• Marketing Limelight
    Customers turn to a Yellow Pages directory when they need a specific product or service. While Yellow Pages are the No. 1 medium to attract new storage customers, other advertising methods can also produce results. What works the best? Persistence Pays Off With any print ...More
    June 1, 2007 Sue Weinman Posted in Articles
  • Security Goes Wireless
    To quote the great Bob Dylan, “Your old road is rapidly agin’. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend a hand for the times they are a-changin’.” I’m sure Dylan didn’t have hardwired door-alarm systems in mind when he penned these classic lyrics 1964; but ...More
    June 1, 2007 Randy Johnston Posted in Articles
  • Thoughts From the Road
    When I talk to owners across the country about security, the discussion usually turns to video cameras, gate operators and software. We all need to expand our thinking to include all operational aspects of our facilities. Customer records, for example, should be integral to ...More
    June 1, 2007 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Adventures in Storage
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • World View
    Canada’s First Storage REIT Expands InStorage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) agreed to purchase a portfolio of 11 self-storage properties in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $110 million. The facilities operate under ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • From the Editor
    I have a security system installed in my home and a safe for important documents. I also keep a baseball bat and several blades stashed throughout the house. My truck is fitted with an alarm system and LoJack. My PC and laptop are password-protected, as is my cell phone. ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Electronic Door Locks
    Self-storage experiences growing demands from customers for increased convenience, security and accessibility. The industry is also under mounting financial pressure due to increasing fixed and variable costs. To compete, many owner/ operators are entering the era of ...More
    June 1, 2007 Tim Seyfarth Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Special Operations
    Most self-storage operators don’t regularly audit their operations. Unfortunately, if you’re not reviewing key areas, you’re most likely failing to make necessary improvements as well. Without an audit, it’s difficult to identify and improve functions that lead to increased ...More
    June 1, 2007 Brad North 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. Salkovitch Joins Supply Source One Gregg Salkovitch, a ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com . Facility Launches Online RV/Boat Survey Lake Havasu RV & Boat Storage of Lake Havasu, Ariz., launched a survey designed to gather data on facilities that offer boat and RV storage. This information will help ...More
    June 1, 2007 Posted in Articles