LOS ANGELES - September 18, 2019

Openpath, a leader in modern mobile access control, today announced it has joined the Telecommunications Industry Association, 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. 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,” said James Segil, co-founder and President of Openpath.

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. 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,” said Wes Johnston, CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

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.