a href=”https://opentechalliance.com/”>OpenTech Alliance Inc. announced today that the company has donated $15,000 to the (SSAF) Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship program to enrich the lives of SSA members nationally. Five years and going strong, the SSA Foundation Scholarship is making a difference in many young students’ lives with a program that is dedicated to give back to the industry.Continue reading
PHOENIX, Arizona – December 12th, 2014 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc. and Storage Door Curtains today announced the completed product integration between Storage Door Curtains’ wireless Weather Barrier Storage Door curtain sensors and OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network. The effort provided Storage Door Curtains with the capacity to integrate their door curtain electric monitoring software securely and in real time with all major self-storage management software systems. The integration allows self storage operators the ability to create a new revenue stream by utilizing the door curtain monitoring capabilities. With the integrated services self storage operators will be able to assess “daily energy loss fees” to tenants that leave curtains doors open to climate controlled units.
The curtain highlights an eight-layer, airtight, waterproof; floor-to-ceiling barrier with built-in electronic sensors and a starting R-12 insulation rating that exceeds newly implemented 2012 Energy Code Specifications. By programming to OpenTech’s OpenAPI the Storage Door Curtains’ monitoring software is able to utilize built-in electric door curtain sensors to insure the proper closing of barriers and assess daily energy loss fees on individual units to tenants that fail to close the door curtain in their unit.
With numerous financial incentives available from federal, state, utility companies and local agencies, operators can see a reduction of energy costs by up to 70% and implement an automated “green-workplace” practice to recoup lost energy revenue.
James Ciaciuch, CEO at Storage Door Curtains said, “There are a vast number of operators who want to better control the temperature on exterior units. We needed a way to configure our software with individual self-storage units to monitor proper door curtain closings to save energy and assess energy loss fees. The partnership with OpenTech will allow us to simultaneously reduce the amount of energy lost or wasted and give self storage owners a substantial source of new monthly income.”
Robert Chiti, President and CEO at OpenTech said, “We are excited to be working with such an innovative company. James and his team are forward thinkers and the investment they have made in developing this new and valuable product is impressive. Talking to James reminds me of when OpenTech launched the industry’s first self service solution. We have a real soft spot for entrepreneurs like James and are happy to be partnering with him to bring a new revenue stream to self storage operators.”
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc: Celebrating over a Decade of Service to Self-Storage, OpenTech provides solutions that connect storage owners with tenants. Through the development of a complete line of automated Kiosks and Call Center services, the INSOMNIAC brand has become synonymous with self-storage. The company offers a wide-range of self-storage rental solutions that increase revenues and improve customer convenience, while decreasing operating costs and workload. A place to find reliable, around-the-clock support is what OpenTech has come to be for thousands of self-storage owners world-wide. For additional information, please click: OpenTechAlliance.com or call an OpenTech Business Development Manager at (602) 749-9370.
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OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC kiosks are protected by U.S. patent number 5,946,660.
“Open 24/7” is a significant concept for a self-storage business, and it’s becoming commonplace through the growing use of rental and payment stations onsite. According to the 2013 Self-Storage Almanac, 9 percent of self-storage facilities in the U.S. are using kiosks. That was up from 1.4 percent in 2011.Continue reading