SiteRecon is an online platform that measures the properties for you. It has no drawing tool or editing tool on it.
It has a button - 'Get Measurements' - that creates orders to generate property measurements. Result - fully automated property measurements.
How does SiteRecon automate property measurements?
SiteRecon delivers the following assets at the click-of-a-button
Latest high definition aerial image
Total measurements in an excel
A map of all the features measured
How accurate is it?
Map outlines are accurate within 7 cms of their actual position on the ground. Measurement numbers are extracted using these map outlines.
You can get similar accuracy from a property survey is someone moves the measuring wheel exactly along the boundary of the parking lot on the property. And then repeat the exercise of turf, beds and all other features that you measure
SiteRecon users have verified the measurements through site visits and you can see their testimonial in the case study videos.
How does SiteRecon handle a property covered by trees?
SiteRecon combines different sources of imagery to get the most complete picture of the site -
Leaf-off imagery collected during winters to see through tree canopies
Street imagery to get a view from ground
The above sources are combined with the latest high resolution aerial imagery of the site to extract measurements.
Can SiteRecon measure a property that was recently constructed?
Yes. SiteRecon access the best-in-class aerial imagery from Nearmap to extract measurements. Nearmap imagery is collected over 370 cities within the last 4-9 months. The collection frequency depends on how big your city is.
Can SiteRecon measure hundreds of properties in one-go?
Yes. It is possible to place bulk orders on SiteRecon. The customer support team supports you directly with such requests.
This how it works -
Share an excel containing the list of addresses and the measurements needed.
Support team creates the orders if the property is discovered using the address with over 90% confidence.
In cases of lesser confidence, you approve the property parcel outlines and place the order
Properties are mapped at a rate of few dozen per day and the support team follows up to ensure that the data is reviewed and approved.
What is the smallest and largest property that SiteRecon can measure?
Smallest - You can measure turf and beds on a roundabout or a divider.
Biggest - You can measure a military housing complex over 2000 acres.
Is there a restriction on the type of property that SiteRecon measures?
No. SiteRecon supports measurements for -
HOAs - common areas, private areas
Sub-parts of larger properties
Properties outside cities in continental US - in Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, Canada, Venezuela and Antarctica.
What if I need to measure an HOA - how do I define the areas to measure and the areas to exclude?
There are a couple of ways in which you can do it -
If the distinction is straightforward - you need to measure the open areas and not the fenced-in backyards - you can simply type in this comment when creating the order.
Instead of creating a single order for the entire HOA, break it down into smaller parts where you actually need the measurements.
If you don't feel like splitting the property in smaller parts, you can markup/annotate on a snapshot of the property form the platform to define what needs to be included and what needs to be excluded
Reach out to customer support and get help with creating the order.
What if I need to measure only along the right-of-way of public roads?
Draw the extent of the right-of-way on the platform and order measurements as usual. To be doubly sure, type in a comment to explain what you need.
What if I visit a site and find the property recently underwent some change? How do I make sure measurements are up to date?
If the measurements need to be updated as per what you see on site - just take a snapshot of the changes you see, type in a comment to explain the update needed and upload the feedback. The data is updated within a few hours.
How do I take the measurements to the field for site visits?
You can open SiteRecon app on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets/iPads. As long as you have an internet connection and a mobile in the field, you can access the maps.
How do I share the data with my team and customers?
SiteRecon maps and measurements can be shared as easily as a YouTube video - using a web page link.
If you are a business developer and you want operations managers to visit the site and approve the data, you can use common logins for now. From January, SiteRecon will enable you to share maps with accounts created with the email ids of your organisation.
Who are the most common users of the platform? What is their use case?
The most common users of the platform are -
Business developers - ordering measurements while working on opportunities
Estimators - offloading measurement tasks on the platform
Operations managers - verifying the maps and measurements through site visits
Admin and support staff - helping leadership of their companies execute bulk orders on the platform when they decide to move to a business management software like Aspire.
Does SiteRecon offer customer support?
Yes. There are three ways to access that -
For a order that has already been created, you can get support through the feedback panel on the order page
For credit and subscription related queries, you can get support from the help menu
For other queries - firstname.lastname@example.org
On call - we answer calls between 8 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time
Can I request updates to SiteRecon?
