• Selecting a Computer System
    While most people developing a new facility consider computer-system decisions an afterthought, you’ll save time and money if you begin the process long before breaking ground. The computer system includes hard drives, network cabling, switches, routers, backup devices, ...More
    September 21, 2006 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Set Your Sites on Security
    Kevin Nannis has owned and operated Security Products Unlimited LLC for nearly seven years. The company specializes in self-storage security. Based in Phoenix, with offices in California, Missouri and Canada, Security Products Unlimited offers one-stop shopping for keypads, ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 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. IREM Recognizes Staffers Awards were presented at Investment ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Unlock the Secret to Security Sales
    Not long ago, I visited the self-storage business of an old friend. While waiting in the office until he was free, I listened to one of his veteran employees tell a middle-aged couple how the facility was secured. He did such a fine job of explaining it, the man exclaimed, ...More
    September 21, 2006 Roy Katz Posted in Articles
  • So, You Wanna Build Some Storage?
    As of this writing, I’m freshly returned from our latest tradeshow, the ISS Reno Expo, where I sat in on most of the Development & Construction education track. The Reno attendees were overwhelmingly would-be developers doing their homework. I don’t think I’ve ever seen ...More
    September 21, 2006 Kimberly Hundley Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 NEWS
    ISS Launches New Website Inside Self-Storage, provider of a monthly magazine, bi-annual tradeshows and a host of educational services for the self-storage industry, launched a new website rich with features at www.insideselfstorage.com. Some of the site’s valuable resources ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • 09/06 REAL ESTATE
    Locke Acquisition Group represented Sovran Self Storage Inc.in the purchase of six storage properties, adding 349,000 square feet to the company’s portfolio. The combined value of the properties is approximately $23.5 million. Each store will operate as Uncle Bob’s Self ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • STORAGE SPEAK
    This issue of Inside Self-Storage focuses on construction and development—a sizzling industry topic. Easily half the inquiries we receive are about choosing a storage site, buying land or facilities, and constructing new buildings. The process is chock-a-block with ...More
    September 21, 2006 Teri L. Lanza, ISS Business Development Manager Posted in Articles, Development
  • ISS FLASH REPORT
    Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses El Paso County, sits at the foot of Pikes Peak in east central Colorado, approximately 70 miles south of Denver. The area was established as a posh resort community teeming with activities and attractions—and ...More
    September 21, 2006 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • 09/06 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. Barantec Inc. Everswitch Keypads Barantec Inc. has developed a specialized keypad system ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology