• 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
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Records Storage
    Contrary to some beliefs, we’ve found a wide variety of agents in both large and small storage markets. By definition, an agent is “a person or business authorized to act on another’s behalf.” Hence, an agent sales representative is simply “an individual or a business that ...More
    May 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • The Marketing-Technology Twist
    Are you aware that large self-storage organizations have certain methods to increase their revenues and profits that less-experienced facilities haven’t yet had a chance to discover? The big operators benefit from economies of scale. They have access to plenty of human and ...More
    May 1, 2007 Derek Naylor and Terry Bagley Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Windows Vista
    Windows Vista is unlike any past Microsoft operating system. The new release is described as “the most reliable, secure and easy-to-use product in the history of Microsoft Windows products.” Does this mean you have to have it? As a Microsoft partner, I’ve been reviewing ...More
    May 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Protecting Your Customers’ Identity
    Self-storage businesses accumulate a variety of personal information about customers, including driver’s license, Social Security and credit card numbers, addresses and phone numbers. Keeping this data poses a potential problem: If we don’t take steps to protect it, we risk ...More
    May 1, 2007 Michael Richards Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Product Showcase
    Responding to the request from a large number of self-storage operators and developers, Sentinel Systems has entered the wireless door-alarm race with the completion and official release of a new wireless door-alarm system. Sentinel Systems was compelled to implement the ...More
    May 1, 2007 David Essman Posted in Articles
  • A VIEW FROM THE STREET
    It’s hard to find a person without a favorite time of the year. Ski and snow sports buffs can’t wait for winter. Some favor springtime for its sense of renewal. The summer entices us with warm weather, vacations and outdoor activities. Others prefer the fall season with the ...More
    May 1, 2007 Neal Gussis and Minh Tran Posted in Articles
  • 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
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT
    Boomerang Self Storage Automation introduces Automated Locker Retrieval (ALR) technology to take the storage industry to the next competitive level. Unlike conventional multistory storage centers, an ALR-equipped facility allows the customer to access the unit on demand via ...More
    May 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • SPECIAL OPERATIONS
    Five vital steps can take your self-storage operation to a new level of profitability. In fact, if these areas become a main focus of senior management, the business will improve net operating income on a regular basis. Step 1: Training First off, make sure you’ve hired the ...More
    May 1, 2007 Brad North Posted in Articles