Everything You Should Know about Self Storage Security
When you don’t have enough room in your home to keep some of your possessions, a self storage unit provides an ideal place to store them temporarily or long-term. Of course, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right facility — and a safe one. When you pay for a storage unit, you are also paying for peace of mind. That’s why you want to make sure you choose a storage facility with the right security features.
Why Is Secure Storage Important?
Any storage facility you choose should have thorough security in place. When there’s a lack of security features, it can be a magnet for theft and damaged items. You should always do your research and make an informed decision when choosing a storage facility. Look at online reviews and see if other renters mention how safe or unsafe their experience felt. Take a trip to the facility after dark to see how effective their lighting is. Ask questions when you look at the property: do their cameras run 24-hours a day? Do they record for later use? How do renters access their unit after the office closes? These things can give you a good idea about how seriously the storage facility takes security.
Security Features You Should Find at a Storage Facility
- Camera surveillance — Just the appearance of cameras on the property can help dissuade potential crime. Of course, no level of surveillance is any good if there’s no one to observe it. Check with the facility to see if their management keeps an eye on it throughout the day and if they check overnight footage throughout the week.
- Bright lighting — Good lighting paired with camera surveillance is one of the best ways to discourage possible theft and property damage. But the lighting needs to be bright enough that any trespassers can be seen easily.
- Individual locks — You should never have to share a storage unit with anyone. If a storage company asks you to keep your belongings in a shared space, it’s not secure enough. Look for units with individual locks that only the renter has a key for. If you see that they also have alarms for individual units, that’s an added bonus.
- Controlled access — A secure storage facility should have controlled access to the units, preferably via a computerized gate with codes unique to each renter. This level of security allows the management team to keep a better eye on who is coming and going on the property.
Enjoy Security with Brentwood Self Storage
At Brentwood Self Storage, we take security seriously. We provide our customers with clean, safe storage solutions so they can always rest easy, knowing that their belongings have that extra layer of security. Our facility features such as mobile gate access, 24-hour closed-circuit camera surveillance, computerized gate entry and individually locked units mean our clients can enter safely and easily while others are kept out. Should you need an extra layer of protection for your items, our climate controlled units provide a steady temperature to help guard your belongings from extreme weather, dirt and debris.
Reserve your unit today and enjoy secure storage from Brentwood Self Storage.