Los Angeles, CA, May 5th, 2021
Openpath, a leader in touchless, modern access control and workplace safety automation, today announces it has been recognized with industry-leading awards from iF Design, Fast Company Magazine, and BuiltWorld Insights. Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses and organizations driving change in the world with ground-breaking projects and innovative solutions that are helping to solve problems for the good of society. This year, with more than 4,000 submissions to choose from, a panel of esteemed Fast Company editors and reporters awarded Openpath with an Honorable Mention for Openpath’s Wave to Unlock solution. This reflects the innovation and benefits of Wave to Unlock as a solution helping to eliminate common touchpoints and reduce germ-spread in the modern workplace across doors, elevators, turn-stiles and more.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
Openpath is also a winner of this year’s iF Design Award, the world’s most renowned design prize. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes the iF Design Award. Openpath won over the 98-member jury made up of independent experts from all over the world. Almost 10,000 entries were submitted from 52 countries.
“Openpath’s mission has always been to improve the quality and safety of the modern building while reducing friction for end-users. While design and user experience have always been core to this mission, in 2020 we had the opportunity to add features that enhance health and wellness, and minimize germ-spread in the workplace in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said James Segil, President & Co-Founder of Openpath. “We’re thrilled that all of these efforts have been recognized by some of the world’s leading arbiters of exceptional design, innovation and world-changing impact.”
Segil was also recently honored with a 2021 Maverick’s Award from BuiltWorld Insights for his leadership as an entrepreneur. “Bolstered by heightened interest in smart building tech in the wake of the onset of the COVID pandemic, James Segil's smart security solutions company has been riding high. In July of 2020, the firm announced an added $36 million in funding [and] have stacked up so many awards,” BuiltWorld Insights stated.