Renting safe self storage is a matter of diligence and determination. In the self storage, with regards to security, all storage facilities are not the same. Consider the following information before choosing a storage facility, and you can call (817) 439-1380 if you have further question.
There are different levels of security in self storage
What does security means when used in advertising? Websters Dictionary says this about security: the state of being free from danger or threat, but there are different levels of security, are there not? Ninety-nine percent of the time your home is secure, but is it as secure as Fort Knox? And is Fort Knox truly secure if it is still susceptible to a bomb attack? So it really comes down to how much security you are willing to pay for in the mini storage business.
Minimum expectations for safe self storage
At the bottom of the security scale we have this: a storage facility where the grounds are fenced, access is gained by going through a locked gate, and each individual storage unit has its own separate lock. Consider this ground zero in storage unit security. The fence will prevent most would-be thieves from entering, and the locked storage doors will slow up and discourage most would-be bad guys. Even if they have a crow bar to break a lock, those metal storage doors are loud when being pried open by a crow bar, and thieves don’t like loud noises.
Moving up the storage unit security scale
Next we have those storage buildings which have video monitoring on the grounds, and that video monitoring cover every inch of the storage facility AND is actually watched by a security guard 24/7. Cameras are nice, but if they are not being watched by someone in authority, they are actually just a minor deterrent. Yes, they can capture a picture of a thief for prosecution at a later date, but if that thief wears a mask and is gone before the police arrive, what good did that surveillance camera actually do?
Top tier in mini storage security
Now we are talking the best of the best. Not only does this storage facility have a gated facility, with individual locks on individual storage lockers, and not only does it have security cameras constantly being monitored, real-time by real people, but they also have live-in management on the property for 24/7 protection and/or a security guard on the premises 24/7. This is as good as it gets for security at a self storage facility, the Fort Knox of self storage. If you find it, and it is affordable, take it!
Any questions? You can call us and we’ll do our best to answer. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, a locally owned and operated self storage facility in Fort Worth. We have been doing the self storage gig for a number of years now, and our goal is to protect the possessions of our neighbors and at the same time provide a fair price and friendly service.
Judging by how long we have been doing this, we evidently are meeting our goal.