How One App Transforms Your Facility from Traditional to Smart Storage Operations?

Operating your facility with the Nokē Smart Entry system and mobile app is truly managing your property on the go, like walking around with a digital assistant.

In traditional self-storage the following tools are usually part of a Storage Manager's daily routine, and can all be replaced with one awesome app right from a smart device:

  • PC: Management Software for up-to-date tenant records and unit rental status
  • PC: Gate Software for entry control and activity reports
  • Clipboard & Pen: with printed Walk Thru report to complete a Lock Check
  • Remote Control: to open entrance and exit Gates without using a keypad
  • Toolbox of Drills, Grinders, Bolt Cutters, drill bits or blades: for removing tenant locks 
  • Management Lock bag: Overlock and Vacant lock supplies

Now let's review how the app replaces all of those critical storage supplies of the past.

PC & Clipboard: Most storages still use a computer in the office, but it is no longer a necessary requirement.  Whether or not the facility has an office on-site, the app will allow a manager to view critical tenant, unit, and access information from the mobile smart entry app without having to refer to the pc or print a report prior to leaving the office.  The app will show which units are open which eliminates the need to physically inspect each tenant lock and unit during a Lock Check and notifications can be set to alert of alarm activity.

  • Entry - Unit Status: Rented, Vacant, Overlock, Other
  • Users - Click on a specific user to view unit(s) assigned and activity
  • Activity - View recent unit and entry activity or use filters to customize results

Remote Control for Gates: Very useful device to have for opening gates without using a keypad; but they're for manager use only, break easily, can not be setup for time schedules and limited to gate entry systems not other types of entry points. Through the mobile app, all entry types can easily be opened or unlocked if they have smart entry access installed.

  • Home Screen - Click on Entries to quickly access entry points to open
  • Entry - Entry points are listed first by default, or you can filter the list by Type

Toolbox & Tools: Smart locks replace the need for tenant locks, which means no cutting locks to prep units for Lien sale or when tenants misplace their keys, and no locksmiths.  Not only is this a huge time savings, but it eliminates the risk of injury to staff and potential for damage to the door when performing this task.

Management Locks: No need to haul around a heavy overlock bag diligently placing overlocks on delinquent units, just to have to run around and remove them one by one as tenants make a payment.  When a delinquent tenant arrives at the facility, the app not only denies access due to Overlock status, but immediately prompts the tenant to make a payment and directs them to the online payment portal to complete their payment.  

A customer is able to rent a storage unit from the facility or website, if online rentals are enabled, and take possession of the unit without a manager needing to remove a vacant unit lock. Transfer of access happens quickly from the point of sale, the unit is no longer accessible from the manager app and will be now available for the tenant once they have completed their app setup.