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OpenTech Launches SmartGate Technology to Help Monitor Self-Storage Facility Access
The new tool is the latest integration for the company’s intelligent platform of smart-connected solutions

July 30, 2019: OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of innovative smart-connected technology solutions for the self storage industry, has launched INSOMNIAC SmartGate, a new technology that alerts self-storage facility operators when a gate or other access device on the property doesn’t open or close as requested, or is opened or closed manually. The new product is the latest integration for the company’s intelligent platform of smart-connected solutions, OpenTech IoE (Internet of Everything). It works along with INSOMNIAC CIA. 

The smart gate technology system is designed to help operators address gate-access issues before they negatively impact tenants or create a security problem. 

If a tenant enters a valid code at the keypad and the gate does not open within a specified period of time, an e-mail or text alert notifies the facility there is a problem with the gate operator” said by company officials.

SmartGate can also alert facility management if a gate is forced opened without a valid code. 

This new integration, like many others developed for the OpenTech IoE platform, enables operators to proactively prepare for, prevent and respond to onsite issues, which ultimately creates competitive and operational advantages for the facility” said by Jon Loftin, vice president and IoE product owner.

The SmartGate integration is available at no additional charge for OpenTech INSOMNIAC CIA customers. SmartGate is compatible with any type of magnet or contact, which mounts to a facility gate and connects with the CIA keypad.

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.