Self-Storage Operators Join OpenTech Alliance’s Robert Chiti for MiniCo Webinar to Discuss the Pros and Cons of Self-Service Kiosks

Phoenix, AZ, September 06, 2011 --( While many people have heard about self-service kiosks in the self-storage industry, most are unfamiliar with how they actually work. On September 27, 2011, Robert A. Chiti, President and CEO of OpenTech Alliance, Inc., will be joined by a group of self-storage operators from around the country to present the free webinar “The Kiosk Advantage: Self-Storage Operators Unravel Fact from Fiction.” The group of presenters will share their personal experiences and explain how self-service kiosks function at their facilities. The presentation will highlight many kiosk enhancements designed to resolve manager-identified issues and include a Q&A with participants. Topics will include the following:

MYTH – Kiosks do not provide personal service
MYTH – All empty storage units must be left unlocked
MYTH – Consumers can make payments at the kiosk while in lien status
MYTH – Using a kiosk means providing 24-hour access to your property

OpenTech Alliance, Inc., is the sponsor of the webinar. The leading developer of innovative self-storage solutions, OpenTech Alliance, Inc., offers self-storage kiosks, call center services and an online self-storage reservation solution. For more information or to register, visit Online registration is required for this free live event.

MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, publishes the “Mini-Storage Messenger,” the leading monthly trade magazine covering the global self-storage industry. Other publications include “Self-Storage Now!,” “Mobile Self-Storage Magazine,” “RV & Boat Storage Today,” “Self‑Storage Canada,” the “Self-Storage Almanac,” the “Self-Storage Construction & Renovation Handbook,” and the “Self‑Storage Buyer’s Guide.”

Since 1974, Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has been a self-storage leader providing superior specialty insurance programs, informative publications and valuable products and services created expressly for the self‑storage industry. Additional lines of business include collectibles insurance. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

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Christa Van Zant