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ABC Financial Adds Hands-Free Access Control Systems for Gyms


Adding more safeguards for fitness club operators and members, ABC Financial, the leading provider of technology and related services for the fitness industry, announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Openpath, a major mobile access control provider.

Together, the two industry pacesetters will launch “ABC Door Access by Openpath,” a mobile-friendly, hands-free, door-access solution rooted in cloud-based technology.

ABC Door Access by Openpath uses a patented triple-unlock technology from the signals in smartphones. That makes it possible for members and staff to enter clubs without making physical contact with a card reader, allowing access with just the wave of a hand.

Set up through Openpath’s mobile application or through the club’s integrated mobile applications, members can gain entry without needing to carry a key or fob, or even unlocking their phone. Member access is controlled and continuously updated through comprehensive integration with ABC’s Club Management Solution.

“As clubs reopen their doors, members and staff can enter safely by leveraging ABC Door Access by Openpath,” said Bill Davis, the CEO of ABC Financial. “Its contactless, wave-to-unlock capabilities help minimize vectors for the spread of the coronavirus.”

Offering administrative control through a cloud-based platform, and 24-hour-a-day tech support directly through ABC Financial, the advanced software gives operators the flexibility to control and grant access from anywhere.

“Our old solution was unreliable and service was spotty,” said Kathy Mecklenburg, the director of operations and finance at Fitness Premier, an Illinois-based health club network. “We chose ABC Door Access by Openpath because of the great support. Feedback from staff and members has been great. Members and staff love the new system. Having an online portal to manage access ourselves is a game-changer.”

As gyms work to maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure safety, ABC Door Access by Openpath makes it possible for a single employee to oversee entry at multiple points. Whether situated at the front desk, on the facility floor or even at home, authorized employees can remotely grant or deny access to anyone attempting to enter the facility. This makes it easier for health clubs to accommodate visitors and vendors while keeping staff focused on members.

“Our partnership with ABC Financial, who is the premier provider of health club and gym management software, delivers Openpath’s industry-leading touchless access technology to their members, enabling them to safely reopen their doors in the COVID-19 era,” said Phil Goldsmith, the chief revenue officer and co-founder of Openpath. “Our cloud-based software offers gym management staff an easy way to administer facility access from anywhere, and our touchless Wave to Unlock technology provides safety, convenience and peace of mind for their members.”

“The seamless credentialing offers real-time ease of use for gym management staff, and our unique touchless Wave to Unlock provides safety, convenience and peace of mind for their members,” added Kieran Hannon, the chief marketing officer of Openpath.

For more information, check out abcfinancial.com.


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