Storage facilities are perfect for individuals with large collections of valuable items such as comics, cards, albums, books and wine. They are also ideal for families who have run out of room for their china sets, electronics, antique furniture and clothes. These types of belongings typically carry great sentimental and monetary value. So, it is important that they are kept safe.
Choose the right lock
Many storage facilities require that you purchase your own lock. Any lock could do the trick, but it is not advisable to purchase a lock that can be easily cut. You might want to consider purchasing a disc lock because they are designed for self-storage facilities. They cannot be removed with bolt cutters and they will not break if struck with a hammer.
Keep accurate records
You should have a list that includes everything you put into storage. This way, you can make sure that your belongings are accounted for each time you visit. This can prove to be a useful preventative measure.
Finding the perfect facility
It is important to choose a storage facility in a neighborhood that you feel safe visiting. You should also inquire while choosing a storage unit if there is staff on hand 24 hours a day to ensure that the facility is secure. Some storage units have security cameras with round-the-clock video surveillance and many require a code to get into the facility before getting near any of the storage units. If you have valuable belongings, choose a location that puts an emphasis on security.
Is it safer than your home?
Unless you have video surveillance, a storage facility is probably safer and more secure than your home. You can take comfort in knowing that your belongings are in a location where they are monitored and protected. Your unit may even have humidity and temperature control to preserve your belongings for as long as they are stored there.
If you still have questions regarding how secure the best storage facilities are, why not take a tour of STORBOX? We have years of experience protecting, securing and preserving our customers’ belongings. We will keep your precious collections and valued items safe and secure.