Posted on December 1, 2020 Self-Storage

Sensorberg Implements First Project in the UK for Attic Self Storage

London, December 1, 2020 –PropTech Sensorberg, a specialist in real estate digitalisation and smart storage solutions, has equipped Attic Self Storage’s newest 2,500 m² self-storage facility in Marylebone, London, with technical infrastructure and software for digital access control. This is the first project that Sensorberg is implementing in the UK.

Attic Self Storage is an independent self-storage company based in London. The company currently operates three storage locations in the greater London area, with a fourth under construction. Their offer includes flexible storage units ranging from simple letterboxes to 50 m² storage space. Customers have round-the-clock access to their units, which are equipped with modern security systems, all year round. In 2016, Attic Self Storage was the first operator in the UK to offer a complete online booking, check-in and account management system and to implement virtual reality solutions in the self-storage area.

Attic Self Storage UK: Digitalised, flexible & secure storage boxes.

The installation of Sensorberg took place during the Covid-19 lockdown to enable Attic’s customers to open their respective units in an entirely contact-free way, flexibly and easily around the clock via their smartphone. The door and storage box opening via smartphone not only works online, but also offline via Bluetooth. This minimises the risk of failure. Similarly, the operator can make their administrative processes more effective and efficient by digitalising the access management. All digital features are controlled via the Sensorberg IoT platform. In addition to door and storage box opening, this platform can be expanded at any time to include other applications such as temperature or lighting control.

Stefan Scheuerle, CEO of Sensorberg, says: “The collaboration with Attic Self Storage enables us to enter one of the most important real estate markets in Europe. The UK is a pioneer in digitalisation. The success of Attic Self Storage is also based on the use of future-oriented technologies. With our smart building technology, we are making a significant contribution to the development of the product range and the satisfaction of Attic‘s customers.”

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO of Attic Self Storage, adds: “Prior to undertaking the decision to work with Sensorberg, we conducted a detailed review of the existing options available for door automation in the UK Self Storage market. We felt Sensorberg’s technological solutions were best in class, and we have been delighted with the way in which the product works, as have our staff and customers. The service and support we received from Sensorberg throughout our first install was also first class, and we very much look forward to working with them on our future projects.“

Sensorberg's efficient storage box management app in action.​​​​Picture source: Attic Self Storage

Sensorberg GmbH, based in Berlin, develops hardware and software for the digitization and automation of buildings. PropTech has specialized in solutions for coworking spaces, commercial and residential real estate and self-storage. On the one hand, Sensorberg installs access control systems and also equips buildings with a comprehensive digital infrastructure through which all processes, from room booking, temperature control and opening of lockers to visitor management, can be easily and transparently controlled via smartphone or tablet. The intelligent technology can be connected to all management systems already in use. By evaluating the collected data, operators or owners can manage their buildings as effectively and efficiently as possible. When implementing the individually tailored building solutions, Sensorberg can also combine various manufacturer systems and dock onto the open IoT platform in the background, regardless of hardware. PropTech currently employs 30 people. 

About Attic Self Storage
Attic Self Storage is an independent London based self-storage business established by Frederic de Ryckman de Betz in 2006. The first facility launched in Bow in 2008, the second in late 2016 in King’s Cross and the most recent in Marylebone in August 2020. Attic presents state of the art facilities and develops new services and digital tools to ensure customer service is at the forefront of the business. It was the first operator to offer a full online quotation, check-in and account management system in 2016 and the world-first to offer virtual reality in self-storage. Every customer is given complimentary 24 hour access to their unit within a safe, secure and welcoming environment and with the opening of the Marylebone store, Attic has introduced electronic, keyless locks to its storage units. As well as storage, Attic offers meeting room hire, packaging products and mailbox rental. Attic actively engages with the local communities served by the business, supporting local charities and good causes wherever it can.

Press contact at Sensorberg
Karoline Pantera
PR/Marketing Manager 
Sensorberg GmbH 
Chausseestrasse 86 
10115 Berlin 

Press contact at Attic Self Storage
Sophie Bagnall
Senior Marketing Manager
Attic Self Storage
3rd Floor, 72 Borough High Street,