Ensuring both you and your belongings are safe and secure are of the highest priorities. Understand what to look for from a storage centre before deciding to store your items there.
It’s more than just keeping your belongings safe; it’s keeping you safe when you visit your secure storage unit.
Looking for the perfect storage unit goes beyond the size you need (which there are handy calculators for) and the proximity to where you live. A major aspect to consider is the amount and type of security for your belongings and when you visit.
When checking out self-storage options, you should see if the property has the following.
24-hour video surveillance - you'll want to know your belongings are being watched even when the facility is closed.
Digital coded & logged access - knowing you get to pick your pin gives you control over who can enter. Having the system track entries lets you see what is always going on around where your stuff is stored.
Individual storage locker alarms - having your storage rental unit on its own alarm system gives you peace of mind knowing you aren't attached to someone else's.
Well-lit - you may need to visit your unit when it's dark out, and being able to see where you are going, and your surroundings will provide added protection.
In addition to seeing if the storage company you are considering has the items listed above, inquire if there are fire alarms, a sprinkler system and if it's gated and fenced. It's also nice to have ground access and heated indoor storage to protect temperature-sensitive belongings.
Checking out what kind of security is available at your unit is crucial, but there are also things you can do to help keep your personal items safe.
Tip #1 - Do not store cash in your unit no matter how secure you think it is
Tip #2 - Do not share your code or key with anyone
Tip #3 - Purchase Insurance. Most storage companies do not insure or take responsibility for your belonging.
Tip #4 - Make a list of your items.
National Storage takes great pride in knowing their customer's belongings are secure. To find out more about the security and safety of National Storage, contact us today.