Paris-based technology firm Vantiva has launched Smart Storage, an end-to-end, Internet of Things (IoT) software solution for self-storage operations. Designed as an SaaS (software as a service), the customizable platform integrates third-party, connected devices and subsystems to provide users with actionable data to improve productivity as well as reduce costs, risks and liabilities, according to a press release.
Smart Storage is the company’s first offering for this sector. “The self-storage industry is undergoing a technological shift driven by increasing customer interest from the tech-savvy, space-strapped Gen Z, who expect a seamless integration of tech and apps,” said Reza Raji, senior vice president of the firm’s Smart Spaces IoT division. “Property owners and operators need to adapt to this emerging customer base with digital rentals, self-service and remote site management. However, all of this depends on ensuring there is robust and reliable site-wide connectivity, as it is the backbone of any IoT solution.”
Vantiva’s offering is designed to provide reliable networking capabilities as well as property-wide WiFi via range extenders. The software allows users to manage and monitor integrated devices, receive alerts, and automate customer interactions and transactions. It also includes a customer-facing mobile app self-storage tenants can use to remotely monitor their units via cameras and sensors for temperature, humidity and other environmental conditions, the release stated.
Formerly known as Technicolor, Vantiva has a long history in the film and entertainment industry. It designs solutions to connect consumers with content and services as well as products for “high-precision” manufacturing, logistics, fulfillment and distribution, according to the release. It forms strategic partnerships across vertical industries including network service providers and software companies. The company has operations across the Americas as well as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It’s traded on Euronext Paris under the VANTI ticker.