Janus International, a global manufacturer and supplier of building components and security technology for the self-storage industry, has added an all-in-one, external unit-door lock to its suite of smart-entry products. Nokē One is a retrofit solution for self-storage operators who want to enhance and update their access-control system, according to a press release.
The bluetooth smart lock fits onto self-storage swing and roll-up doors, eliminating the need for padlocks, door hasps, keys and gate codes. Tenants can access the property and their individual units using their mobile devices. They can also view their access activity and share digital keys. Customers can rent a unit online, access the facility and move into their unit, all without having to visit the management office.
The mobile app can be customized for each storage operator’s specific brand, and live technical support is available. The Nokē One battery lasts up to two years before requiring replacement, the release stated.
“We’re very excited about the Nokē One product and the potential it has to help storage operators run their businesses more efficiently,” said CEO Ramey Jackson. “Our team at Janus is committed to providing innovative solutions to the self-storage industry on a global scale, and the Nokē One exterior smart lock allows us to bring our advanced smart technology to the 50,000-plus existing self-storage facilities throughout the world.”
Since launching its Nokē Smart Entry System in 2018, Janus has installed it at 200-plus facilities in eight countries. The product allows tenants to access facility gates, man-doors, elevators and units from their smart device.
Headquartered in Temple, Ga., and founded in 2002, Janus sells roll-up and swing doors, hallway systems, and re-locatable storage units. It also has a technology division designed to help self-storage operators automate facility operation, improve security, and create a more convenient customer experience. It operates 10 U.S. locations as well as manufacturing facilities in Europe and Mexico. Janus is owned by Clearlake Capital Group LP, a California-based private-equity firm.