Openpath Joins the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to Bring More Technology to Built Environments

Leading Mobile Access Control Provider Joins TIA’s Smart Buildings Program to Help Shape the Smart Building Industry’s Policies and Standards

LOS ANGELES - September 18, 2019 - Openpath, a leader in modern mobile access control, today announced it has joined the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, as part of the Smart Buildings Program. The program seeks to unify the broader ecosystem of smart buildings under a recommended framework of best practices to meet functional and performance requirements with adequate security, reliability, and availability. By joining this program, Openpath will help guide the smart buildings industry's policies and technological standards.

“We are excited to partner with the leading smart buildings organization,” said James Segil, co-founder and President of Openpath. “TIA’s dedication to bringing leading innovators across the smart building ecosystem together allows us to continue to set the industry standard for secure and easy-to-use access control that best reflects the needs of all users. Through this important partnership, we look forward to using technology and innovation to enable a better, more streamlined experience with every built space.”

Openpath is the first company to do mobile access right with a hands-free entry solution that has a 94% mobile adoption rate, and 99% reliability rate due it’s Triple Unlock technology that utilizes WiFi, LTE, and Bluetooth. Openpath inherently protects against the shortcomings of easily lost or stolen badges, pins and key cards with its secure and highly scalable cloud solution.

“We are proud to welcome Openpath as the newest TIA member company,” said Wes Johnston, CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association. “Openpath will be a vital and innovative part of the industry-defining smart buildings work we are leading. We look forward to creating a policy and regulatory environment that supports connectivity and to develop programs and standards that help usher in a better-connected future.”

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in the U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. To learn more, visit www.tiaonline.org.

About Openpath
Openpath is a leader in mobile access control solutions. Openpath allows anyone to use their mobile phone to open an authorized door with the touch of a finger or 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. Founded in 2016, Openpath is based in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach, unlocking 1 million doors per week and growing. To learn more, visit: www.openpath.com

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