SiteRecon is your go-to-person for getting measurements done and it's gotta do what you want from it, right?
We release platform updates every month and if your request improves the workflow for everyone using the platform, you will see it go live on the platform very soon.
What does the onboarding process looks like?
Once you decide to subscribe, there are five steps to go through -
Signing data license agreement
Paying for platform subscription
Signing up on the platform
Completing the 1-hour training call with SiteRecon team
Ordering first property to measure
How do you charge for measurements?
You will be charged for the measurements you order. Cost is calculated based on -
The size of the property - We break down properties into blocks of 10 acres to calculate pricing
The number of measurements ordered - Turf, beds, hard edge, tree count, parking lot - all of these are features counted to calculate cost
What can I measure with SiteRecon
This is the list of property features you can measure on SiteRecon - https://www.notion.so/Types-of-feature-731dc79b05404a0fa4e153efcf722d6b
Higher-order features such as surface area of shrubs, slop of turf and height of trees are measured on request.
What will the delivery time look like?
Depends on the size of the property, the number of features to be measured and the volume of order traffic.
In case the system is not swamped with measurements, you can expect to get back the measurements within 10 hours for a 20 acre property with turf, beds, trees, sidewalks and parking lot measurements
Can I order measurements that are not available on the platform right now?
Yes. For instance,
You can get additional attributes on top of the existing layers in the property data. For example, you can request if the surface area of a parking lot is made of concrete or asphalt.
You can access new data points such as 3D insights -
slope of turf to figure out if it is safe to put a mower there
surface area of hedges in 3D to estimate pruning area
tree heights to estimate tree care operations better
Is this for me?
Yes, if you are a sales leader working for a commercial landscape contractor, looking to improve productivity of reps in the middle of the COVID slowdown, this is the next avenue of growth for you. Your reps haven’t been working to their potential due to inefficiencies in the sales funnel and that’s costing you money every month.
If you are moving to a business management software like Aspire, you can offload the measurement of all existing properties on SiteRecon and focus on other aspects of the migration.
Will this work?
It is already working for multiple top landscape companies that feature in the LM150 list every year. They are bidding more accurately, they are bidding on greater volume of properties and increasing their market reach by directly accessing property data.
Our company does not have a lot of volume of property measurements, will I benefit from it?
Even if you have 50 properties to measure every year, those are 50 opportunities to have smarter pre-bid conversation with prospects, qualify leads faster, increase closing rates and optimally allocate sales reps’ time that you will miss out on if you continue with the old way of measuring properties.
I can’t afford it since I have already bought the annual subscription of Go iLawn?
You have only paid for the platform subscription with Go iLawn. You haven’t paid the real cost of using it - the cost of time invested into measuring properties and the missed opportunity to have smarter pre-bid conversation with prospects, qualify leads faster, increase closing rates and optimally allocate sales reps’ time that you will miss out on if you continue with the old way of measuring properties.
Why should I trust SiteRecon?
You don’t HAVE TO to trust us, the trust comes from the data we deliver. The truth we speak is repeated by your peers, some of the best businesses in the industry.
You can book a demo call and meet us.
If you go to the home page of the website you will find properties measured by SiteRecon. You can evaluate if the data is accurate.
Set up a discovery call with us and work through the ROI assets.
Build an internal consensus on using property data
Sign up on the platform
Start ordering property data
Or, if you just want to test this out on one property - use sign up button on top left of this page and you will find the steps how you can order one property for free.
What does the pricing look like? How much is my subscription cost going to be?
That depends on the number of properties you measure and the number of features that you measure on every property. As a ballpark metric - you would be able to measure 60 properties of 10 acres each with six measurements per property (turf, beds, trees, parking lot, sidewalk, hard edge, soft edge) for $1000.
What is the duration of the subscription?
Yes, SiteRecon is available only under annual subscription. The minimum value for the subscription is $1000 per year.
Is there any money back guarantee?
Yes, we offer a 45-day money-back guarantee on annual contracts.
What is the ROI?
We help you discover the ROI (return on investment) on our demo call.
You can see the ROI for Greenscape and Mainscape on the Case Studies page.
How do I justify the cost to my company?
Setup a demo call with us so that we understand what your boss is typically looking for. We will discuss the ROI and other benefits on call that you use to justify the cost to your boss.