SKIDATA, the world leader in parking access and revenue management, announced a new technology integration partnership with Openpath, a leader in touchless, modern access control, and workplace safety automation. Through this partnership, Openpath’s groundbreaking touchless and mobile access control technology will be integrated into SKIDATA’s parking access and revenue control equipment to permit drivers to enter and exit SKIDATA-equipped parking facilities, using their Openpath credentials.
“We are excited to be partnering with Openpath,” said Darrell Smithson, President, North America of SKIDATA. “SKIDATA already makes the world’s most reliable and user-friendly parking equipment. The addition of Openpath’s technology will improve the customer experience by providing seamless entry into parking facilities."
“SKIDATA has always led the way when it comes to introducing new technological capabilities to the parking industry,” continued Smithson. “This partnership will help ensure that SKIDATA will continue to lead the way in providing smart city infrastructure.”
The addition of Openpath’s technology, which provides touchless and mobile access via Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and LTE, to SKIDATA equipment will permit drivers to access SKIDATA-equipped parking facilities with their smartphones and other personal devices, as well as via license plate recognition (LPR), allowing drivers to enter and exit parking garages quickly and conveniently without having to stop and swipe a card or reach out of their vehicle to validate parking access. When drivers approach the parking facility, they can gain access via the SKIDATA app on their personal devices. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE access are most useful for managing permit parking, and the technology is perfect for parking owners and organizations who offer permit parking, including residential facilities, office complexes, universities, hospitals, airports, special events parking, and stand-alone parking garages.
“With this integration, we are excited to further demonstrate how Openpath’s seamless user experience extends beyond just the four walls of a building. Providing safety and simplicity for users throughout their day; from the moment their vehicle enters the parking garage, to the doors, elevators, and turnstiles they use in repetition. Openpath’s technology enables a completely touchless experience for tenants and guests and eliminates the need for users to juggle multiple apps or credentials to get where they are going. Our mission is always to deliver end-to-end security while reducing friction, and this integration is another great example of that,” said James Segil, President and Co-Founder of Openpath.
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
Openpath is a leader in mobile access control solutions. Openpath allows anyone to use their mobile phone to open an authorized door with the wave of a hand, without needing the phone or app open. Openpath's patented Triple Unlock technology delivers 99.9% reliability for a secure, frictionless and fast entry experience. With a robust cloud solution, Openpath provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise cloud capabilities, future-proofing the needs of the built environment. The company has introduced innovative Tailgating and Lockdown Solutions providing the ability to lock/unlock any door, zone or building in an emergency from a mobile device. Founded in 2016, Openpath is based in Los Angeles' Silicon Beach with an additional office in Indiana. Openpath unlocks more than five million doors per month and growing since 2018. To learn more, visit www.openpath.com.