Public Storage Selects OpenTech Alliance’s Centralized Intelligent Access (CIA) Solution

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Public Storage Selects OpenTech Alliance’s Centralized Intelligent Access (CIA) Solution

Phoenix, AZ – July 18, 2018  OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the self-storage industry announced Public Storage, the world’s largest self storage operator with over 2,375 facilities, is implementing OpenTech’s cloud based property access control solution, INSOMNIAC CIA, at 850 locations.

This isPublic Storage the first of many smart-connected solutions built on OpenTech’s IoE Platform. OpenTech’s IoE platform was developed internally by OpenTech exclusively for the self-storage industry. The IoE platform is open so it can work with all kinds of devices such as kiosks, robots, video door bells, thermostats, lighting, cameras, Bluetooth wireless unit locks, drones, water flow meters and valves, and even the popular Alexa. The integration does not stop at devices, it also integrates with other software programs like property management systems, mobile apps, and call centers.

“We enjoy partnering with large operators to develop innovate solutions for the entire industry. Our goal is to be a self-storage operator’s innovation partner and that is what Public Storage was looking for. Their requirements included the highest level of security, scalability, and openness at the lowest cost, so we are sure other operators are going to be happy with what we have developed”, stated Robert A Chiti, OpenTech President and CEO.

INSOMNIAC CIA has a LifeTime Protection plan that includes:

  • Industry leading customer support so operators to talk directly with a technician whenever they need help.
  • Full product warranty including damage from lightning.
  • Software subscription for the OpenTech IoE Control Center so operators can customize the technology to meet their needs as well as provide an instant overview of the status of all properties in their portfolio. The IoE Control Center includes an enterprise data store, business analytics, and a customizable notification service.
  • Storage Genie, a comprehensive mobile app that gives tenants a hands-free method of opening the gate, making payments, contacting the facility, and much more without requiring the facility to setup static IP addresses or open ports on their network.

More information on the OpenTech solutions can be found at www.opentechalliance.com or by calling 602.749.9370.

OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Celebrates 15 years in Business

 

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OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Celebrates 15 years in Business

For Immediate Release:

July 7, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – OpenTech Alliance, Inc. has reached a new milestone this July, celebrating its’ 15th year in business. The company has grown from garage startup into a thriving technology company with over 200 employees and thousands of customers across North America.

Robert Chiti, OpenTech Founder, stated, “Wow, how time flies when you are having fun. Starting and growing a technology business in an industry full of great people has been a dream of mine, I feel very blessed. We owe our success to the hundreds of self-storage operators that trusted us to help them automate their business and vendors that welcomed us to the industry and worked with us on behalf of our mutual customers. We could have never gotten here without them.”

Today, OpenTech is the largest self-service kiosk provider, operates the largest call center in the industry, manages the largest online auction website in the industry, and has most recently launched the industry’s first smart access control system based on the OpenTech IoE platform which is rapidly replacing old PC-based solutions.

In July of 2003, Robert Chiti, Mike Connolly and Davin Dameron drew up plans to develop and market a self-service kiosk, designed to bring the benefits of automation to the booming self-storage industry. OpenTech was initially conceived as a provider of “open” technology solutions that would integrate with and complement other vendors’ systems and technologies. Adhering to this philosophy, OpenTech has since grown into a highly-respected leader and multi-faceted technology solutions provider for the industry.

“Our growth strategy is based on three pillars; Internal Innovation, Acquisitions, Partnerships. So far, the plan is working pretty well’, added Chiti.

 

StorageTreasures Acquires StorageStuff.Bid

 

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StorageTreasures Acquires StorageStuff.Bid

 

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July 9th, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – StorageTreasures, LLC, the owner of StorageTreasures.com, the storage industry’s leading online auction platform, announced it has acquired StorageStuff.Bid, a well-respected competing online storage auction site. As part of the transaction Cheli and Chris Rosa, both seasoned auctioneers and employees of StorageStuff.Bid, will join OpenTech Alliance, Inc., managers of StorageTreasures.com and majority stakeholder of Storage Treasures, LLC.

“We have always had a great relationship with the folks at StorageStuff.Bid and are very excited to now be on the same team. With Cheli and Chris on board, we are the only online auction company to have licensed auctioneers with licenses in all 50 states, which gives our customers a level of protection not available with other online auction sites. They add a ton of credibility to what we’re doing, a wealth of knowledge, and valuable expertise as it pertains to lien laws for both traditional and online auctions”, claimed Robert A. Chiti, CEO of OpenTech Alliance, Inc.

Chiti added, “Cheli will be responsible for supporting the StorageStuff.Bid customers as well as improving our facility manager and auction buyer training programs. We are going to put Chris to work on expanding our Auction Review Service. In addition, we are going to rely on both of them to teach us how we can better support Auctioneers with their live auctions.”

“We have been an OpenTech and StorageStuff.Bid customer for many years. The merger of OpenTech’s technology expertise with Chris and Cheli’s auction experience is a great thing for us and the industry. We trust them to ensure our lien sales are done properly and that we get as much money possible for our delinquent tenant’s goods,” Marc Harris, Vice President of Metro Storage.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished at StorageStuff.Bid, but realized that it was going to be very difficult to compete with the level of investment OpenTech is making in StorageTreasures.com. The amount of money they spend on digital marketing, auction buyer programs, customer service and technology innovations is staggering, so we felt joining forces was the right move. The one area they were weak was actual auction experience. Chris and I are filling that gap and bringing them our years of experience running both online and live auctions as well our professional auctioneer licenses”, stated Cheli Rosa from StorageStuff.Bid.

The company expects to have all StorageStuff.Bid customers transitioned within 90 days, at which time the StorageStuff.Bid site will be shutdown. After the transition StorageTreasures.com will represent 8,500 facilities, 900,000 active buyers and 15,000 monthly auctions. As the leader in online storage auctions, StorageTreasures has completed well over 1,000,000 successful auctions for self-storage facilities.

About StorageTreasures
Founded in 2010, StorageTreasures offers the most comprehensive self-storage auction platform available on the internet. In addition to storage auction hunters, the site serves auctioneers, appraisers, pickers, yard sale buyers, self-storage customers, and facility owners throughout the US and Canada. OpenTech Alliance, Inc. owns a majority of StorageTreasures, LLC and manages StorageTreasures.com.

About OpenTech Alliance
OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the self storage industry. The company’s products and services include the INSOMNIAC line of self serve kiosks , INSOMNIAC Live! call center , INSOMNIAC CIA access control system and StorageTreasures.com online storage auctions. OpenTech solutions are designed to improve the customer experience, reduce operating costs and increase revenues for self-storage facilities.

Contact: Andrew Letter, Director of Digital Marketing (480)397-6503