• Just one more week in the Phoenix heat...
    One week from today will find me on a plane headed for the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno, and it just doesn't seem possible. Once summer hits us in Phoenix (oh, sometime around February), it becomes difficult to decipher between days and months. They meld together like ...More
    July 11, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Sorry, New Jerseyans
    Saturday's a big day for New Jersey businesses. Whether they like it or not, July 15th marks the start date of a statewide sales-tax increase from 6 percent to 7 percent. And that's not all. Storage operators get theirs on October 1, when the new tax will be levied on a ...More
    July 11, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • News Around the World
    Armadillo Self Storage Expands in U.K. Edinburgh, Scotland-based Armadillo Self-Storage struck a deal in April worth nearly £2 million to buy Dundee, Scotland-based Asterix Storage, The Edinburgh Evening News reports. Armadillo, run by entrepreneur Alister Jack, made the ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Sentinel Systems Corp.
    Sentinel Systems Corp. was a pioneer in the early years of self-storage. Founded in 1975 by Buzz Victor as Mini Storage Alarm, the company developed the industry’s first security and access control, and has been providing cutting-edge security solutions and property ...More
    July 10, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Storage Speak
    By now you know we’re heading to Reno-Tahoe for the next Inside Self-Storage Expo on July 19-22. What you may not realize, however, is this isn’t a new offering. It isn’t a “summer expo added to the already stellar lineup of ISS trade events.” No. It’s our fall show turned ...More
    July 10, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Surprising Submarket
    San Francisco is beautiful in the spring. When the rain holds, the weather is clear and crisp, the foliage green and lovely. It’s amazing to think the whole city was built after 1906, when the earthquake and fires whipped out the old San Francisco. Self-storage is just one ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Is Your Retail Space Worn Out?
    It was raining when I discovered the hole in my shoe. If it weren’t for the dampness, I might not have noticed it. At the office, people said, “I thought you knew, so I didn’t say anything.” The next day, the shoe-repair man asked why I hadn’t come in sooner. So, what does ...More
    July 10, 2006 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • DVR USA
    Today’s storage facilities rely on closed-circuit television (CCTV) to provide 24-hour surveillance, a proven marketing advantage over properties with lesser security. DVR USA now brings its expertise to the self-storage industry, offering the latest in video-compression ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Janus International Corp. New Drum Wheel, Replacement Door Kit Janus International, a leading ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Jack Davis Davis Wins BETCO Sales Award Jack Davis has been ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles, Construction