“Is my stuff really safe?” That’s often the first question a new self storage tenant will ask when renting a unit. People store all kinds of things in self storage such as furniture, business inventory, seasonal items, and vehicles. No matter what they’re storing, they’re often worried that their unit might get broken into.
The truth is, there’s very little cause for concern. In 2013, one industry publication found that just 8.9% of facilities reported break-ins during the previous year. That leaves more than 90% of all storage facilities not reporting a break-in for an entire year. Read below for some extra measures you can take to ensure your belongings are safe.
Check The Storage Facility’s Security Measures
Self storage facility operators are all about security. They know that if you don’t have confidence in their ability to protect your possessions then you won’t rent from them. That’s why the majority of facilities go to great lengths to ensure that their facilities are as secure as possible. Some of the most common security measures include gated access requiring an entry code, surveillance monitoring, 24-hour on-site management, and individual unit alarms. Not all storage facilities have the same security measures, so be sure to find out about their security procedures before renting.
Put A Lock On Your Storage Unit
Yes, storage facilities provide a lot of security … but your unit still needs to be Continue reading Self Storage Security: Is My Stuff Really Safe?