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Other Services

In addition to Home/Business Asset Inventory Documentation we also offer:

  • Retail Inventory Services
    We count, so YOU don't
                      have to.
  • DataDots™
    Prove Ownership!
  • Gift Certificates
    AIS takes pride in our work and value of our service. The peace of mind of being prepared in the event of a loss cannot be calculated. Consider sharing that peace of mind with someone you care about and ask about our gift certificates.

Important Articles

Note: As with most inventory services, we are not certified appraisers, but documentation specialists. We rely on the information reported to us by the client to properly document the value of all items. Please have your receipts and appraisals available at time of service.

Associates Inventory Service - Home and Business Asset Inventory Documentation Services

Home Asset Inventory

If your home was destroyed, damaged or vandalized, could you recall from memory, all of your possessions?  For each of those items, could you recall when and where they were purchased, the cost, the manufacturer, model and serial number?

A documented inventory prepares you emotionally and financially if any type of damage or loss were to occur to your home and personal possessions.

Be prepared emotionally.
It is hard enough to deal with any type of damage or loss to your home.  With a completed AIS home asset inventory in hand, you can immediately focus on rebuilding your life and replacing your possessions, instead of suffering through the added stress or trauma of trying to remember what items you owned and looking for ways to prove ownership and value.
Be prepared financially.
You are ahead financially when you are prepared with a documented inventory.  You can immediately provide to the insurance adjuster all the required information to begin the claims process which, in turn, affects how quickly you will receive the insurance reimbursement.  In addition, you will be able to provide proof of ownership and value which will ensure your reimbursement will cover the full extent of the loss.

Additional benefits of a Home Inventory:

  • Items that have limited coverage such as jewelry, coins, figurines, guns and art are identified and additional coverage (rider) can be purchased so that the items will be insured for the full value.
  • An inventory includes crucial information which aids in the recovery of stolen property.
Estate Planning:
  • The inventory list includes beneficiary designation and contact information for each item which ensures assets are distributed according to your wishes.
  • The probate process is simplified, faster and less stressful because all the required information is clearly defined.
  • It serves as a valuable resource for estate sales and auctions.
Financial Planning:
  • Since it is a complete list of personal assets, it can be used for loan applications or determining your net worth.
  • Assists with securing an accurate appraisal of your home as it documents home improvement projects which provides proof of the added value to your home.
  • Supplements pre-nuptial and divorce agreements.
  • Protects your possessions during a move or when items need to be stored because you have the detailed descriptions and photos to prove the condition of the items prior to the move, in case a claim needs to be filed.
  • An inventory protects the financial investment you have put into your hobby - whether you are a skier, biker, boater or someone who enjoys working on cars and has a large inventory of tools.  You could immediately provide the description of the items including proof of ownership and value, which determines how quickly you could purchase new equipment and begin enjoying your hobby again.
  • Provides the same protection to your cabin as it does to your home.
Our Guarantee To You
Beginning with your initial phone call and through the storage of your data, all conversations and information will be confidential and protected.  We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured and will sign a Letter of Confidentiality before we begin the inventory.  Prior to the inventory, we will meet with you to review the sample portfolio so you can see what the final product looks like and review in detail how the inventory appointment will go.
On average, you can expect an inventory to take 4-5 hours and will schedule this appointment to accommodate your busy schedule.  Your completed portfolio will be delivered to you within a week.
Associates Inventory Service will present your documented inventory in a handsome 3-ring portfolio with zipper.  The portfolio contains two versions of the printed reports, and a CD / DVD that contain all versions of the written reports, digital photos, video footage, and the scanned receipts and/or documents.
Once your inventory is complete, it is important to keep it up-to-date.  For one year after your initial inventory, there are no additional charges to add or update and store your data.  After that, there will be a yearly fee to update and store your inventory documents.
Gift Certifcates
Need a gift for a special someone in your family, a close friend or someone you want to extend a special "thank you," to?  What better gift - than the gift of protection and peace of mind.  We can mail this to you or directly to the recipient - in a greeting card of your choice.  Please contact us for further information or to place an order.

Associates Inventory Service (AIS) is here to rid you of a tedious, yet necessary task.  By utilizing state of the art equipment and software, we provide you with a detailed and professional portfolio that includes both a hard copy and electronic copy of your assets.

Protecting your home, personal property and financial future - begins with you.  Call today for a free estimate.  406-245-3676.

You may find the following articles beneficial:

Now is the Time to Conduct a Home Inventory

Determining the Proper Amount of Insurance Coverge for Your Personal Property

Moving Into Your New Home

Home Asset Inventory Services Include:

  • Digital Video

    The video included in your portfolio is high-definition (HD). As a result, your images will be sharper and clearer than standard-definition (SD).
    Video footage is taken of each room in your home as well as the outside of your home.

  • Digital Photography

    The high-quality digital photos record your assets in greater detail and supplements the video footage taken of the items in the room setting.

  • Inventory Reports

    For each item, there is an accurate description, purchase date, cost, model and/or serial number, background information, scan of the receipt or apprasial and photo. Items can be viewed by value, category, location and alphabetical.  The total value of the inventory in Replacement Value and Actual Cash Value will be stated on the summary report.

  • Inventory Software

    A DVD which includes the inventory reports, photos, scanned receipts, appraisals, important document and the video footage. All reports can be viewed on your computer or reprinted. You can also view or print each individual item, photo or scan.

  • Data Storage

    To protect your privacy and security, we take the following precautions: (1) Identify you and your home with a unique and secure number-all personal information is removed. (2) Inventory data is encrypted when stored in an off-site storage facility. Your data is removed from our computer once the transfer of your data to the on-line facility is complete. (3) We guarantee that we will not sell or otherwise provide your information to any third party.

Our Address

Associates Inventory Service
1040 Lost View Drive
PO Box 50687
Billings, MT 59105

Phone: 406-245-3676
Toll Free: 877-240-4647
Mobile: 406-698-6506

DataDot™ Technology

Making your valuables worthless to a thief...
DataDots™ are a state of the art identification and anti-theft security system applicable to most assets. The product consists of polyester substrate micro-dots, each the size of a grain of sand, onto which unique information is laser etched. These unique dots come pre-mixed in a UV based adhesive for ready application onto assets such as laptops, stereos, mp3 players, business assets, cell phones, tools, electronics, and other high value items. Police need only to locate a single DataDot™ to confirm the asset's true identity.  Click for more information.