July 27, 2020

How safe and secure is self-storage?

Ah, the self-storage facility. You drive by this place almost on a daily basis, thinking about how organised your home can be if you store some of your items there. But, have you ever wondered how secure the self-storage facility is? Here are some of the security features to look out for to ensure that your belongings are safe and secure in the storage facility. 24-7 recorded CCTV security system

24/7 recorded CCTV security system

Starting off with the most basic, a 24/7 recorded CCTV security system is a must-have. This system records all activities in the storage facilities 24/7. Be sure to check with the storage facility staff on the coverage of the CCTV to ensure that you are fully covered!

PIN code access system

Some storage facilities offer card access, while others offer PIN code access. In our opinion, a PIN Code access system has a greater advantage simply because you do not need to carry around an additional card in your wallet! The PIN code access system also ensures that all visitors and staff are required to key in a unique PIN code for verification purposes before they are allowed to access the storage. Furthermore, all entries will be recorded so that we can review them if necessary.

Proper employee protocol

To ensure that your belongings are guarded with TLC (tender loving care), check with the storage facility staff on their daily routine to reduce theft or fire. Ensure that they have a daily routine to inspect the facility for any damages, unlocked storage units or even cleanliness! Furthermore, you can check with them on what they will do if they found out your unit is unlocked. Proper employee protocol

Well-maintained storage facility

A well-maintained storage facility may be the last thing that you will think of when it comes to security. However, it is the most important factor. Having a well-maintained storage facility ensures that all fences, lighting, security system, storage panels or any other security features are always in tip-top shape. Storage facilities that do not repair any damages to their security features will make it more susceptible to theft or fire.

Insurance for your storage

Lastly, always ensure that your storage comes with insurance protection. The insurance purchased safeguards your belongings in your storage space in the event of fire or theft. You might think that nothing will happen to you. But you will never know. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

By: Gary Phua

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