SecurCare Chooses INSOMNIAC Self-Storage Kiosk
SecurCare, OpenTech and Centershift to Create
Customized Kiosk Solution
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – June 25, 2004 – OpenTech Alliance,
Inc. today announced that SecurCare Self Storage, Inc., a leading
management firm operating over 100 self-storage facilities in ten
states, has selected OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC™ self-storage
kiosk to help manage its facilities. OpenTech also announced it
is working with Alliance Partner Centershift, Inc. and SecurCare
to create a self-service solution customized for SecurCare facilities.
For the next 60 days, the three companies
will be working together to create a customized, leading-edge
solution that will exceed SecurCare’s requirements and expectations. The new solution
will incorporate many new features into the INSOMNIAC kiosk and
leverage Centershift’s robust web-based architecture.
“We’ve identified over 40 facilities where we believe
INSOMNIAC will be a great fit,” said David Cramer, Chief
Operating Officer for SecurCare. “The powerful combination
of INSOMNIAC and Centershift means our facilities will be able
to rent units and take payments without the assistance of a manager.
We believe customers will appreciate this convenience and expect
our business to grow as a result.”
Cramer first became convinced of the power
of kiosks by watching consumers, both young and old, order food
using a kiosk at a local McDonald’s® restaurant
over the last year. He believes self-service is the way of the
future and one day soon envisions partially and fully automated
SecurCare facilities across the nation.
“With INSOMNIAC, SecurCare is changing the self-storage
landscape,” stated Robert Chiti, OpenTech’s President
and CEO. “We’re really excited to work so closely with
such a forward looking company and have already learned so much
from listening to their needs. Together with Centershift, we’re
creating a customized solution for SecurCare that has never existed
before in the marketplace.”
Terry Bagley, Centershift’s President and CEO, added, “SecurCare
already has a high volume of tenant billings that are processed
through Centershift STORE each month. We’re looking forward
to watching these transaction levels increase dramatically as INSOMNIAC
kiosks are brought online and tenants realize the benefits of self-service.”
Created exclusively for the self-storage industry
and shipping now, INSOMNIAC is the industry’s first vendor
neutral, full-service kiosk fully supporting Centershift STORE
and other management programs.
For more information about INSOMNIAC, please visit www.opentechalliance.com or
call (602) 749-9370. To learn more about Centershift STORE, please
call (877) 927-4438 or visit www.centershift.com.
About SecurCare Self Storage, Inc.
SecurCare Self Storage, Inc., based in Lone Tree, CO, was founded
in 1988 for the business of developing and acquiring self-storage
facilities. The company currently operates 106 facilities in 10
states under such operating names as SecurCare Self Storage and
Colonial Storage Centers. For more information, please visit www.securcareselfstorage.com.
About Centershift, Inc
Centershift, an innovative service provider for the self-storage
industry, provides rental management and point-of-sale solutions.
Centershift STORE is currently used by leading multiple facility
self-storage companies across North America. For more information
about Centershift, contact them at (877) 927-4438 or www.centershift.com.
About OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc. has developed INSOMNIAC, the self-storage
kiosk that improves customer service, reduces operating costs
and increases revenue for self-storage facilities. For more information
on OpenTech, please visit www.opentechalliance.com or call (602) 749-9370.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
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