• Security Overview
    Other than location, there is nothing more important to maximizing profits and increasing the value of your self-storage facility than installing a state-of-the-art security and access-control system. This article will identify the reasons to install a security and ...More
    June 1, 2002 Michael Frede Posted in Articles
  • Individual Unit Alarms
    Recent events in this country and the world have changed the way people think about security. A certain level of protection is now expected and deserved. Although this may not affect the self-storage industry alone, the consciousness of the public has been altered forever. ...More
    June 1, 2002 John Fogg Posted in Articles
  • $ecurity on a Budget
    A thriving business commands a marketing advantage. In the self-storage industry, that means offering a comprehensive access-control system and state-of-the-art video surveillance. To install a brand-new system, simply call any industry security vendor and ask for its ...More
    June 1, 2002 Doug Carner Posted in Articles
  • Secure Storage
    Security plays a big part in our everyday lives. Especially in large metropolitan areas where crime is more prevalent, becoming a victim is a genuine fear. It is essential for self-storage facilities to offer security that exceeds customer expectations in regard to safety. ...More
    June 1, 2002 Lance Comstock Posted in Articles
  • Remote Management
    You're across town having lunch with a business partner. You open your briefcase and, within seconds, you are both reading an up-to-the-minute analysis of the occupancies and delinquencies at your storage facility. You run a few revenue reports, review the profitability of ...More
    June 1, 2002 Doug Carner Posted in Articles, Technology
  • K-9 Capers
    Security at Valley Warehouse and Storage Co. in Casa Grande, Ariz., has literally gone to the dogs. Looking to combat the usual crimes self-storage facilities face, owner Tom Erwin turned to local law-enforcement agencies for help. But he wasn't looking for more patrol ...More
    June 1, 2002 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage Security Chain
    Think of the security elements of your facility as parts of a chain. Your security system will never be stronger than its weakest link. Let's take a look at each element of that system, and how you can bolster it to maximize effectiveness. Create a Secure Environment The ...More
    June 1, 2002 Richard Morahan and Christopher Shope Posted in Articles
  • Baja Construction Inc.
    Baja Construction Inc., based in Martinez, Calif., is a turnkey carport, metal-building and structure subcontractor. With more than 30 years of experience, Baja has worked on projects in every part of the country, under many different conditions, and has always maintained ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Increase Your Margins by 25 percent
    Commercial records management can yield very high margins. The yield can be maximized by implementation of an operating strategy based on four principles of improved profitability. This article discusses these principles and their net effect on operations. The commercial ...More
    June 1, 2002 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • The Mid-Size Owners Group
    Self-storage ownership generally comprises four broad categories: First are the large, publicly traded companies, and there are only five of these. Next are those companies with more than 10 facilities or 1 million square feet of rentable space. These are not publicly ...More
    June 1, 2002 Elaine M. Foxwell Posted in Articles