Allsize Ministorage Welcomes INSOMNIAC to Houston

INSOMNIAC Kiosk Provides 24 Hour Convenience to Facility’s Patrons

PHOENIX, Arizona – August 29, 2006 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc., announced today that Allsize Ministorage is the first facility in the Houston area to install its INSOMNIAC™ self-storage kiosk. Located in western Houston, and managed by Crescendo Properties, Inc., Allsize purchased the kiosk to provide its customers with unparalleled 24 hour convenience and service. The kiosk, which looks similar to an ATM but does not disperse cash, actually does a great deal more: renting storage units, taking payments, and even dispensing locks.

Misty Dansby, manager at Allsize Ministorage,
demonstrates how to use the INSOMNIAC kiosk.

“More and more folks prefer self-service,” said Ken Leonard, Operations Manager for Crescendo Properties. “Banks started it. Now airlines let you check yourself in. It makes sense that we offer our customers the same fast and secure self-service features available in other industries. The INSOMNIAC kiosk does just that and works like a charm.”

Besides enabling Allsize to rent units and take payments 24 hours a day, the INSOMNIAC kiosk provides built-in security features to discourage renting to potential “less desirable” tenants. During the rental process, the kiosk collects a prospective tenant’s billing information, scans their drivers license, takes their photo, has them sign the rental lease, scans their credit card, and even takes their fingerprint.

Leonard continued, “INSOMNIAC does everything a manager does and more. We’re finding customers really enjoy using it and are looking at using it at more of our facilities in the area.”

Allsize Ministorage is centrally located in Houston, Texas at 12455 Westpark Drive. Open 7 days a week, the premier facility provides free truck use for move-ins and a host of other amenities including boat and RV storage, climate controlled storage, video surveillance, and business services. Allsize Ministorage is a proud member of the Self Storage Association, Texas Self Storage Association and the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Allsize Self Storage, please visit or call (281) 293-0033.

Crescendo Properties, Inc. operates ten self storage facilities in five states. For more information, please phone (916) 481-2600.

OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of self-storage kiosks. Its impressive INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks improves customer convenience, reduces operating costs and increases revenues for self-storage facilities. For more information about OpenTech or its INSOMNIAC kiosks, please visit or call (602) 749-9370.

Press Contact:
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. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. Patent # 5,946,660.

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