Importance of Security in Self Storage

Self Storage is a great option to store extra items that you no longer have room for in your home or business, but you cannot sell, donate or throw out. These items are important to you, so you need to choose the right self storage facility that will fill your needs. When searching for a self storage facility, there are 3 factors that most people look for in a facility: a good location, great security and a manageable cost. You should choose a self storage facility that is close to your home or business for easier access to your items. When you go to a self storage facility, you want to feel that your belongings will be safe while they are in storage and that you are safe when you are visiting the storage facility. Some factors to consider as you drive-up to a new facility are does the facility have a gated entry, video surveillance and is well maintained? The cost of the storage unit will largely depend on how big of a storage unit you will need and for how long. The smaller storage unit (5X5) will have a less cost compared to a larger (10X30) storage unit.

Cost and location are important in the search for the storage unit, but security should be your highest priority. A clean, well-lit and well maintained facility will show you that the management cares about the grounds and your safety. Stop N Stor has well-lit and clean indoor and outdoor storage areas. Each facility has an on-site management team for added security. Storage unit tenants can only access the grounds to the storage facility via keypad entry on the gated entry. The storage units can be accessed 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The office hours are Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm. Each storage unit is provided with an anti-pick lock at the time of the rental. Each of our facilities has a state-of-the-art surveillance system. This system houses over 30 digital cameras with DVR back-up throughout each facility. The video screens for these cameras can be seen at our rental offices. All of these security measures give you peace of mind that your belongings are safe while at Stop N Stor.

It is important to feel that your personal or business items are safe and secure while in storage. Another way to make sure that they stay safe is to limit the amount of people with access to the storage unit. Give an extra key to the lock to the facility management (for “just in case”) and only give access to the unit to one to two more people. The least people accessing the storage unit, the safer you can feel.

Stop N Stor  takes security for our facility very seriously! Stop by and let us show you the ways that we help to keep your belongings safe and secure.

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