When we put our belongings in storage, we assume they will be kept safe. Imagine paying your hard-earned money to keep your belongings protected only to find out that the facility has inadequate security. Not all storage facilities are created equal and some are incapable of keeping their facilities secure. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your storage facility is safe.
Check the Perimeter
Does the storage facility have a fence? Check if it is well maintained or if there are gaps. Is the fence easy to climb or are there deterrents such as razor wire lining or barbed wire? Ideally, the fence near the facility will discourage thieves from coming in on foot.
If the facility does not have a fence, check how strangers can get access to the property. Look at the front entrance and try to evaluate the first line of defense. See if there is an electronically controlled gate or if the door requires a passcode.
Review the Surveillance System
When visiting your local storage facility, look at how many cameras they have and where they are positioned. Look to see if the ways in and out of the facility are monitored. You may find that the facility is unsafe for visitors and incapable of protecting your belongings.
Is the Inside Safe and Secure?
When looking at the hallways and storage rooms, check to see if there are exposed pipes. Check if there are pipes that can burst and cause water damage. It is also advisable to see if there are alarms on the main doors, cameras in the corridors, and security guards patrolling the premises.
Find the Right Place
If you don’t feel safe visiting the facility, your belongings probably are not safe either. Don’t forget to read online reviews and to visit your facility from time to time to ensure that your belongings are still safe and secure. The best facilities will help you safeguard your belongings.
At STORBOX, we prioritize the safety of our patrons’ belongings. Feel free to visit us for a tour of our facilities. We are confident that you will find everything, including our security, to your satisfaction.