3rd Party Integration with Open UserAPI
Dealers were asking for one-point data entry for users with memberships such as fitness centers and storage facilities so they could automatically populate the access control database without re-entering data. Connect ONE® by Connected Technologies, LLC delivered, with the Access Expander’s Open Application Programming Interface (API).
Now dealers can integrate their Connect ONE systems with third-party facilities management software via the API, opening the door of opportunity to customers and markets such as multi-tenant, multipurpose rooms, gated communities or rental properties. It can also be deployed for time and attendance to automatically populate and update the intrusion and access control database based on employment changes.
Serving the dealer niche market
“We developed this capability based on calls from dealers who wanted to know if they could interface with storage facility management software so renters only needed to be added once and their profile would automatically populate into Connect ONE,” said Mike Simon, managing partner, Connected Technologies. “A new member can be assigned access without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE, saving on double entries. Likewise, when their membership has expired their access can automatically deactivate without human intervention,” he said.
Simon added that manufacturers typically develop their hardware and software offerings for the masses, not niche markets. “We service these niche markets and want dealers to know they can come to us with suggestions that can make their value proposition stronger and their business more profitable,” he said.
The open API capability also gives dealers another potential referral source – these same business software customers might also require additional access control or may know of a peer business which could similarly benefit.