OpenTech Alliance Blog

SmartLock electronic locking solution for self storage debuts at SSA Fall

OpenTech Alliance to Debut INSOMNIAC® SmartLock™ Electronic Locking Solution, Boasting Low Cost and Longest Battery Life in Industry

OpenTech Alliance is proud to unveil its latest innovation, the INSOMNIAC SmartLock. This secure electronic lock system promises to redefine automated locking solutions for self storage operators, presenting a strategic opportunity to streamline unit access control, reduce operational costs and elevate the overall tenant experience, at a reasonable cost. Self storage operators demoed INSOMNIAC SmartLocks at the Self Storage Association (SSA) 2023 Fall Conference and Trade Show on September 6th and 7th in Las Vegas, NV.

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OpenNet Wireless Comminications Network for Self Storage

OpenTech Alliance Unveils INSOMNIAC® OpenNet™: An Open Communications Network for Self Storage Facilities

OpenTech is proud to introduce INSOMNIAC® OpenNet™, an industry-changing advancement in connectivity designed specifically for the self storage industry. OpenNet addresses the unique wireless connectivity needs of self storage facilities, providing a secure, reliable, and most importantly an open network operators can leverage to implement the IoT devices they choose. OpenNet provides private and public Wi-Fi capabilities that operators can leverage operationally and offer to their tenants. Designed on a self-healing, secure, open wireless communication infrastructure, OpenNet allows operators to integrate various third-party devices.

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OpenTech Alliance Integrates with storEDGE Software by Storable to Enhance Self Storage Kiosk Software

OpenTech Alliance announced a new integration with storEDGE software by Storable, a leading technology partner in the industry. See how OpenTech’s new self storage kiosk software works with storEDGE facility management software (FMS) to introduce enhancements such as seamless lease management with esign, an advanced driver’s license scanner to improve data entry accuracy, and the addition of wayfinding maps to ensure a successful customer journey.

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Live Help Video Chat Feature Assists Over 27,000 Self Storage Kiosk Customers

Live Help Video Chat Feature Assists Over 27,000 Self Storage Kiosk Customers to Drive Rentals and Increase Tenant Satisfaction 

OpenTech Alliance announced significant user adoption of the Live Help video chat feature across its network of INSOMNIAC self storage kiosks in 2022. Tenants used this state-of-the-art feature 27,945 times to complete a storage transaction without onsite staff support. This usage highlights the industry’s ongoing shift towards more automated operations, and tenant preference for self-service technology.

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OpenTech Adds Indoor Keypad to CIA Access Control

OpenTech Adds Low Cost Indoor Keypad to Enhance INSOMNIAC® CIA Access Control Solution for Self Storage Facilities

OpenTech Alliance recently announced the launch of its latest product, the 504 indoor access keypad. At a price point nearly 20% lower than traditional keypads, this new addition to OpenTech’s cloud-based access control solution, INSOMNIAC CIA, aims to empower self storage operators with unparalleled insights into the movements within their facilities to bolster property security and enable better operational efficiency. The new keypad is in stock and available for order now.

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RADical Systems Software Integrates to CIA Access Control

OpenTech Alliance Integrates INSOMNIAC CIA Access Control to RADical Systems Software

OpenTech Alliance is pleased to announce its integration with RADical Systems, the longtime industry leader in self storage software in the UK and Europe and owner of Space Manager, to its rapidly growing access control solution, INSOMNIAC® CIA. This integration creates a seamless experience for self storage operators and tenants, enhancing overall facility management and improving customer service.

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OpenTech Alliance Expands to Europe

OpenTech Alliance Announces International Business Expansion

OpenTech Alliance announced its expansion from its US base into Europe with the opening of a new office in the London area and the appointment of a new Director of Operations for OpenTech Alliance Europe. This move marks a significant milestone in the company’s growth and underscores its commitment to providing superior service to its European customers.

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OpenTech release 2023 data white paper at ISS World Expo on April 12

New 2023 Data White Paper Reveals Insights Into Self Storage Tenant Behavior

OpenTech announced the release of its latest annual data white paper, providing insights into self storage tenant behavior with a transparent look at customer transaction and property use data collected across the INSOMNIAC® network of self storage technology solutions. Limited copies of the 2023 Self Storage White Paper are available to operators that visit the OpenTech booth (#1023) at the Inside Self Storage (ISS) World Expo this week in Las Vegas, NV on April 12th and 13th. The white paper will be available for digital download on the company’s website following the show on April 14th.

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OpenTech Integrates with DoorSwap, Offering Enhanced Rental Experience and Operational Controls

OpenTech Alliance announced a new integration with the management solution DoorSwap and its latest version of INSOMNIAC® self storage software that powers the company’s full-service kiosks. The integration gives operators greater flexibility and control over kiosk rentals, and access to the latest software enhancements that include seamless lease management, a driver’s license scanner for automatic and accurate data input, and a simplified rental funnel.

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Tenant Inc Integrates with INSOMNIAC CIA access control

OpenTech Integrates INSOMNIAC® CIA Access Control with Tenant Inc. Software

OpenTech Alliance announced a new integration with Hummingbird, a cloud-based management software platform for self storage operators by Tenant Inc., and INSOMNIAC CIA. The new integration provides operators using the software with numerous benefits including improved efficiency, reduced errors, enhanced security and increased tenant satisfaction.

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KIOSK Windfall self-service kiosk

OpenTech Alliance Partners with KIOSK Information Systems

OpenTech Alliance announced a new partnership with KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) to offer its signature INSOMNIAC® self storage software on the company’s kiosks. KIOSK, the leading self-service solution provider in North America, is backed by 30 years of experience. Operators can demo the first KIOSK machine with INSOMNIAC software at the Self Storage Association (SSA) 2023 Spring Conference and Trade Show in New Orleans this week at booth #218.

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OpenTech Experience Center Lets Operators Test Self Storage Technology

OpenTech Opens First & Only Self Storage Technology Experience Center

OpenTech Alliance announced the opening of the OpenTech Experience Center — the industry’s first and only interactive, hands-on space designed to let operators test drive tenant services, emerging technology and new tools for facility operations. Located at its corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, the center is set to open to visitors in early April. The Experience Center is designed to help self storage operators put themselves in their tenants’ shoes and see how technology can drive tenant satisfaction, ease facility security concerns and create streamlined customer experiences that drive value to their business.

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Stor365 enhances security monitoring with self storage AI service

Stor365 Implements Remote Monitoring Solution to Enhance Self Storage Security and Improve the Tenant Experience

OpenTech Alliance has helped growing operator Stor365 stop break-ins at its rural facility in Lima, OH after they faced a string of 75 incidents in three short months. INSOMNIAC® SmartEye now protects the 15-acre remote property with proactive security monitoring to prevent theft, property damage and loitering after-hours. Victor Diaz, Co-Owner and Co-Founder and Founder, says the solution has saved their operation valuable costs from ongoing repairs, lost rent and a damaged reputation, and raised their profile to the most secure storage facility in the area.

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