When looking to store any of their belongings many people ask how to keep their items safe.  A secure facility, locks and insurance is a good way to start.  Price and location is often a deciding factor for customers choosing their storage facility but the safety of your items should also be considered.

  • Facility:  Many facilities now have surveillance cameras, a gated keypad entry and individual alarms on each door that is activated and deactivated with your code at the gate.  Some facilities now even have automatic locks.
  • Locks:  At most places the lock is your own so you need to choose wisely.  The standard steel padlock or brass locks are simple locks where the disc lock is a bit more challenging as it is harder to cut.
  • Insurance:  If all else fails then at least you have a safety net. Insurance is a relatively inexpensive add-on to your storage unit.  This will cover your items if a break-in, accidents or damage caused by fires, floods, storms and other natural disasters.

As each of these items is dealt with everyday by your local self storage facilities it’s always best to ask them what they feel is best.  This will help give you the information needed to make the best decision for you.