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 or call (602) 749-9370. To learn more about Centershift STORE, please call (877) 927-4438 or visit

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

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

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 or call (602) 749-9370.

Press Contact:
Barbara Christmas
Centershift, Inc.
(877) 927-4438

Curtis Sojka
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
(602) 749-9370 x118

NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. McDonald’s is a registered trademark of the McDonald's Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. Patent # 5,946,660.