With a Strong Focus on Technology and Customer Experience, StorCo Self Storage Converts Large Retail Superstore into a Smart Storage Facility with Nokē® Smart Locks

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StorCo completes $7.5 million conversion project in O’Fallon, MO with Nokē Smart Entry by Janus International

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O’Fallon Square is a strong retail destination located in an area with a high demand for self storage. We saw an opportunity to fill both needs and to make O’Fallon Square part of this great community.

Janus International Group (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new technology for the self-storage industry, announces StorCo’s retail superstore conversion into a smart, climate-controlled self storage facility.

In late 2019 StorCo Self Storage purchased the O’Fallon Square Shopping Center in O’Fallon, Missouri, consisting of a strip center and the large retail superstore that was soon converted into a hi-tech, climate controlled self-storage facility. The history of this building was a pioneer Kroger Supercenter in 1979, a Shop-N-Save several years later and lastly occupied by franchise Altitude Trampoline Park. Other current tenants at O’Fallon Square, including Vantage Credit Union, Fantastic Sams, and five other retailers remain in the center’s other 13,000 square foot building with 3,000 square feet of retail space available for lease.

StorCo worked with the city to change the zoning use in a high traffic corridor and the City of O’Fallon welcomed the proposed use with open arms. The result was a $7.5 million conversion project, delivering a 2-story Class A storage facility with over 70,000 net rentable square feet and more than 700 units to fit the needs of the city and the surrounding area.

James Reid, Owner of StorCo Self Storage comments:

“O’Fallon Square is a strong retail destination located in an area with a high demand for self storage. We saw an opportunity to fill both needs and to make O’Fallon Square part of this great community. We will offer storage for a wide range of personal and business items, including freezer space. Free use of our moving truck, within a 15 mile radius, is also provided with each rental.”

Driven to be a leader in the storage industry by delivering the most innovative experiences, ease of use, and excellent service, installing the industry leading smart lock technology integrated with their property management software was a no brainer.

With the Nokē Smart Entry system, tenants are able to access the facility’s gate, man doors, and elevators as well as their individual unit from an app on their smartphone. In addition to a more convenient way to access the facility and units, customers can complete the rental process, receive their digital key, and instantly move into their smart storage unit for a fully contactless experience, though management is onsite daily to provide a personal touch for those who may still prefer a more traditional experience.

Heavily focused on serving the community, StorCo designed this facility to also incorporate utilities in the front of the building to accommodate events such as drive-in movies, 4th of July celebrations, concerts, and more.

Since opening, StorCo has had the opportunity to bring the community together by providing a drive-in opportunity, allowing them to partner with a variety of profit and nonprofit companies on Friday nights. Hosting events such as pet adoptions with Strays Rescue with the drive-in movies, church services, and concerts, StorCo is providing a sense of healing and normalcy during this COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining a safe environment.

Since launching the Nokē Smart Entry system in 2018, the Janus team has installed the smart security solution at 200+ facilities, 10 countries, and worked with operators of every size to help them modernize their facilities.



Janus International Group, LLC (http://www.janusintl.com) is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage building solutions including: roll up and swing doors, hallway systems and re-locatable storage units, and facility and door automation tools. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and five locations internationally. Janus is owned by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. a CA based private equity firm.

Media Contact:

Misty Hembree

Marketing Manager

Phone: 770.874.8754

Email: Misty.Hembree@JanusIntl.Com

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