• You’re Being Robbed!
    Every moment a U.S. merchant is robbed via electronic payment systems—totaling $3 billion per week. What’s a merchant to do? First, we must define and understand the problem. Three types of fraud afflict merchants using electronic payment systems: 1. Internal fraud, or ...More
    June 1, 2006 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Escaping Security Nightmares
    Choosing a security vendor with a proven track record and experience installing specialized systems can make the difference between a smooth-running facility and an ongoing maintenance nightmare. Storage security and access-control systems are complex and require intricate ...More
    June 1, 2006 Robert Nattenberg Posted in Articles
  • Reno Rocks! The Biggest, Little City in the World
    It’s not all glamour, glitz and gambling. The town known as the Biggest Little City in the World offers visitors of all ages an array of entertainment outside the casino and convention hall. Blending the best of both worlds, Inside Self-Storage selected Reno, Nev., as its ...More
    June 1, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Operation Security
    Self-storage folks have unique security needs compared to car washing. Here you are, charged with the protection of your clients’ goods. You have to run your operation like a fort: No one can get in unless they have the magic password! Even if they know the magic code, you ...More
    June 1, 2006 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Eliminate 'What Ifs' With Security
    I went to college on the opposite side of the country from my hometown. In the summertime, I’d rent a small storage unit for my meager possessions. Sometime between by junior and senior years, I returned to the 5-by-5 only to find my belongings had been pilfered. My first ...More
    June 1, 2006 Drew G. Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Extra Space to Present at 2006 NAREIT Investor Forum
    Kenneth M. Woolley of Extra Space Storage Inc. will present an overview of the company at the 2006 NAREIT Investor Forum on June 7. ...More
    May 31, 2006 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Heavenly Storage?
    It's not often you see self-storage all rolled up in a neat little package with religion, but a post in today's East Texas Review Gospel News makes an interesting little connection: We don't need to store things on earth because if you're a "good Christian," you're "laying ...More
    May 31, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • It's a Small World, Eh?
    I recently made the strangest industry connection through my personal trainer of all people. Back in March, he was not happy when I had to miss our workouts for a week so I could attend the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Las Vegas. When I returned, he complained about another ...More
    May 31, 2006 Danica Cullins Posted in Blog
  • VVVrrrrroooooom!
    Back on March 30th, I blogged about a storage operator who had concerns about the fact that her income was closely tied to weekly store revenue and the effects increased competition was having on her business. I went on to discuss some unusual, "high-powered" marketing ...More
    May 30, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Remembering Greatness
    Originally called "Decoration Day," Memorial day is a remembrance of individuals who have died serving our country. This weekend, as you plan your BBQs, picnics, parties and other festivities, take just a moment to consider the meaning behind the long-awaited three-day ...More
    May 25, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog