It is easy to claim that a company’s self storage is safe self storage, but is it really? Is all safe self storage truly safe and, if not, what needs to happen before it is secure self storage?
That is the question we will tackle in this article, presented to you by Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with the area’s best, most secure self storage. Call us at 817-439-1380 when your storage items deserve the best protection.
What does safe self storage mean?
Our old friend Webster’s Dictionary defines “safe” as: protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost: A key phrase there is “not likely” because, in all honesty, ,it is impossible to completely protect any items in storage facilities. Storage buildings can be the most-secure ever built, and yet an act of nature, like a tornado, can wipe out that security in a matter of seconds.
Still, in almost all situations, the real threat to safe self storage comes from vandalism and theft, so that is what we will concentrate on in this article.
With theft and vandalism as our guiding lights, and considering the four levels of safe self storage we will list next, it becomes very easy to determine which storage facilities are “safe,” and which ones are at risk.
The four levels of safe self storage
From our experience, there are four basic levels of security in self storage:
- A fenced, secure perimeter
- Video surveillance
- Personalized locks for entry to the property and entry to the individual units
- On-site managemet
Anything less than that is not truly secure self storage
When you are looking for self storage, you need to look for a business which has all four levels listed above. The first of those levels is very easy to spot. If there is not a secure fence around the entire business, they are not secure. If there are more than one entry points to the property, they are less than secure.
Once they have passed that test, next look for surveillance cameras. They should cover every square inch of the property, and those cameras need to be monitored, and not simply mounted and ignored.
A truly secure self storage company will have personalized, computer access cards for each customer; those cards cannot be copies and are virtually foolproof.
And, finally, the active and constant presence of employees at the self storage company is crucial. Nothing deters thieves and vandals like a walking, talking human being.
Can a company be safe and secure if they are missing one of the four levels? If it is the first level, the locked fence, our answer is no. What we can say, with complete certainty, is that the level of security increases with each of the four security measures mentioned above, and your stored items deserve all four levels of security.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated and yes, we have all four levels of security, so that you can rest assured that our self storage is safe self storage. Call us today and ask about storage unit sizes and prices.