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Kings Secure Technologies Prioritises Touchless Door Opening With New Partnership

Kings Secure Technologies Announces New Partnership With Openpath
28 May 2020 | Updated 04 June 2020

Kings Secure Technologies, a provider of specialist fire & security technologies, today announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with premier mobile and cloud-based access control provider, Openpath. 

The partnership allows Kings to extend its product portfolio and become Openpath’s UK integrator for cloud-based access control systems. 

Based in the US, Openpath’s technology allows anyone to use their mobile phone to open an authorised door contactlessly with the wave of a hand, without needing their phone or app open.

Openpath’s mobile-first, cloud-based access control solution is being positioned as ideal for companies as they face new workplace demands in preparation for the return to work, as it ensures building owners/managers and tenants can provide employees and visitors secured access without touching any physical surfaces. 


“The Openpath solution disrupts the access control market especially in the multi-tenanted building marketplace.”

–Darren Gamage

Chief Operating Officer, Kings Secure Technologies



Future-proofing clients’ estates


This new partnership between Kings Secure Technologies and Openpath is said to demonstrate a commitment to delivering innovative and agile technology. Openpath’s enterprise-grade access control platform is deployed across a wide range of sectors including commercial real estate, manufacturing/industrial, offices, retail, schools, gyms and places of worship. The cloud-based, open architecture has supported over 100 million API calls in 2019. 

“As a fresh thinking, technology-focused business, Kings’ mission is to offer new and versatile technologies that will help future-proof our clients’ estates. We are already edging ourselves out ahead of the competition, and the strategic partnership between ourselves and Openpath will be another leap forward" said Darren Gamage, Chief Operating Officer, Kings Secure Technologies.

"The Openpath solution disrupts the access control market especially in the multi-tenanted building marketplace."


How does the contactless tech work?


Openpath allows anyone to use their mobile phone to open an authorised 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 nearly unlimited array of enterprise software 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. 

It was designed with developers, property owners, property managers, and asset managers in mind, working across all forms of entry, including parking gates, elevators, and garages.

The system easily retrofits, sitting alongside legacy systems and upgrade everyone to mobile credentials while still supporting existing keycards so there is no interruption in experience for current tenants or users.

Picture: Touchless door technology in action, a photograph of a person using a touchless door opening

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 28 May 2020


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