Self storage renters are often concerned about the safety of their personal and business items while in storage and rightfully so! Finding a safe and secure self storage facility should be at the top of your list of priorities when deciding which storage facility is best for you. A good secure facility will provide you the peace-of-mind that your personal and business items are safe while in storage. Therefore, it is important to take the time to investigate the security systems at the facility when you rent a storage unit. When you take a tour of the facility, keep an eye out for secure storage such as lighting, key-pad entry, gates and security cameras. These are only just a few of the many security measures that reputable self storage facilities use to keep your items safe while in storage.
Top Self Storage Security Features
Resident Managers and Office Hours
A Resident Manager living at the storage facility provides an added element of security to the location. Self storage operations should also have specific gate access hours and office hours for added security.
Gate-Access for Safe Storage
A storage facility should have computerized gate access entry. The renter should have their own personal code for entry to the facility. This code should be shared with a very limited amount of people. A good security system will allow the resident manager of the facility to be able to track all dates and times of entry into the facility.
Secured Building Access
In addition to having a code for the initial gate entry to the facility, for added security, consider facilities that also require a code in order to access a storage building.
Secure Self Storage Units with Individual Door Alarms
Individual door alarms provide an additional level of security. In addition to door alarms, security good quality personal lock provides an added level of security.
There are many types of video camera systems that are being used at self storage facilities from cameras that offer 360 degree views to motion activated cameras. A storage facility should have at least one video camera (at the gate). However, reputable and secure facilities have a number of cameras throughout the property. Make sure to ask if the camera footage is recorded to a DVR throughout the day.
Lighting and Cleanliness
One of the most important self storage security features is proper lighting. Does the facility have proper lighting at both the outdoor and indoor storage areas? This is especially important for facilities that offer 24 hour access to their storage units. A clean property also shows that the resident managers and staff take pride in their facility and keep an eye out for the safety concerns of their customers. ezStorage has state-of-the-art security features throughout all of their 46 Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. self-storage facilities. Our staff will answer any questions that you might have about our secure self storage units.