• 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
  • For Sale
    Many state statutes governing self-storage have a section on auctioning goods. Generally, sales are required to be “commercially reasonable.” Many operators don’t understand just what those two words mean, and they conduct their lien sales in different ways. For example, ...More
    July 10, 2006 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Reno-Sparks, Nev.
    The area along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada is growing, according to metropolitan area statistics. Beyond being a gaming destination with world-class vacation and recreational amenities, the region is home to a thriving business ...More
    July 10, 2006 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development