• Welcome to our blog sponsor, USstoragesearch.com!
    The Storage Speak Blog was launched more than a year ago, in February 2006. It's a little amazing to me that it has flourished and I've managed to find relatively consistent blog fodder over time. A blog is a big commitment. Unlike a journal that politely collects dust and ...More
    June 1, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at www.insideselfstorage.com, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Managing for Dollars
    The right rental office software can go a long way toward increasing site profitability. Don’t use price as the determining factor when evaluating new software. Before you buy, run the demo, call the vendor for a tour and explanation of benefits, and ask lots of questions. ...More
    June 1, 2007 Linnea Appleby Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Development
  • CCTV: Separating Fact and Fiction
    When I visit with clients about CCTV (closed-circuit television) systems, I become aware of just how influential the movie and television industry is. There are things that are real and things that are not, but sometimes it gets hard to tell which is which. What we see in ...More
    June 1, 2007 Chester Gilliam Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Table of Contents - June 2007
    Security-System Components Read this primer to learn essentials for young self-storage developments. By John Fogg Security Goes Wireless Learn the steps for successfully converting from a hardwired system to wireless. By Randy Johnston High-Speed Security Use new trends in ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Right Security Vendor
    The self-storage industry is one-of-a-kind. The time, energy and money that goes into the design and planning of a new state-of-the-art facility or the renovation of an existing building are critical to success. One of the biggest selling features for any self-storage ...More
    June 1, 2007 Robert J. Walker Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Real Estate Roundup
    This month, I gathered real estate experts to discuss self-storage in the North-Central United States. Let’s hear what our local experts have to say about their respective cities and regions during these unique economic times. Our panel includes: Bruce Bahrmasel, The ...More
    June 1, 2007 Michael L. McCune Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Electronic and Cylinder Locks: Working Together
    “Electronic door locks? They allow me to go fishing.” That’s what Page Rush, owner of Cornville Country Storage in Arizona, has to say about electronic door locks. His 185-unit rural facility is automated with a self-storage kiosk, keypad-controlled gate, surveillance ...More
    June 1, 2007 Rich Morahan Posted in Articles, Technology
  • High-Speed Security
    Do you understand the latest security technology available to the self-storage industry? Have your vendors explained its importance or how you can save money and create a more efficient service for customers? The latest trends in self-storage connectivity have a long track ...More
    June 1, 2007 Mark Byrne-Quinn Posted in Articles, Technology