QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems

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QuikStor Mini-Storage Management Systems

QuikStor is a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based producer of self-storage management software for both DOS and Windows applications. Following is a highlight of the company's product offerings.

Access Controls

QuikStor's access controls provide tenant access using a keypad or any magnetic card, allowing delinquent tenants to use their credit card to pay at the gate. The available 80-character display provides intelligent feedback to the tenant; the intercom allows communication from the manager's office; and the camera will automatically display a picture of each person attempting access, storing it digitally on your computer for later reference.

Computer-controlled access allows entry only to those people who should be on your property. Tenants can have more than one access code or several units on one code. The system can also be custom programmed to allow access during certain days and hours on a per-tenant or per-unit basis. These access-control devices help you take control over delinquencies, prevent break-in and tenant theft, and allow extended hours for selected customers. QuikStor permanently records all gate activity, which may be accessed by time of day or customer, for any date range, eliminating time-consuming searches through endless reams of gate printouts.

Gate Readers

QuikStor gate readers include a rugged 12-button keypad, the same familiar design used in outdoor pay phones. They also include a long-life magnetic-card reader similar to those used at gas stations. You don't have to distribute the access cards used with this form of access control--the tenant can use a credit card, AAA card, driver's license or practically any card with a magnetic stripe on the back. You swipe it once to store it in QuikStor's databases so that each time a tenant comes to access the facility, it compares the card they are using with the list of stored cards. The card reader provides additional security because the tenant must have physical possession of the card, unlike a key-code that can be passed along for others to use.

Tenants are announced as they enter the facility, and the time and duration of their visit is added to their permanent record. When delinquent tenants attempt to access the gate, they are denied. At this point, the QuikStor gate can accept the tenant's credit card for payment, meaning fewer headaches for the manager and instant payment of rent and late charges for the owner.

Door Alarms

Wireless alarms provide easy installation and security you can rent to your tenants for an added profit center. QuikStor offers a retrofit solution with tamper-resistant sensors that install outside the unit. These sensors are in operation at self-storage facilities across the country, including those owned by Public Storage.

These are the same wireless-door sensors already in use by the U.S. Armed Forces, Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of State, CIA, FBI and others. QuikStor also provides other sensor products, such as freeze and overheat sensors that may be applicable to climate-controlled units; smoke detectors and motion sensors that may be useful in hallways; portable panic and gate-open pendants for the manager; and glass-break sensors that work well for RV storage. All of these sensors are 100 percent wireless.

QuikStor individual door alarms can protect one million square feet of storage in desert heat and freezing temperatures. Redundant transmissions provide reliability and performance. Furthermore, every door automatically checks in every hour of every day. Each door sensor is designed to transmit for more than 20 years without requiring a battery change or service and, yes, batteries are included.

The security systems features wireless sensors that encase the reed switch, transmitter, battery and all the electronics safely inside a compact housing. The only other required component is a magnet that gets mounted onto the storage door. This presents a clean finish and a visual deterrent to thieves.

For more information, including an on-line tour and the opportunity to download free demonstration software, visit the QuikStor Web site at www.quikstor.com, or contact Eric Young and Doug Carner via e-mail at [email protected]; phone (800) 321-1987. International customers call (818) 990-5575.

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