Tips for protecting your storage unit
The purpose of a storage unit is to keep your possessions safe and secure. There are ways of protecting your storage unit for additional peace of mind, whether its while you’re in the middle of moving home or want to create more space for your home or office.
Burglary and theft are rare occurrences at self storage facilities, nonetheless, customers should remain vigilant and be proactive about preventing the risk of theft in their storage unit. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to effectively keep your unit safe and secure.
Choose a well secured self storage facility
Most self storage facilities are very secure, some will take extra steps of enhancing the facility with various features such as the following:
- A clean and well-maintained facility.
- A gated facility with access code functionality for entry to limit who can access the unit. This also enables staff to monitor who enters and exits the site.
- Good level of lighting in all storage areas of the facility.
- Full CCTV surveillance systems to both the inside and outside of the site.
- Individual units have their own door key access secured by a padlock.
It is worth taking the time to scout around for suitable storage facilities that offer these benefits as it can go a long way in helping to keep your possessions as safe and secure as possible.
Invest in a high quality padlock for your storage unit
A facility with impressive security measures can protect your unit to some degree, but it’s good practice to invest in a high quality padlock for added level of security and peace of mind. One of the more secure types of padlock is a disc-lock because they can’t simply be cut and would need to be grinded, so this would obviously take time and cause noise that can immediately draw attention.
Choose a storage unit that offers protection from the elements
Beyond protecting your belongings from possible theft, a storage unit must have reliable measures to protect against environmental factors that could cause mould, contamination or fire. It is best to choose a facility that can control humidity of the storage area to protect fragile and sensitive items such as papers, clothes and electronics.
If you’re looking for a secure self storage solution in Stoke on Trent or Newcastle under Lyme, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!