• 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
  • The Skinny on Compliance
    Until recently, compliance for acceptance of Visa and MasterCard was at best voluntary and at worst ignored. This is no longer the case; failure to comply with the regulations set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standard can lead to termination of card ...More
    July 10, 2006 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • News
    ISS Launches Self-Storage Training Institute Inside Self-Storage officially launched its Self-Storage Training Institute (SSTI) at www.selfstorageeducation.com. The new website provides quality education resources for self-storage managers, operators and owners. Current ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Pacing Price Increases
    Raising rents to increase self-storage income is a common business practice. Yes, we can keep a close eye on operating expenses and look for deals on supplies and services, but that alone won’t be enough to improve net income. To keep pace with cost increases, we have to ...More
    July 10, 2006 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Media Watch
    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 Watch is devoted to policing ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles