have ingrained social media within all aspects of our lives- even disasters and emergencies. As a property manager, how does this affect your site's emergency response and overall emergency communications? We'll walk you through it.
Simply put, preventing crime on your property is necessary due to liability. Criminal acts can range in danger and severity, but even the most minor instances place you and your tenants in a compromising position. Here's what you can do.
Cell phones may be the sleekest, but they aren't the safest when it comes to emergencies. Property managers who rely on tenants using cell phones instead of emergency phones leave themselves, their tenants, and their property vulnerable. Here's why.
Emergency preparedness and response are key elements of property safety, but they shouldn't be the only focus. Your tenants need to feel comfortable and know how to get help in all vulnerable situations that occur onsite, not just life threatening ones.
It's no longer a novel idea to use digital technology to reach your tenants- it's an expectation. But with ever-advancing tool sets, figuring out how to do it effectively can be daunting. Here's how to do it right by considering the tenant's experience.
The fear of elevators is a common phobia. As a property manager with elevators onsite, it's important you understand why some tenants face this and the do-able actions you can take to help and to maintain a pleasant tenant experience for all. Here's how.
Imagine one of your tenants being trapped in an elevator for more than an hour. How do you envision the call would be handled? Here we walk through actual audio of such an entrapment, demonstrating how our service is exemplary in a situation like this.
Being in emergency response, we have to be there for everyone who needs us, but factoring in multiculturalism and the many different languages that come with it, this can be difficult for many monitoring companies. Here's how we do it differently.
This is not about pointing out or piling on, but rather understanding that it is often someone else's unfortunate situation that highlights gaps we have in our own processes. Perfect opportunity to test your own emergency systems, elevator or otherwise, and see if they measure up.
In the property management industry, keeping tenants satisfied is a non-negotiable. Of course, many factors contribute to tenant satisfaction. One of the top items? Clear communication. Here's how you can be transparent by your tenants' standards.
New year, new property? It's always important to look for ways to improve your site, especially at the beginning of the year. See our property renovation recommendations along with tips for keeping things running smoothly while the changes are underway.
Why are false emergency calls made? Simply put, we're all susceptible to human error. Property managers may face repercussions for false emergency calls made on-site, but this doesn't have to be the case. See how Kings III handles these situations.
With a whole world of PropTech options available, which of these are worth your while? Simply put, you should be looking for opportunities to make you and your tenants' lives easier. We'll walk you through the tech solutions that should be on your radar.
Just like all property managers, you're on a constant quest to improve your site's tenant experience. What might you be missing? The answers may be simpler than you think. See our infographic and get access to our tenant experience eBook.
When it comes to property safety and emergency preparedness, even your back up plans need back up plans. Being in emergency response, Kings III fully embodies this. See how we help ensure there's ALWAYS someone on the other line to answer emergency calls.
If you have a fitness center on-site, you likely know the rush of tenants that blow through come the new year. Your property's gym can be a huge asset, but if you can't meet tenant standards, they'll look elsewhere. Here's how you can prepare.
Move over millennials-- Generation Z is also looking to rent, and they come with a different set of tenant priorities. Here's how you can appeal to this younger generation (without alienating older residents/potential residents).
You may be inclined to switch off your pool phone service during your pool's off season, but by doing so you may be leaving your property vulnerable and your residents at risk. Here's what you need to know about pool-related emergencies in the winter.
Tenant satisfaction surveys are key to making smart and skilled business decisions that make sense for your property. They give you the valuable opportunity to gain more in-depth insight from your consumers. Here are some tips for doing them well.
ONLY USE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. You've seen it on fire alarms, emergency phones, etc. But as the property manager, this doesn't necessarily apply to you, as you should regularly test your emergency phones. Here's how to do it right.
You need elevator companies for elevator installations and repairs, but are they your best option for for elevator phone monitoring? See actual examples of the hidden line items in elevator contracts that you're probably overpaying for.
During mass emergencies, such as natural disasters, 911 call centers and other emergency dispatch centers can become limited in resources and can only help so many people. Learn how Kings III works to withstand this phenomenon.
Machine Room-Less Elevators (MRLs) are becoming more and more common in the United States. Is this something you should consider for your property? Learn the pros, cons and code requirements associated with the upgrade.
For those in property management, a power outage isn't just a personal annoyance. It can have large-scale and sometimes even dangerous implications. If a power outage occurs on your site, these are the safety items you must pay attention to.
Emergency preparedness is a must for property managers, but unless you've encountered a large onsite emergency, you may find yourself running through the motions. These numbers show why preparation must be taken seriously and what you should prepare for.
It has been a little over a year since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on our country, but some of the property damage remains lasting. Take a look at what still needs to be done and how you can prevent damage during this year's hurricane season.
Come November 30th, property managers may not have access to the same flood insurance options. Congress must reevaluate the National Flood Insurance Program on this date, and its authorization isn't guaranteed. Learn what this means for you.
Have a laundry facility on-site? Life safety should apply throughout your entire property, but there are certain areas, like the laundry facility, that present unique risks and require extra care. Take these steps to ensure things run safely and smoothly.
Property managers recognize the importance of preventative maintenance and inspections when it comes to property safety/upkeep, but the lines become a little blurred when it comes to unit inspections. Perform them effectively with these tips.
Active shooter preparedness has, unfortunately, become an essential part of property emergency response. Learn tips you can give your tenants, employees and visitors should they ever face an active shooter or other violent situation at your building or property.
Some of the most common emergencies that property managers encounter are weather-related, with flash flooding right at the top of the list. Just because flash flooding is common doesn't mean it can't produce grave results. Here's how you can prepare.
In property management, the goal is to make all tenants happy. Unfortunately, this can't always be the case. Learn what you can do to prevent running into this as well as how to mitigate the situation if it does occur in order to keep you and your tenants safe.
An area of refuge is essential when it comes to emergency preparedness and keeping your tenants safe. This area is used in lieu of a safe escape route, for instance, a stairwell. These spaces may also...
In both commercial and residential buildings, a lobby acts as the transition from the public zone to the private zone. A lobby can also act as a buffer, establishing security for the people working an...
Vacant and abandoned properties are open invitations to criminals, vandals, squatters, trespassers, fires, rats and illegal activities. They can also be intriguing (and dangerous) to children.In addit...
When was the last time you reviewed fire safety with your tenants? Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to be sure that you will never have a fire on your property, but as the property manager, the...
Now that an increasing number of Americans -- especially millennials and up-and-comers -- are choosing renting over buying their homes, the amenity game has become intensely competitive, as they are n...
Recent tragic news events have created new discussions about campus security. Although certain horrendous episodes may never be able to be deterred from happening again in the future, campus students ...
Property managers who oversee pools already know that this amenity does not come cheap. Just the installation itself can cost often cost $20,000 or more, consuming an average of about 15,000 to 30,000...
Commercial buildings are typically designed with adults in mind, but visiting children are a frequent occurrence. As the property manager, you are liable for children safety in your commercial building. Here are some things to keep in mind.
We all want everybody, regardless of ability, to live without discrimination, but many property managers run into uncertainties when it comes to The Americans with Disabilities Act. Make sure your property is totally compliant and accessible to all.
Parking lot safety isn't always the first area that property managers look at when it comes to property safety, but in reality, parking lots can be hot spots for many different types of danger. Learn what you can to do help keep your parking lot safe.
With elevator, pool and other help phone monitoring, Kings III's goal is to provide an added sense of security and reduce liability for your building. See real examples of real emergency calls that our operators took in December 2017 and January 2018.
Life safety for both your adult AND children residents is your responsibility, and children come with their own unique set of risks. Here are some safety measures that you can take on your multifamily property specifically with children in mind.
As a property manager, you know that elevator modernizations can be necessary. This blog will help you determine if you're in need of a modernization & presents common ones to choose from, including solar-powered elevators, an energy efficient option.
It is essential that property managers are prepared to keep their tenants and property safe, even during disasters that are not standard or predictable. See examples of such property emergencies and learn what you can do about them in this blog post.
Property managers stay safe by making a conscious effort to look out for the safety of their properties and tenants, but they don't always actively think about their own safety. Here are property manager safety tips that they should follow.
Vandalism is a threatening and common issue that many property managers will unfortunately run into at one point or another, but there are steps you can take to prevent vandalism and other similar property emergencies. Read on in this blog post.
With elevator, pool and other help phone monitoring, Kings III's goal is to provide an added sense of security and reduce liability for your building. See real examples of real emergency calls that our operators took in November 2017.
Landlines are quickly disappearing from our everyday lives, but what's true for the individual does not always compute for public areas. Emergency phones offer invaluable parking lot and campus safety benefits unmatched by the cell phone. Learn why.
With elevator, pool and other help phone monitoring, Kings III's goal is to provide an added sense of security and reduce liability for your building. See real examples of real emergency calls that our operators took in September and October 2017.
Property managers often have to wear many hats. This can get stressful and time consuming, but with certain technology tools, you can operate efficiently with ease. In this blog post, see what's out there to help you work better.
Between June and November, hurricane season becomes a force of nature that property managers need to reckon with -- and prepare for. Keep this post handy to get yourself, your staff and your tenants into hurricane-ready preparedness.
Property inspections done right can be an extremely effective tool. Unfortunately, many inspections are performed without clear direction and end up a rather passive routine. Use these tricks to see direct tangible improvements from your inspection.
Get acquainted on a more personal level with some of the Kings III operators that handle your emergency calls and learn more about what they do to contribute to your property's safety. Meet Victor and Briona!
Pool season may be coming to an end, but any property manager with a pool on their property knows that pool maintenance doesn't stop just because it's closed. Here are some manageable tips to maintain your pool this off season.
With elevator, pool and other help phone monitoring, Kings III's goal is to provide an added sense of security and reduce liability for your building. See real examples of real emergency calls that our operators took in August 2017.
Screening potential residents is essential for a property manager's liability & overall property safety, and online screening services can make the process more efficient. Learn how using a service benefits you & how to choose one best for your needs.
Kings III's director of strategic accounts explains why more and more property management companies are looking at emergency communications needs on a portfolio level along with the benefits of doing so through Kings III.
While it may not be your favorite aspect of the business, as a property manager, you know that complaints come with the territory. This blog post looks at 3 top complaints made by apartment residents and what the property manager can do to counteract.
Reputation management is especially important for the property manager, as many potential tenants/residents do their initial research online. Learn tips both offline and online to optimized your property's reputation.
With elevator, pool, and other help phone monitoring, Kings III's goal is to provide an added sense of security to your clients and reduce liability for your building. See real examples of real emergency calls that our operators took in July 2017.
The elevator - this often-underappreciated innovation should always remind us that the sky's the limit. Here are some uplifting facts and figures regarding how the rise of elevators has accelerated the capabilities and potential of civilization.
As a property manager, you receive more than your daily dose of drama. Much of it happens as a result of spontaneous combustion from angry occupants. Here are some ways to diffuse the situation, often ahead of time, and to keep things running smoothly.
On-site emergency help phones in elevators, parking areas, stairwells and more provide an added sense of security to your occupants and reduce liability for your building. Not convinced? See our real-life examples of how help phones assisted in June 2017.
When you think of encountering an emergency, you likely automatically think of dialing 911 for help. The problem here is that there are some unknown shortcomings when it comes to 911 centers, especially for property owners.
Kings III emergency monitoring puts service of the customer above all else. Learn from our VP of Client Services how we improve our services (and how you can too!) using the widely-used Net Promoter System.
On-site emergency help phones in elevators, parking areas, stairwells and more provide an added sense of security to your clients and reduce liability for your building. See our real-life examples how.
The growing shared economy may involve your property (sometimes even without you being aware). Be sure you're on your game when it comes to property management liability and safety if occupants are using Airbnb to rent your space online.
Property managers know that property disasters aren't always predictable. This doesn't mean that they cannot and should not be prepared for. See an example of a real unexpected apartment emergency and how to safely counteract such an instance.
Property managers have no shortage of Millennials looking to rent, but with a rush often comes unforeseen traps, sometimes creating a property management liability. We suggest six red flags to consider when opening your doors to younger renters.
Property managers can end up in a heap of trouble due to the dishonesty of their occupants more often than they may think. This blog addresses some of the common occupant scams that property managers should be aware of and prepare for.
This blog post features a video of an actual call to Kings III's emergency center in which a passenger stuck in an elevator freaked out and provides tips on what to do to keep calm should you find yourself panicking in a stuck elevator.
In order to make sure multifamily property managers are doing everything they can to further their pool safety and maintenance this pool season, Kings III provides 5 resources from across the web with unique pool safety tips and guidelines.
Kings III's Emergency Dispatch Center Operator, Jacob, answers interview questions, providing details on the types of emergency calls that he has to take, his appreciation for his colleagues and management, what he thinks makes Kings III unique & more.
Pool season is an exciting time, but it does create a new set of responsibilities for the multifamily property manager. This blog post provides the property with manageable and actionable items to maintain the pool cleanliness required by their residents.
While preferred occupant amenities are more streamlined among residential properties, those within commercial property management can also provide particular amenities that will make their building more attractive to tenants, as discussed in this blog.
The HUD smoke-free regulation takes effect this February 2017. Multifamily property managers can refer to this blog to learn some of the benefits that come with the regulation and to quickly ensure that they are in compliance.
Super Bowl emergencies aren't quite what people think of on the big game day, but they happen. Kings III highlights some example emergency scenarios and reasons why Super Bowl attendees are lucky to have access to Kings III phones at the NRG Stadium.
Property managers often overlook some of the dangers associated with meeting strangers and showing their properties alone. This blog post offers property manager safety tips that lessen the likelihood of a dangerous situation while on the job.
Unfortunately, in multi-family property management, there are many types of emergencies that can occur within your apartment complex. This blog posts walks through a video featuring some such emergencies and explains what Kings III does to help.
In property management, it is often hard to cut costs without sacrificing the safety or quality of a building. This blog post suggests doing so by holding occupants liable for some responsibilities and costs with 2 specific techniques on how to do so.
This blog post contains common mistakes made in property management that can have significant repercussions. Property managers should avoid these items in order to perform optimally and constantly improve.
Emergency phones serve a very important purpose, but if you do not regularly test your phones, they may not be code compliant or even function safely and effectively. This blog covers how to easily test your phones to ensure functionality and compliance.
In this post, we interview some of Kings III's emergency communications operators for an inside look at what it's like for them within our emergency communications center, including what is the craziest call they have ever had to take.
As millennials continue to make up a larger and larger share of those renting properties, it is important for property managers to take measures to make their rentals attractive to this generation. This blog post provides guidelines on how to do so.
Property managers must make all alterations to comply to ADA regulations that are considered readily achievable, but how can you determine what exactly that means? This blog post relays just how to do so.
An Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatch certification exceeds all national requirements and allows emergency communications dispatchers to handle emergency calls appropriately and provide best possible responses. Learn more specifics in this blog.
Emergency communications centers aid in helping with all sorts of unique and dangerous emergencies. This blog post includes a video with actual calls and walks through some actual emergency situations that Kings III has answered to.
As a property manager, it is just as important to tend to your parking garage safety and maintenance as it is to care for the rest of your building. See what steps you can take to make your parking garage a pleasant place for building tenants.
Property managers are constantly looking to find more about occupancy trends for market research purposes. This blog post goes over projected occupancy trends for the remainder of 2016 in both the multifamily and commercial realm.
Emergency communications monitoring isn't just about taking care of the end result. This blog post walks through a video with actual calls to Kings III to show several other service areas to pay attention to.
Kings III provides fitness center safety tasks and instructions for those responsible for a fitness center on their property along with safety tips that their residents should be made aware of and carry out as well.
Children and the elderly often require an extra level of care, especially when it comes to emergencies, which is why emergency phones can be such an important item for their safety in public places. Learn more.
Marketing is a hot topic in property management, as property managers always need new business and it can be hard to keep up with both changes in marketing technology and marketing trends. Read three effective marketing methods for property managers.
Providing emergency communications for help phones is a service at Kings III. Within this blog, specific, actual calls made to the Kings III EDC are featured in order to highlight several particular ways our service goes above and beyond the usual.
Property and facilities managers have a wide range of building maintenance items to look after in order to keep their building running the way that it should be.This blog post covers some of the most important items to look after.
Here at Kings III, we work with many facilities managers and see the type of responsibilities and issues they are concerned with. Kings III's facilities manager, Lisa, speaks about her experience in the role and how it relates to Kings III as a whole.
Energy efficiency in commercial buildings is important for both cost and sustainability purposes. HVAC systems are a large part of commercial energy consumption. This blog covers ways that your HVAC systems can save energy.
Pool emergencies like drowning occur far too often. Many times this is because the public is misinformed about a lot of aspects of drowning. Simple awareness of drowning myths can be preventative. This blog covers some top drowning myths people have.
Across most job types, one thing is consistent: customer service is extremely important. One of our field managers discusses what this means to her and advice on how to apply customer service with any job.
Elevator entrapments and emergencies: although unpleasant, unfortunately they are often an inevitable part of life when you manage a building. While not always completely avoidable, there are some actions you can take to prevent them. Learn more here.
As a property manager, there are several areas on your property that you should be considering emergency phones for. This blog post highlights some of the most common areas that property managers often protect with emergency phones.
Pool safety is so important for multifamily property owners. Responsibility falls on them to keep their pool occupants safe. This blog covers pool safety tips that the building owners can follow themselves as well as tips to pass on to residents.
Who answers the emergency pool phone on your property? Is your pool maintained and safe for residents? Property managers are responsible for making the pool safe for residents. Learn about Kings III pool phones and how we answer emergency calls.
Building fire prevention is extremely important for property managers because a fire has huge implications in costs, liability and tenant safety. This blog reviews certain practices that property managers can carry out to lessen the chance of a fire.
This blog post highlights the advantages to using help phones in any high risk area for emergency communications purposes and the standard of service to expect from your emergency communications provider.
People believe that generally an elevator modernization should occur every twenty years or so, but there are many other important indicators as well. This blog post points out other tell-tale indicators that your elevator may be due for a modernization.
How does an emergency communications center actually handle an elevator entrapment? This blog post walks you through an actual recording of an elevator entrapment that occurred and the procedure that Kings III goes through to take care of it.
Tenant retention is huge for the property manager in order to avoid excessive costs. Nothing can guarantee tenant retention, but this blog post highlights some aspects that can definitely influence it.
In total, our emergency dispatch center received 1,114,054 emergency communications calls last year, and not all of them are what you might expect. Learn about some examples of calls that they received and how they handled the situations.
Many people think that 911 dispatch centers have the best practices and highest training for handling emergencies while this is just not the case. Learn common misconceptions about this emergency communications center.
If you are tempted to cut your elevator phone costs by practicing line sharing, know that there is a right and wrong way to do so. This blog highlights how to share elevator phone lines while remaining code compliant.
Both property managers and casual elevator riders alike have some incorrect ideas about elevators, how they work and when they malfunction. The good news is, most of these truths about elevators will surprise you for the better.
If you have a pool on your property, you and your residents need to be aware of dry and secondary drowning. This blog post provides tips on symptoms to look out for, prevention methods and what to do in the event of a dry or secondary drowning.