Inside Self-Storage

NOV 2018

Inside Self-Storage (ISS) is an information source for industry owners, managers, developers and investors covering news, trends, facility operation, finance, real estate, construction, development, marketing, technology, insurance and legality.

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2018 BEST OF BUSINESS Please give us a sneak peek into a new product or service you're releasing in 2019. We'll be releasing the Door Boss electronic smart lock. In addition, we'll have more than 20 CORE integrations to help make self-storage facilities connected and smart. Tell us a company secret. We are ultra-competitive. If you could invite anyone, from modern times or history, to coach your staff, who would it be and why? Steve Jobs. His ideas were transformational. If your company had a mascot, what would it be and why? Lion. We like to win. If President Trump were to write a Tweet about your business, what would it say? PTI Security Systems is the greatest and most innovative company in the self-storage industry. There are lots of pretenders in their space, but PTI is the real deal. They are awesome! Why do you love the self-storage industry? It's made up of selfless individuals who want to serve others. We consider this industry a family, which comes together during tragic devastations, helps those in need through various nonprofits, grants education to our children and colleagues, and so much more. Like all industries, we have competitors; however, at the end of the day, we all have one goal: to serve others and provide the best possible self-storage experience. What's the most pressing challenge facing your business this year, and how are you conquering it? Keeping up with all the new business we're experiencing from launching new products and industry growth. What's the best thing to happen to your company since last year? The launch of PTI CORE to create smart, connected facilities. Founder: Dale Bone Owners: Jeff Flowers, Franklin Young CEO: Franklin Young Founded: 1979 Headquarters: Scottsdale, Ariz. Number of offices: 3 in the U.S., plus distributors in Brisbane, Australia, and London Number of employees: 50 Production techs Aaron Meadows, Raf Laskowski and Steve Rasmy PTI offers access-control and security technology for the self-storage industry, providing innovative, durable, reliable and integrated products designed to help create a seamless experience for facility operators and their tenants. Solutions include the EasyCode mobile app, keypads, wired and wireless door alarms, and easy-to-use software solutions that can be used to manage security systems in real time, anywhere on Earth. PTI has been in the access-control and technology business since 1979. To date, there are 36,000 installations of the company's products in self-storage facilities in more than 30 countries. BEST TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION Production tech Leighanna Keenan A PTI keypad built into a bollard 60 ISS I November 2018

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