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The Acquisitions of Nokē, Inc. and Active Supply and Design

Dec 13, 2018

The Self-Storage Building and Facility Automation Experts at Janus International Announce the Acquisitions of Nokē, Inc. and Active Supply and Design (CDM) Ltd


The partnership will further the growth and development of the SecurGuard® Smart Entry System.


Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new technology for the self-storage industry, today announced the acquisition of Nokē, Inc. (“Nokē”) the creators of high tech smart locking solutions. The acquisition will allow both companies to continue to develop and enhance the SecurGuard® Smart Entry System that was released to the industry earlier this year. The smart entry system has modernized access control in self-storage by allowing tenants mobile access to their unit, gates, man-doors, and elevators, and with an electronic lock on every unit door, the system provides peace of mind for both tenants and operators and provides an unprecedented level of individual door security.


David Curtis, Founder and CEO of Janus said of the acquisitions:


“We’re very excited to have Nokē and ASD join the Janus family, and are thrilled about the innovative solutions we’ll be providing to the self-storage industry on a global scale. All three companies will continue to serve and support our customers with high quality products and solutions to help them build and operate their businesses more efficiently.”


“We’re thrilled to be formalizing the partnership with Janus and we’re excited to offer facility owners a more robust and high tech security solution for their facilities while increasing their visibility, connectivity, and control over their business,” said David Gengler, Co-founder and CEO of Nokē.


José E. Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Colin Leonard, Partner, at Clearlake added, "We are pleased to bring Nokē under the rapidly growing Janus platform. David Curtis and his team have consistently demonstrated an ability to grow Janus by delivering innovative new products and technologies to its customers."


News of the acquisition comes on the heels of exciting new product features.




The fully integrated SecurGuard® Smart Entry System is being used by operators all over the country to provide access control to gates, elevators, overhead doors, as well as units. SecurGuard® has new features allowing operators to more efficiently run their businesses.


All-new Features Include:


  1. 4 YEAR BATTERY LIFE for Battery Only System
  2. 2 YEAR HARDWARE WARRANTY without any strings or upgrades required
  3. *ALL NEW FOR SELF STORAGE* Manager’s Compass Tool: site managers can now see unit price, unit size, and whether it’s occupied or vacant in the manager’s app from anywhere and while touring the facility.

    (Available for Sitelink user’s today and soon to be available for a number of additional property management and GDS system users)
  4. GATE HOURS IN-APP NOTIFICATION: mobile notification for on-site tenants when they’re within an hour of gate hours ending
  5. 5 NEW LANGUAGES: tenant mobile app is now available in French, German, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish
  6. THE COMPLETE PACKAGE: the smart entry system now controls gates, elevators, man doors, sliding glass doors, automated overhang doors, and more. The smart entry system is a one-stop solution from Janus and Noke.
  7. SO CALL ME MAYBE! Extended, live phone-in tech support hours. Mon-Sat from 5am est-8pm est. Plus, direct email support. No need to log a ticket and play the waiting game.






Janus International Group, LLC ( is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage building solutions including: roll up and swing doors, hallway systems and re-locatable storage units, and facility and door automation tools. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and five locations internationally. Janus is owned by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. a CA based private equity firm.




Nokē Inc. designs and manufactures the Nokē line of smart-locks, providing a reliable, safe, and cost-effective way for businesses to eliminate the pain points of key management. Nokē gives companies a valuable security product to add to their collection of IoT devices as a means to secure and monetize ships, trucks, buildings, utility cabinets, warehouses, and more. For more information visit




Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm founded in 2006. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake's operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm's core target sectors are industrials and energy; software and technology-enabled services, and consumer. Clearlake has managed over $8 billion of institutional capital since inception and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 100 investments. More information is available at



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