By Hayden Harrison
Over the last 25 years, QuikStor Security & Software has earned a reputation for being a “one-stop-shop” for high-end software and security products for the self-storage industry. Through innovation and a rich history, the Van Nuys, Calif.-based company provides unparalleled customer service and innovative products to help facility owners generate more revenue and protect their tenants’ belongings.
Established in 1987 by Dennis Levitt, QuikStor was launched with the goal of providing superior management software to the self-storage industry. Levitt combined his programming knowledge with his experience as a self-storage builder, owner and manager to create the company. It quickly grew into one of the industry's foremost software suppliers.
In the past few years, QuikStor has aggressively added new products and features to help operators better manage their facilities. Signature products include Guardian access-control systems and wireless-door alarms; SmartClient Enterprise Edition, a program that allows owner's to run their facility from anywhere; and QuikStor OnDemand, an Internet-based program that allows for quick online reporting, data review and remote gate control.
Another highly sought product is QuikStor’s Express management software, with modules such as the report center and revenue-optimization center. The e-commerce module, which allows tenants to rent and reserve units, make payments, and update their information online, has been revamped with features like auto-billing, instant site notification, and an improved tenant interface.
To keep customers informed, QuikStor provides free monthly webinars to anyone interested in learning more about the company and its products.
“There really is no other company in the industry offering a true one-stop-shop for software and security solutions,” says vice president Tony Gardner. “Since software and security at a storage facility must work so closely together, it’s no surprise that having the same company provide both means more features, a seamless integration and, of course, a single number to call if you have a question.”