QuikStor Security & Software was founded in 1987 by Dennis Levitt to provide management software to the self-storage industry. Combining his programming background with years of experience as a self-storage builder, owner and manager, Levitt quickly grew QuikStor to one of the industry’s largest software suppliers. The company soon began supplying gate-access controls and, a few years later, its patented wireless door alarms.
Levitt and the QuikStor management team understand what it’s like to sit in the facility owner’s or manager’s seat. This is clearly visible in the intuitive layout of the company’s software features such as Express and the Daily Report, which provide a daily facility snapshot including details and a historical trend comparison.
From the beginning, it was clear that QuikStor was an innovative force, and to this day, the company continues to pioneer new technology.
In 2004, QuikStor moved its corporate headquarters to a 20,000-square-foot building in Van Nuys, a Los Angeles suburb. This provided the necessary space to house new engineering and programming projects, including the Guardian series, SmartClient and the next generation of wireless door alarms.
QuikStor has installed more than 250,000 of its alarms in self-storage facilities to date. The success of this technology paved the way for yet another groundbreaking release: the Guardian Series access-control system. This innovative system carries a seven-year warranty that includes lightning damage. It provides sites with the most modern access system available, along with a full suite of modular options such as affordable wireless communication, proximity and card readers, pay-at-the-gate, pinhole cameras and more.
In 2009, 14 years after introducing the industry’s first Windows-based management software, QuikStor released SmartClient, a revolutionary enterprise software. SmartClient provides a hybrid solution between Windows- and Web-based management software.
Unlike other enterprise software, SmartClient enables users and managers to work from the site, a call center or home office with local data that is kept in constant synchronization when online. When no Internet connection is available, users can continue working; data will be synchronized when the connection is restored.
In addition, consolidated reporting and updating is more convenient than ever before. QuikStor also offers a fast and comprehensive e-commerce solution that enables online payments and rentals.
The accompanying chart details some of the solutions QuikStor has pioneered in the self-storage industry. Through innovation and a rich industry history, the company has earned its reputation as a one-stop shop for high-end software and security, helping facilities generate revenue and protect tenants.