OpenTech Alliance to Attend FEDESSA as Demand for IoE in Europe Heats Up

Phoenix, AZ –  OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of smart-connected technology solutions for the self storage industry, is excited to announce the company will exhibit at and attend the FEDESSA (Federation of European Self Storage Associations) Conference 2021 on September 21-22. The US-based company will feature their popular self storage Internet of Everything (IoE) platform, which includes INSOMNIAC® Centralized Intelligent Access, the first product to expand at scale into the UK and European markets.

“The demand for our IoE platform in North America has been tremendous,” explained Robert A. Chiti, OpenTech Alliance CEO. “We have over 4000 sites in production and are projecting to double that number by 2023. Our first European installation in France has gone very well, and we have received mounting interest in the platform on an international level. As a result, we decided it was time to make this solution available to the European market. While at FEDESSA, we are eager to explore partnerships with companies both on the integration front, as well as for product sales, installation and service.“

“In short, OpenTech’s access control system is more efficient and economical than others in every area from installation to use to maintenance,” stated Nicolas de Roquette, Président of WYCA SAS, France (dba Kingbox Self Storage). “It reminds me of my first iPhone — before buying it I wondered if it was really worth it to replace my Blackberry, which did the job. Once I got my new phone, I understood that I would never go back. This system and its cloud platform are the same. Now that I have installed it at a facility, I will never go back to old-fashioned systems because it is one of the center management tools that simplifies my operation, offers better customer service and saves me money.”

“While our customers tell us that having remote visibility and control of their facility is a big benefit, they boast the real value is the data.  The insights provided enables them to make much better operational and strategic business decisions,” stated Jon Loftin, OpenTech VP and Product Manager.

OpenTech Alliance started 18 years ago with a vision to be a true partner in a self storage organization’s success. The company specializes in creating technology solutions uniquely tailored to the self storage industry, for individual operators to the largest REITs, to provide the best experience for storage operators and their tenants. As part of its evolution, OpenTech draws on decades of experience, specialization in self storage and commitment to service as the company makes an intentional move to expand into Europe.

The access control system provides self storage operators with added benefits like the Storage Genie tenant app, a mobile application that offers automatic hands-free access via Bluetooth beacon technology, Text Me My Code capabilities, and other tenant notifications. Owners and site managers can also access the system remotely from one central control center to view dashboards, run reports, control gate activity and see when people are on-property. Operators in the US praise the systems’ ease of use, added convenience for their customers and unique tenant behavior and property insights to manage their business more effectively.

The INSOMNIAC CIA access control solution is a component of the OpenTech IoE (Internet of Everything) — a smart storage platform to help self storage businesses connect and manage all of their software, services and devices. Operators can choose from an existing array of smart products, integrations and apps, or bring their own. OpenTech specializes in creating custom intelligent storage solutions uniquely tailored to the self storage industry, and also integrates with a variety of popular third-party technology to provide the best experience for storage operators and their tenants.

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