This scenario happens every day in America: a person rents a mini storage, they put a padlock on their storage unit, they go home, and within the first week they get a phone call saying there has been a break-in at the storage facility and their possessions have been stolen.

No joke! It happens daily across this country.  And why, you ask? Because a large number of storage facilities do not truly offer secure self storage.

That’s what this article is about, safe self storage, self-storage which will give you peace of mind.  We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with safe, inexpensive storage. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about our outstanding mini storage units.

Now, though, let’s talk about secure self storage and what makes a self storage unit truly secure.

The four levels of security in self-storage

No, a padlock is not security in self-storage. A padlock can be cut in a matter of ten seconds.  You need more, much more, in order to sleep at night knowing your possessions are safe.  You need the four levels of security.

First level, a fenced perimeter with only one main access gate for entry and departure.  This, to us, is the bare minimum of security.  If you approach a storage company, and you don’t see a fence surrounding it, keep on driving.

The second level of security is computerized access keys for the main gate and for the individual storage units.  As we stated earlier, padlocks can be cut. Computerized, personal access cards cannot be cut nor can they be copied if lost.

The third level of security is video monitoring covering every nook and cranny of the storage facility.  If you don’t see cameras, keep on driving.

And, the fourth level of security is on-site management.  Nothing says security like a human being.  You would be surprised how many storage companies do not have on-site management.  To our way of thinking, no human beings patrolling the grounds is simply as advertisement for thieves and vandals to come on in and do their thing.

Look for all four levels of security. If all four are not available, keep on driving.

Do your homework before you rent a storage unit

Look around. Shop around. Ask around.  We are talking about your possessions. We are talking about your valuables. We are talking about your collectibles. These things are important to you, and important deserves the best in security.  Auto storage, boat storage, RV storage, collectible storage, heirloom storage, all deserve the absolute best security money can buy.

Don’t settle for second-best

And speaking about money, the four levels of security do not cost any more than three levels, or two, or one.  Keep looking for the very best because the very best, like you will find at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, costs no more than second-best or third-best or fourth-best.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

We have been doing this storage thing for a long time in the Fort Worth area, so obviously we are doing something right. We are locally owned and operated, just a bunch of Texans protecting your possessions while you are away.  Call us if you want secure self storage in the Fort Worth area