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ZAP Motor Operator

Trac-Rite Door Inc. introduces the new ZAP space-saving motor operator. ZAP’s compact design provides the convenience and ease of motor operation without the bulk of a traditional motor operator, featuring a standard three-button control station with remote option available, soft start and stop, simple axle-mount installation and sensitive obstruction detection for safety.

The ZAP motor operator is available for Trac-Rite roll-up door models 944, 944WL, 955 and 955WL up to 12 feet wide. For more information, call 800.448.8979; visit

AutoGate Inc.
Crash Barrier Gate System

After the 9/11 tragedy, greater self-storage perimeter protection became a huge concern. AutoGate Inc. responded to the call with the Shield Vertical Pivot Lift Crash Barrier Gate. The new system obtained a K8 rating by the Department of State in March as a result of its demonstrated compliance with the Standards for Anti-Ram Barriers. The shield stopped a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 40 mph, totally disabling the vehicle. Applications for the shield include government and military bases, airports, water-treatment facilities and self-storage.

AutoGate Inc is a Rodwancy family-owned business in Berlin Heights, Ohio. For more information, call 800.944.4283; visit

CCTV Protection

Responding to the requirements of security-system installers, Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a leading supplier of video surveillance solutions, introduced its new IKDP30A speed dome with a quick connect “snap in” dome drive for faster, cost-efficient CCTV with minimal connections. Optimized to track activity with its 360º continuous-pan rotation, variable speed scans and 92-degree tilt, the camera can be used for a wide range of security applications.

The compact IK-DP30A is fully programmable with 64 presets and RS-422 connectivity. Other performance-enhancing features include 480-line horizontal resolution with natural color reproduction, 216X zoom (18x optical, 12x digital), a DVR-friendly 50dB signal-to-noise ratio, and telecom-grade surge arrestor technology for reliability. For more information, call 877.696.3822; visit

Deans & Homer
Purchase Insurance 24/7

Deans & Homer, a provider of insurance to the self-storage industry, announced it has a new website allowing tenants to purchase insurance on stored property. The new round-the-clock service, at, is designed to be customer friendly and allows tenants to purchase up to $50,000 of insurance for storage needs. Thousands of storage facilities are pre-qualified to make the product available to customers. Visit the website to see if your facility is already qualified. For more information, call 800.847.9999.

OpenTech Alliance
Kiosk Available for HI-Tech Customers

OpenTech Alliance Inc. has made INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosks available for facilities running HI-Tech’s RentPlus software. The company also announced that HI-Tech Smart Systems Inc. is the latest addition to its Alliance Partner Program. The powerful combination of INSOMNIAC and RentPlus means HI-Tech customers can take rentals and payments 24 hours a day whether or not a manager is present. The companies are working to ensure RentPlus 1.8 and RentPlus 2.0 work seamlessly with the INSOMNIAC kiosk.

HI-Tech’s RentPlus is a self-storage software program for Windows. For more information, call 800.551.8324; visit OpenTech develops kiosks for the industry. For more information, call 602.749.9370; visit

ArmorCar Lift Package

Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) and safety guarding products, unveiled its new material lifting solution for multistory self-storage facilities. Wildeck’s new ArmorCar VRC package provides numerous features: a fully-enclosed carriage to protect users’ belongings; attractive and durable galvanized diamond plate carriage floor and wall panels; recessed interior lighting for safe loading and unloading; and electrically interlocked roll-up carriage doors.

The VRC can be pit-mounted or equipped with Wildeck’s newly designed winged ramp option for safe, fast and easy material loading. It’s designed to run with mechanical or hydraulic lift mechanisms that meet or exceed ANSI/ASME B20.1 and OSHA safety standards. Quick installation and service is available through a nationwide dealer network of self-storage specialists. For more information, e-mail; visit

Sperry Van Ness
Virtual Earth Mapping

Sperry Van Ness, a real estate investment brokerage firm, released a new set of services to its industry-leading technology platform. The services offer new mapping and imagery provided by Microsoft’s Virtual Earth mapping platform.

By integrating Virtual Earth’s immersive bird’s-eye imagery and seamless overall mapping experience within the platform, real estate advisors can showcase a client’s property and surrounding area in a view from multiple distances, directions or points of reference. For more information; visit

Dynamic Fastener

Dynamic Fastener offers a new version of its tool and fastener hand-guide for the metal-building industry. The free 124-page full-color publication provides information on fastener applications, engineering data, types, sizes and fastener materials, as well as insights on pricing, sealants, insulation tapes, safety equipment, and hand and power tools. For more information, call 815.358.9898, ext. 1038.

Self Storage Association
Upgraded Estimation Tool

The national Self Storage Association (SSA) introduced ODE*SSA 2.0, the powerful, innovative upgrade to its proprietary web-based tool known as ODE*SSA, “Online Demand Estimator-Self Storage Association.” ODE*SSA 2.0 is a direct member-only benefit that enables researchers to analyze and download demand estimates for self-storage from residential and commercial customers, as well as view the competitive facility and market inventory landscape within a 10-mile radius of facilities in the United States.

The upgrades are the result of suggestions contributed by SSA members. Technological advances and improvements to the SSA’s proprietary National Facilities Database enabled the development of user-friendly functionality, impressive graphics, compass guides, refined data and upgraded spreadsheet interface. For more information, visit

Barcode Automation Inc.
Snout Redesign

Barcode Automation Inc. (BAI), of Winter Springs, Fla., has redesigned BA-200 Barcode Reader with a smaller snout on the aluminum housing, permitting vehicles to pass closer to the reader while decreasing the possibility of damage from colliding during operation. The reader installation also takes up less space, allowing easier mounting on lane curbs or islands.

BAI is a leading manufacturer of barcode systems for automatic vehicle identification and access control. For more information, call 800.528.9167; visit

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