• Records Management in Self-StorageSo misunderstood!
    Records Management in Self-StorageSo misunderstood! By Cary McGovern After almost three years of writing columns in Inside Self-Storage, I continue to get questions from owners and operators that show a degree of misunderstanding about how to operate records management in a ...More
    June 1, 2000 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Security and InstallationThe final frontier
    Self-Storage Security and InstallationThe final frontier By Lance Comstock You have read the magazines, gone to the trade shows, and even visited your competitors' facilities to see what they have to offer. You have finally made the decision as to what type of security ...More
    June 1, 2000 Lance Comstock Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Citadel
    Self-Storage Citadel While recently attending the Southwest Self-Storage Conference and Trade Show, presented in Phoenix by the American Mini Storage Association, my curiosity was piqued by one of their choices of speakers. The association had brought on board a Crime ...More
    June 1, 2000 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Customer Storage InsuranceHelp protect yourself against litigation
    Customer Storage InsuranceHelp protect yourself against litigation By David Wilhite Every self-storage facility owner/operator is subject to litigation from tenants who have suffered damage to their goods while in storage. Fortunately, our courts have generally held that ...More
    June 1, 2000 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    Thoughts From the Road By Jim Chiswell I had the recent honor of speaking at the very first conference of the Illinois Self Storage Association (ISSA), which is now just over a year old. The association is off to a good start, with 70 owners/operators and vendor members. I ...More
    June 1, 2000 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Who Wants to Just Persevere?
    Who Wants to Just Persevere? By Harley Rolfe Note: The views expressed in this column are not intended to represent the opinions of Inside Self-Storage or members of its staff. We invite any comments and will present them in a subsequent issue, if appropriate. Are there new ...More
    June 1, 2000 Harley Rolfe Posted in Articles
  • Door AlarmsThe hot new choice in security
    Door AlarmsThe hot new choice in security By Steve Cooper The bottom line is the bottom line in any business. In today's self-storage environment, security sells. Building a safer and more secure facility from the ground up, or upgrading an older site to better keep up with ...More
    June 1, 2000 Steve Cooper Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Locks: Just Another Ancillary?The true story on high-security locking devices
    Locks: Just Another Ancillary?The true story on high-security locking devices By Chris Shope High-security cylinders and padlocks have millions of usable combinations, and are available with or without master keying. The typical self-storage owner may think of padlocks and ...More
    June 1, 2000 Chris Shope Posted in Articles
  • Security and the Self-Storage EnvironmentHardware, software and other options
    Security and the Self-Storage EnvironmentHardware, software and other options By David Reddick Planning the security systems for your self-storage facility has become a rather complex task. The long and short of it is that there are a lot of choices and you will have unique ...More
    June 1, 2000 David Reddick Posted in Articles
  • The Disposable GenerationWho will be next year's self-storage customer?
    The Disposable GenerationWho will be next year's self-storage customer? By Shaun Ferguson I received a funny e-mail the other day that a university had supposedly sent out to professors to help them better identify with the incoming freshman class. After the initial humor ...More
    May 1, 2000 Shaun Ferguson Posted in Articles