What does secure self storage mean to you, the customer? Surely, all self storage is secure, is it not?
Well no, no it is not, and we will talk about, in this article, what it really means to have your possessions safe and sound at storage facilities. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the North Fort Worth area with outstanding storage solutions. Call us at 817-439-1380 for pricing information and availability of secure self storage in Fort Worth.
Secure self storage should mean safety.
It is assumed by the general public that secure self storage offers more security than, say, your garage or your driveway. One would think that safety from vandals, safety from thieves, and safety from the acts of Mother Nature are just expected when one pays for a storage unit.
Always beware when making assumptions. It might surprise you to learn that not all storage spaces offer the same level of protection. Let’s look at the various levels of protection you will find in the self storage industry.
The four levels of storage security to look for.
There are, basically, four levels of security when we talk about secure self-storage:
The first level is a fenced perimeter of the storage property. This is the very least you can expect. With that perimeter fence, anyone can come and go freely, leaving your possessions basically unprotected. A minimum of a six-foot fence, with barbed wire at the top, should enclose the business. Directly related to that, there should only be one access gate to the property, and that gate must require a computerized access card for entry.
The second level of security is video surveillance monitoring. Every nook and cranny of the storage property should be visible on the security monitors, and those monitors need to be, well, monitored by a human being. Otherwise, why have the monitors?
The third level of security is on-site management. Nothing discourages vandals, or thieves, like a human presence.
And, finally, the fourth level of security are individualized access cards for each storage unit and for the main gate. These cards cannot be duplicated, and they are unique to the person using them. It is vitally important that access to the storage areas be limited to only those people actually paying for storage.
Do all storage facilities offer all four levels of security? No, they do not, and that is why we are taking the time, in this article, to point out the importance of those four levels. In this business, you definitely get what you pay for.
We always recommend one last precaution be taken.
Having said all that, we still recommend you obtain renter’s insurance for the term of your rental. It is very inexpensive, and it just offers a final layer of protection which will give you the ultimate in peace of mind. Call your insurance agent for a quote.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated. Call us today about car storage, RV self-storage, boat storage units, and quality storage units for your household possessions. And for the best in South Fort Worth storage, call our sister company, Mouser Self Storage, in Alvarado.