OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology, is soon launching a wired-alarm multiplexer (mux) for its INSOMNIAC CIA (Centralized Intelligent Access) access-control product that’ll sound an alarm and even send customers e-mail and text alerts if their self-storage unit is opened in their absence. The A96 mux will work in conjunction with magnetic contact sensors mounted on individual roll-up or swing doors, with a capacity to monitor up to 96 hardwired unit sensors, according to a press release.
The A96 circuit board is designed for compatibility with existing door-alarm enclosures, alarm switches/magnets, terminal connectors, power sources and wiring. The mux can be configured in 48- or 96-channel mode, the release stated. It’ll be available only as an add-on product for INSOMNIAC CIA customers.
The new tool is the eighth integration to the company’s platform of smart-connected solutions, OpenTech IoE (Internet of Everything), according to the release. Though the product won’t be officially released until the fourth quarter, it’s available for pre-order this month.
“The A96 allows operators with older, PC-based access-control systems to upgrade to the latest technology and take advantage of the increased control, reliability and operational insights it affords, without the need to overhaul all system components,” said Jon Loftin, vice president and IoE product owner.
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.
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