Openpath Announces Survey Results, Finds That One in Four Employees Want Smarter Office Security Solutions

LOS ANGELES - March 19, 2019Openpath, a leader in workplace technology and security, today released the results of its Office Technology Study. Over 25 percent of employees surveyed said access control is the most outdated feature in their office, and 40 percent said they find it difficult or unpleasant to get into their office every day. That’s why Openpath created a new kind of access control that improves everyday experiences by increasing convenience and maintaining the highest level of workplace security and safety.

“In order to provide employees with the workplace experience they want, we must tailor our solutions to address the issues they are facing on a daily basis,” said Alex Kazerani, Openpath’s co-founder and CEO. “Nearly 75 percent of respondents to our survey believe smart office technologies should be implemented to create a better work environment: Openpath’s smart access control technology enables employers to do just that. Our products are designed to offer the ultimate security and convenience, eliminating the headaches and time wasters associated with lost or stolen key cards and forgotten pin codes. Instead, employees need only their smartphone, that doesn’t need to leave their bag or pocket, to unlock doors and easily move around the office.”

Highlights from Openpath’s Office Technology Study:

  • 40% of respondents find it difficult or unpleasant to get into their office every day
  • Over half of employees think their company access control system could be improved or modernized
  • One in three respondents would like to see improvements in their access control system by integrating smart technology
  • 36% of respondents believe that smart technology needs to be integrated into their office security protocols, specifically at the office entrance
  • One in four people think the most outdated feature in their office is their access control system
  • The majority of respondents believe they will be working in a smart office in the next 5 years
  • The top benefits people see from working in a smart office include: increased productivity, better work environment and the elimination of hassles from their daily routine

James Segil, co-founder and President of Openpath, said, “The results from Openpath’s Office Technology Study demonstrate the need for smart office security solutions, like Openpath Access, as well as the demand for technology that solves employees’ daily challenges and improves their overall work environment. By creating more effective and efficient offices with smart technology, companies can improve productivity, employee happiness and profit.”

As a company on a mission to improve workplace efficiency and security, Openpath developed the most secure and convenient mobile access control system on the market. With Openpath Access, the company’s flagship product, employees can securely unlock any door in the office using the smartphone that never leaves their pocket. The system automatically authenticates a user’s smartphone as they near the door via LTE, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, ensuring seamless access and fast door unlocks, regardless of cell service or power outages.

Click here to view the complete Office Technology Study from Openpath.

About Openpath
On a mission to improve workplace efficiency and security, Openpath creates smart, secure access systems for the modern office. The company’s flagship product, Openpath Access, combines sleek hardware with an app, enabling employees to enter the office using their smartphones and making office management easier than ever. With encryption at every level and powerful user-level permissions, Openpath Access is both more secure and more dynamic than legacy systems. Founded in 2016, Openpath is based in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach and has raised $27 million to-date from Emergence Capital, Sorenson Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Fika Ventures. To learn more, visit

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