Customer Success Story
White Oaks Mini Storage and EZ Lock Self Storage Select OpenTech Alliance Centralized Intelligent Access (CIA) Solution for Access Control
Business Operations Streamlined Since Implementing CIA in December 2017
Phoenix, AZ – OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the self-storage industry, announced that White Oaks Mini Storage and EZ Lock Self Storage owner is changing the way his business uses access control through the industry’s first cloud-based INSOMNIAC CIA solution.
Mike Fox, owner and operator for White Oaks and EZ Lock Self Storage operates 5 locations in Illinois. His family has been in the storage industry for 30 years and when Mike left the medical devices industry in 2012 to run the business full-time, he knew there had to be a better strategy than build it, put a manager in, and go. Mike added, “the more we automated the faster we could grow”, which lead him to OpenTech Alliance.
“We were looking for an access control solution that would eliminate the pain points of the other leading solutions as well as allow us to manage our properties from my home office which is up to 2 hours away.” Mike added, “In the event one of our access systems gets knocked offline, I would need to drive an hour and a half just to push a reset button. Furthermore, if we have an issue I would submit an online ticket and then spend hours on the phone with tech support. Since implementing CIA, I am able to talk to a live customer support agent to get my system back online fast. We have also noticed the cloud-based software is more stable than other access control solutions.”
Mike uses the reports accessible from OpenTechs’ Facility Control Center to gain actionable insights on his customers. Robert A. Chiti, President and CEO of OpenTech added, “from virtually anywhere, Mike’s able to monitor who is using his facility, make sure delinquent customers are being locked out, use the open gate feature, and many more functions to help streamline his business operations.” Mike is excited to offer his customers hands-free access to his property with the Storage Genie app. Mike also added, “implementing CIA was easier than the other access control solutions and saved us money”.