CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS. January 11th, 2024 - Today Pineapple, the first self-guided tour platform not reliant on smart-locks, announces a strategic integration and partnership with OpenVia, a PropTech startup providing innovative building access solutions. The integration allows properties to convert their aging access infrastructure, like car gates, walking gates, and external doorways, into smart access features, without requiring any hardware upgrades.
“According to NMHC, 68% of apartments in the United States were built prior to 2000, and their access systems are aging out. For assets that can’t take the economic leap towards a smart-lock/smart-gate retrofit. Patrick and his team at OpenVia have created an elegant, simple solution that allows aging assets to jump into the 21st century, without the major capital investment” said Steve Bonaventure, founder and CEO of Pineapple. “Paired with Pineapple’s smart key-locker, apartment communities can create a full-building access solution for under $2,000, and immediately start realizing the gains other management companies are reaping from Self-Guided Tours.”
With the Pineapple <> OpenVia integration solution, future residents and suppliers can request temporary property access privileges and easily pass through any car gate, walking gate, or exterior egress using their phone. The technology layers over a property's existing access hardware, requiring no additional hardware or upkeep by the on-site team.
“We’re excited to partner with Pineapple to provide a seamless tour experience across a broad range of properties. By pairing our two products together, client properties can deliver a first-class touring experience without committing to a major capital project to make it happen” says OpenVia Founder & CEO, Patrick Campbell.
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