OpenTech Alliance is the leader in automation and call center services for the self storage industry. We help storage owners work smarter by increasing productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction with innovative technologies designed from the ground up for the self storage business.

Our Values:

  1. Doing it Right
    We behave in a way that makes our grandmothers proud of us.
  2. Passion
    We are emotional about what we do and how we do it.
  3. Kaizen
    We are committed to continuously improving our people, processes, and solutions.
  4. Innovation
    We like to solve difficult problems.
  5. Positive Vibes
    We approach everything we do, and everyone we come in contact with in a positive manner.


From garage startup to global self-storage solutions provider.

OpenTech was started by Robert Chiti in 2003 in his garage, where he purchased a patent for a self-service system that rented self-storage units and processed customer payments. It was just a piece of paper—no software, no hardware, no service offering. With limited funding—but a sound technology and service concept—Robert and his team successfully built the company from the ground up. It is now a global self-storage solutions provider.

Our specialty? Connecting storage owners to tenants.

OpenTech provides solutions that connect storage owners with tenants. Through the development of a complete line of automated kiosks, call center services and online renting, the INSOMNIAC brand has become an integral part of the self-storage industry. Our self-storage rental solutions increase revenues and improve customer convenience, while reducing operating costs and workload. For thousands of self-storage owners worldwide, OpenTech has become a place for reliable, around-the-clock support.

Doing it right.

Each of OpenTech’s founders had worked at companies in the past that did things that they didn’t feel were right. They witnessed what happened when companies took shortcuts, bent the truth or got greedy. Our founders knew that OpenTech would not be a “get rich quick” plan. Instead, our goal was to build a company we could be proud of—one that would attract quality employees, partners and customers. We decided that “doing it right” was the perfect guiding principal for our business.

Over 150 employees strong and growing.

OpenTech, based in Phoenix, Arizona, employs over 150 dedicated self-storage specialists. We provide exciting career opportunities and a vibrant work environment for our employees. In fact, in 2014 OpenTech was voted one of the Top Companies to Work For in Arizona.

Now that you know a bit more about us, it would be great if we could get to know you. Feel free to drop us a note and say hello, or call us at:

800.481.7459.

What our customers are saying;

  • The efficiencies created through automation are unparalleled and we are extremely satisfied with the products and services offered by OpenTech Alliance.  As a storage operator, we feel we can offer the highest level of convenience and service by leveraging the power of that technology.
    Red Dot Storage
  • “Thanks to their technology, I’m looking at expanding my self-storage portfolio with properties I could not previously have operated profitably. INSOMNIAC changes the math and makes more facilities financially feasible.”
    Kim McDanielBenco Mini Storage, Cleburne, TX
  • "We use XpressCollect because it's automated and our tenants make their payment immediately through the pay-by-phone service or click to call our office.  My managers love it, because they don’t have to waste hours doing something they hate and our conversions on collections have grown exponentially.”
    Jim MooneyDirector of Operations at Devon Self Storage
  • “After our initial success with our first kiosk, we ordered another five INSOMNIACs for our other Midwest facilities.”
    Jefferson ShreveStorage Express, Martinsville, IN
  • “On days when I have other obligations, it’s nice to know INSOMNIAC is there to greet customers. In fact, the kiosk took five rentals on a recent Saturday.”
    Beth SchroederA Place for Space
  • “The INSOMNIAC kiosk enables our customers to pay on-site with cash, check or credit card, so we need never miss a rental.”
    Jefferson ShreveStorage Express, Martinsville, IN