PTI and StorageDefender Announce Landmark Self-Storage Integration


Unit Monitoring Technology to Transform Facility Automation and Tenant Experience


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 10, 2023 – PTI Security Systems, part of ASSA ABLOY and the global leader in self-storage access control technologies, is excited to announce a strategic integration partnership with StorageDefender, the premier smart unit monitoring SaaS provider, to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive solution for smart facility and unit access control. This first-in-market integration leverages two self-storage leaders’ top-rated capabilities: the industry’s most advanced and customizable enterprise access control solution of PTI Storlogix Cloud with the enriched tenant experience and real-time in-unit monitoring of StorageDefender. The combination will provide unique data not previously available within the self-storage industry, to help operators more effectively manage resources, enhance remote visibility, protect assets, and ensure a positive tenant experience.

PTI and StorageDefender will demo the integration and showcase its benefits at the Inside Self-Storage (ISS) World Expo this month at booths #531 and #451, respectively. Both operators and tenants can expect the combined data to be presented seamlessly through existing user interfaces, providing enhanced, personalized notifications on their smart devices. The comprehensive technology coverage will track from facility gate to individual unit, providing expanded intelligence and greater peace of mind.

“Raising the bar for remote visibility, enriched protection, and real-time data, the combined solution of StorLogix Cloud and StorageDefender will provide immediate value for operators and tenants,” said PTI Security Systems Senior Vice President David Shaw. “Our partnership is meeting the demand for increased facility automation and exceeding the industry standard for visibility and 360-degree monitoring experiences.”

According to the recently published SSA Self Storage Demand Study, 2023 Edition, the top-ranked features that self-storage facility tenants are willing to pay for include increased access hours and increased in-unit security. Both can be made possible by smart electronic access and in-unit monitoring.

The demand for smart units and comprehensive access control for operators and tenants is only expected to rise as usage for self-storage units expands. Through the StorLogix Cloud and StorageDefender integration, operators can provide a seamless ring of protection, facility automation, and unparalleled unit information alongside enhanced remote insights for tenants, delivering highly-valued features with one integrated solution.

“We are excited about establishing smart units as a significant value-added ancillary service for self-storage owners and operators nationally,” noted Mark Cieri, CEO of StorageDefender. “Now integrating our smart units and smart zones with PTI’s smart access solution, StorLogix, will offer a significant step up in facility productivity and automation benefits. It is great working with their team.”

See the StorLogix Cloud and StorageDefender’s integrated solution in action at ISS World Expo, booths #531 and #451 April 11-14, 2023. Stop by or schedule a live demo to learn about this comprehensive smart solution for access control and facility automation. 

About StorageDefender: StorageDefender Inc is a real-estate tech company and the pioneering leader offering smart tenant unit monitoring as-a-service to the self-storage space. The company’s subscription-based service provides tenants added peace of mind and enables storage facilities a new, independent, recurring revenue stream for each subscribing tenant. StorageDefender is built upon a web-based, cloud, internet of things (IoT) platform and serves as a roadmap to deeper facility automation through its smart zones. (

About PTI Security Systems: With more than 40 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations globally, PTI Security Systems ( is the most trusted name in self-storage security. PTI provides the most innovative, durable, and reliable security products available today in addition to a wide range of integrated security solutions that help create a seamless experience for both tenants and self-storage operators. PTI is part of the ASSA ABLOY portfolio of brands.

About ASSA ABLOY: The ASSA ABLOY Group ( is the global leader in access solutions, drawing on more than 100 years of security expertise to help billions of people experience a more open world every day. With operations in more than 70 countries and more than 52,000 team members, ASSA ABLOY is the leading provider of total door opening solutions, enabling safe, secure, and convenient access to physical and digital places.