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First Shield Scans helps homeowners take stock of their belongings by creating a 3D digital twin of their home.  Disasters can happen to anyone at anytime.   First Shield Scans can help you be prepared for unforeseen insurance claims and losses.

About the Owner

John is a retired police officer after 32 years of service.  During his time as a police officer he received a Letter of Commendation from his department,  West Allegheny Friend of Education Award, and Outstanding Citizen Award from the community.  John was also President of the West Allegheny Foundation for 12 years.

After retirement, John spent 3 years in corporate security, overseeing the operation of 200 security officers for a major financial institution.

Virtual scans that protect and document your home and business

Virtual tours are not just for selling


Insurance companies encourage home owners to document their residence. Most policyholders do not realize that the burden of proof rests with them, according to the National Association of Public Insurance.


Pick a room in your house your not in right now.   Would you be able to list all the items in that room?  If you could list everything, would you be able to provide detailed information—including the purchase date, cost, model, and serial number—on the contents of your home?

A home inventory ensures homeowners are sufficiently prepared.  A detailed list of all the items destroyed, damaged, or stolen is required for an insurance claim. Proper documentation ensures a faster and smoother claims process, as well as maximizing your insurance reimbursement.




Get a complete record of your property’s condition.

Accurate inventory of personal items and other assets within your home or building.  

Reduce discrepancies and disputes with insurance carriers.

Speed up the entire claims process, reducing the need to provide documentation or receipts in some instances.

Access to your scan from your computer, tablet or phone.


Shopping and wondering if an item will fit in a location at your house?   You can measure the area right from your phone  using the virtual measuring tool, while your shopping.

Dollhouse view of your residence.

First Shield Scans can add Matter Tags for you or we can show you how to enter your own tags at your convenience.



Measuring Tool


These scans are available from the permission of the owner.


DAN P.  First Shield home scans are great!  Just finished one of our vacation properties and the detail is amazing.  Also, love the feature of cataloging items in closets!  This provides a detailed record for insurance purposes and also allows us to share it with prospective renters.  Plan on doing all our properties!

FATHER JOHN   When I tell people about First Shield Scans I can’t tell them enough because the only way anyone will understand my excitement about the work they do is by showing them. My church had its three properties scanned and immediately upon viewing the properties with such clear images from every possible angle, people are stunned. While the church’s beauty speaks for itself people are still taken aback by the quality of images even in our church hall kitchen. Then I tell people that this wasn’t a frivolous expense for the church, that this was an investment in our parish’s safety. I open up the “dollhouse view” and show them that the buildings’ schematics are laid out perfectly so that if a firefighter or police officer, who’d never been in any of our buildings, needed to quickly navigate to a particular area, they would be able to with great ease. I think it’s very important to have records of our buildings for first responders, insurance agencies, and for the public who may not be able to visit our facilities. Because I think it’s so important for my parish I show all my fellow clergymen these scans so that they can use First Shield Scans and have the same piece of mind that I have, knowing that I’ve done the best I can to protect my flock.

Working with John was very easy as he was flexible in his schedule and diligent in his work. After two days of working on our properties John noticed that something didn’t meet his standard of professional quality and came back to rescan just one spot of a room. While he was doing so, the technology noticed that some pieces of furniture had been moved since his last visit. This caused John to have to choose to either rescan the entire building or accept less than perfect quality in one tiny spot. Without thinking twice John rescanned the entire facility so that everything was perfect. I can’t recommend First Shield Scans enough; everything was done with the utmost professionalism and quality.

GEORGE M   I want to take this opportunity to commend you on the recent scan of my 3 level home.

I've been an insurance agent for many years and

By recommending an “inventory “ prior to a homeowner experiencing a loss by fire, windstorm or other hazard is extremely valuable to save time and money. I have made suggestions for this tool but extremely few have ever followed up on that suggestion !  Without such documentation

the claimant has little proof of the contents of their home, the age, the quality (make, brand, etc ) all of which can be documented

with the Matterport scan!

The scan is not only for insurance documentation. I especially like the  measuring ability of distances while away from the premises for window or carpeting needs, to name a few. 

It can also be used show your domicile to friends and family far away who have no way of observing your home first hand. I totally recommend this valuable tool and highly qualified staff! 

JOHN S  Working with First Shield Scans and John was truly a great experience.  I was appointed by my church to have all of the church properties scanned and documented.  This is a great way to document our interior structures and possessions for insurance and legal purposes.  John was very understanding and respectful of the church boundaries as to where he could and could not go.  He made every spot work for us.  He even came back after the scans were completed to rescan an area, because he didn't like the way an area turned out.  We received the scan in under a day and were impressed with the clarity and sharpness of the scan.  I would recommend First Shield Scans to anyone considering documentation of their church or personal home.

I was so impressed, I had First Shield Scans do our personal home.

LISA G  I’ve known John for over 40 years and you will not find a more genuine person.  My husband and I recently had our Deep Creek, MD home scanned by First Shield Scans. I couldn’t be more pleased with the job John did at our home.  He made the process so easy to understand. If anything would have happened at our home, there is no way we would have been able to remember all of the contents. Now it's all documented! We will be having him scan our home in Ocean City, MD soon.



An account is set up using your email address.



A walkthrough is completed with the homeowner.  Once completed, scanning will begin.  The scanning generally takes less than a hour but will vary depending on the size of the residence..  


Matter Tags 

Matter Tags are discussed with the homeowner for each room and location.  Information will be obtained to be added for the Matter Tags.  The Matter Tags can hold descriptions,  photos or videos that can be displayed when accessed.


Once scanning is complete, the processing is generally completed with in 24 hours.


The scan is turned over to the homeowner.  The homeowner is advised to change the password so they have sole access to the scan.

You now have a digital twin of your residence!!!!!!!



1000 or less sq. ft.     $200.00

1000 - 2000 sq. ft.     $250.00

2000 - 3000 sq. ft.    $350.00 

3000 - 4000 sq. ft     $450.00

4000 - 5000 sq. ft.    $550.00

5000 sq. ft. or for pricing. 


First Shield Scans does offer discounts.

First Shield Scans promises to work with the homeowner to offer the best tips to save  $$$$ on the scan. 



Does First Shield Scans keep a copy of the scan?

NO!!!!!!!   Once the scan is turned over to the homeowner, they are advised to change the password for their account.  Once the password is changed they now have sole ownership of the scan.  


How long will a scan take?

A normal scan takes around 1 hr per 1,500 sqft.  This can vary depending on the space.

How do I prepare for the scan?

Prepare the residence as you want it to be captured.  

What if I renovate a room?

No problem.  You can set up an appointment and we will re-scan the renovated room.  The re-scan generally takes 10-15 minutes to complete.  

What are Mattertags?

These are tags that are placed on an item (stove, refrigerator, furnace, flooring, walls, personal items, etc.)   Inside the tag, you can put any information you want about the item, owners manual, service contact person or even a picture or video.  

To save you time and money, First Shield Scans can teach you how to enter your own tags after the scan.


 Furnace: You can put the owners manual, contact person, filter schedule, etc.

 Walls:  If you know the color combination you can put the information inside the tag.

 Flooring:  You can  put what type of flooring and the date it was installed.


Do we scan inside a closet? 

This is the owner's choice.   We can scan with the closet closed.  During the Mattertag process, we can place a tag on the closet and you can place a picture of contents inside the tag.  First Shield Scan will teach you the process for adding tags.

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