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Is Self-Storage Safe and Secure?

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January 31, 2018

If you are considering storing your belongings at a self-storage facility, you’ll likely want to know what kind of security features are available. No matter what you are storing, you’ll want to discuss secure storage solutions ahead of time.

It’s important to ask about specific safety features.

Here are a few self-storage security features to discuss before you sign a lease:


A very basic feature of self-storage security is good lighting. Whether or not your facility offers 24-hours access (be sure to ask, many facility have specific business hours), ample lighting is an important component of safety.

Door alarms

Individual door alarms are an added degree of security.

Security cameras

There are a variety of cameras that can make up self-storage security systems in use today, including 360-degree views, wireless and motion-activated. You can discuss with your facility the types of security cameras used and how they are monitored.

Secure gate access

Most facilities require tenants to enter a code into a gated keypad entrance to gain access to the facility. Gated access also provides an additional level of security. There are different types of technology involved with gated access so discuss the details with your facility.

Secure building access

In addition to entering a code at the gate, most facilities offer secure building access. For enhanced security, individuals will also enter the code issued by the facility manager to gain entry into the building.

Resident managers

A resident manager actually lives at the facility which provides an additional level of comfort.

What we offer

At ezStorage, we make every effort to ensure that your belongings are kept in a secure storage environment. In fact, we are committed to setting the industry standard when it comes to safety and security. We offer state of the art security measures at most of our facilities. We’d be happy to discuss our self-storage security systems with you and answers all of your questions. Contact us at 877-GO-STORE to learn more.

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!