iStorage Upgrades Facilities to INSOMNIAC CIA

Posted by Danielle Lachenauer on Jul 17, 2019 12:00:00 AM

iStorage Upgrades Facilities to INSOMNIACTM CIA 

(July 10, 2019) – Phoenix, AZ. OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of innovative smart-connected technology solutions for the self storage industry, announced iStorage has selected INSOMNIAC CIA to replace existing access control systems across several of their facilities by the end of 2019.  

iStorage implemented CIA at two locations in March of this year. Following this successful pilot and an extensive review of other systems on the market, iStorage selected CIA due to the superior technology offered by the product. iStorage will install CIA at over 20 facilities in the Michigan region over the next few months.  

iStorage is wholly owned and operated by National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA). The iStorage brand is a growing platform for NSA and currently manages over 200 stores across 25 states, comprised of facilities owned by NSA’s 2016 Joint Venture and 2018 Joint Venture portfolios as well as corporate-owned stores. The iStorage platform expands NSA’s scale and geographic presence across the United States, with plans for continued growth through corporate-owned stores and joint venture opportunities. iStorage is currently managed by Steven Treadwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NSA, and President – National Storage Affiliates Trust Management Company.  

“We have been very pleased with CIA and the quality of support we have received from OpenTech,” stated Randy Weissman, VP of Operations at iStorage. “Anytime we have run into situations where we needed assistance from OpenTech, they were immediately available over the phone. Their technology is certainly setting a new standard in the industry.”  

INSOMNIAC CIA is the only 100% cloud-based access control solution designed exclusively for the self storage industry. CIA gives operators total control of a single or thousands of properties, and addresses issues with older, PC-based systems including technology, warranty, installation and support. The cloud-based software provides operators with immediate updates and remote enhancements, and eliminates computer problems such as loss of data, limited amount of storage, computer crashes or never-ending software updates. CIA’s Exclusive Lifetime Protection safeguards facilities with coverage including hardware, lightning and power surges, unlimited telephone and technical support and software subscriptions and updates. Managers and owners can gain actionable insights into renter’s behaviors and streamline business operations with predictive maintenance triggers with real-time data visualization and reporting from the OpenTech IoE Control Center. Hands-free secure access from the Storage Genie mobile app* enhances the tenant experience. *Available for IOS on the App Store and for Android on Google Play.    


INSOMNIAC CIA was the first component of OpenTech IoE, an intelligent platform of smart-connected self storage solutions. Contact us today or learn more about INSOMNIAC CIA.