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Storage 4U West Adds Mobile Access Technology

Storage 4 U | Aug 08, 2019

LOOK, NO HANDS!

Accessing your self storage property is a snap with the Storage Genie mobile app

 

Storage 4U has added the latest in mobile access technology, making self storage more convenient than ever. The Storage Genie mobile app is now available to all Storage 4U customers at the Eckert Road location. It allows Bluetooth access through our security gate from your mobile device, even if it’s tucked away in your purse or pocket. That’s right, no twitch of the nose or blink required.

Beacon Technology in Self Storage

Beacons, as related to business and technology, are small radar devices installed throughout a location that transmit uniquely identified Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals to other devices like mobile phones when in proximity. High-tech beacons of light, if you will.

Location-based interaction surrounds us in everything we do, be it shopping, travel or at work. Think about the last time you were in a retail store and a promotion alert popped up on your mobile phone, just as you were strolling past that item. This happens through beacon technology, when the Bluetooth function on your phone is on, and you have downloaded that retailer’s app.

If you are a storage customer set up with a mobile access application such as Storage Genie, beacons imbedded in the keypad can receive your unique ID when in close distance of your mobile phone, which is how the security gate opens automatically as you approach. Access granted. Just like that.

Storage Genie Features

In addition to hands-free access to the property, the Storage Genie mobile app offers these features:

  • Contact button for phoning management
  • Contact button to send management an email
  • Access history of all entries and exits
  • Rent payment processing

To get started, download the app from the app store and follow the simple instructions for secure account setup. Watch a short tutorial here.