PTI Security Systems, a provider of access-control and security solutions for the self-storage industry, has partnered with Zapt, an online platform that helps consumers and businesses coordinate, schedule and purchase moving, relocation and delivery services. Storage operators will be able to integrate Zapt’s real-time pricing and booking engine with their websites and mobile applications. In return, they’ll receive a percentage of revenue each time someone books a move through the Zapt mobile app that originates at their facilities or via any of the storage operator’s digital touch points, according to a press release.
Storage operators who integrate with Zapt will also receive data analytics through PTI Core, an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform that was released earlier this year. It’s designed to enhance “customer experience and drive world-class operational excellence into all connected facilities,” company officials said.
“At PTI, improving the customer experience is what drives us, and we’ve entered into this strategic partnership with Zapt to bring our customers a new set of capabilities to help them compete against a new wave of competitors,” said Franklin Young, CEO of PTI. “Everything we’re developing at PTI—from [artificial intelligence] to facility automation to mobile solutions—began with our customers’ needs in mind. All innovations from PTI must accomplish two things: create a world-class experience for each facility’s tenants and maximize the operational excellence at each site.”
Launched this year by On Demand Technologies Inc., Zapt includes a business module designed to offer logistics solutions to home-staging companies, realtors, retailers, self-storage operators and senior-living planners. For consumers, the platform offers flat-rate pricing, notifications and tracking, as well as live-agent support.
“PTI’s IoT platform is an innovation game-changer for the self-storage industry, and combined with Zapt’s real-time on-demand moving solution, provides storage operators with a true competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Bill Catania, CEO of Zapt.
Zapt is available in select markets in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas. Its subsidiary, On Demand Logistics Services, has operated Move 24/7, a similar service available in in Des Moines, Iowa, since 2016.
PTI manufactures technology-enabled access-control and security solutions. Its product line includes access-control hardware and software, wired and wireless door alarms and mobile-access solutions. The company has installed more than 36,000 systems in 30-plus countries. It operates through two U.S. locations as well as distributors in Asia, Australia and Europe.
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