• Ice to Eskimos
    ... Ice to Eskimos By Tron Jordheim You’ve heard it said about a salesperson: “He can sell ice to Eskimos.” Usually, we take this to mean the person is so good at persuasion, so hypnotically dazzling, that he can sell people things they don’t need. The quote is usually ...More
    June 1, 2004 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Store Softly and Carry a Big...
    Store Softly and Carry a Big... I recently acquired a new employee who has been extremely proactive in learning as much as she can about the self-storage business. We spent one afternoon discussing trends in the industry and the politics of storage development. Then the ...More
    June 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 06/2004: Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com.  Q: I own a facility in Nebraska and am having the biggest problem with people ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Development, Technology
  • Beating the Bad Guys
    Beating the Bad Guys Keep them from breaking—and moving—in By Grady Carlson Drug labs, chop shops, explosives...In 2004, self-storage security means a lot more than keeping the bad guys from breaking in. It also means keeping them from moving in. To do both, you need ...More
    June 1, 2004 Grady Carlson Posted in Articles
  • Surveillance Tapes: Maintenance, Retention and Backup
    Surveillance Tapes: Maintenance, Retention and Backup By Amy Brown In addition to access controls and alarm systems, self-storage owners are increasing their use of video surveillance for added security and protection. Surveillance cameras can ensure the safety of staff and ...More
    June 1, 2004 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • CCTV and the Age of Digital
    CCTV and the Age of DigitalVideo surveillance evolves for better facility protection By Van Carlisle In an increasingly competitive industry, selfstorage owners and operators strive to make the process of storing goods as easy and convenient as possible for customers. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Security and Business Threats
    Security and Business Threats By Fred Grauer The whole issue of security has become pretty frightening. It wasn’t long ago that I, like a lot of guys, was convinced I shared many traits with Superman—you know: invincible, able to leap over tall buildings, faster than a ...More
    June 1, 2004 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Security-System Basics
    Security-System BasicsUnderstanding components, choosing a vendor and bringing it all together By Joe Burt In the course of planning the “perfect” self-storage facility, there is one component common to top-shelf projects: security. This can be as simple as perimeter ...More
    June 1, 2004 Joe Burt Posted in Articles
  • Tee Time
    Tee TimeSelf-storage professional teaches kids golf basics By Amy Campbell About three years ago, Allen Perreault, a former golf pro, again found himself spending a lot of time on the green. The installation manager for U. S. Door & Building Components Inc., an Orlando, ...More
    June 1, 2004 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 06/2004: The Southeast
    The Southeast By Michael L. McCune This month, I gathered real estate experts to discuss the state of self-storage in the Southeast. Let’s hear what they have to say about their respective cities and regions. Our panel of brokers includes: Bill Barnhill, Omega Properties, ...More
    June 1, 2004 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles