OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology, will soon offer an integration between its INSOMNIAC CIA (Central Intelligent Access) access-control product and the DaVinci Lock system, launched last year by 10 Federal Storage LLC. As part of OpenTech’s IoE (Internet of Everything) platform, DaVinci will allow facility operators to remotely rent new units or release overlocked units using a standard combination lock with an encrypted serial code. Tenant notifications can be automated, with unlock codes sent via text through the CIA keypad or Storage Genie mobile app, according to a press release.
The integration is available at no additional charge for CIA customers. There’s a one-time setup, training and customization fee of $29 per facility, and the DaVinci locks are $9.99 each.
“We are excited to partner with OpenTech and their CIA product line,” said Brad Minsley, president of 10 Federal. “We are big believers in what they are doing with smart technology and are excited to be part of their platform.”
The OpenTech IoE platform is designed with an open application programming interface that allows integration with systems and components from outside suppliers. DaVinci is the ninth product integration. The eighth was a wired-alarm multiplexer for CIA announced earlier this week.
“OpenTech is committed to continuously improving our solutions for property owners and storage customers—an initiative that is fueled by our relationships with other companies that share that vision,” said Jon Loftin, vice president of OpenTech and IoE product owner. “The integration between the DaVinci Lock and CIA will provide another level of automation for self-storage operators, streamlining the overlock process and reducing friction in the customer experience.”
OpenTech provides several models of INSOMNIAC self-serve kiosks as well as a range of self-storage rental solutions including the INSOMNIAC Live! Call Center, INSOMNIAC Online Web and mobile applications, LiveAgent! software products, and the INSOMNIAC ILock Security System, all available through the company's self-storage cloud.
Based in Raleigh, N.C., 10 Federal acquires, develops and manages self-storage properties in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Specializing in automated operation, it has more than 25 facilities in its portfolio. Integrating technology into its operation is a core tenet of the business, according to the company website.