Features/Columns


  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2001: Fire Prevention & Safety
    Fire Prevention & Safety By David Wilhite Fire Prevention Week is held each year to commemorate one of the worst fires in American history--the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. According to popular legend, at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, a cow in a barn behind Katherine ...More
    July 1, 2001 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Getting Started
    Getting StartedSelecting a solid site for a new self-storage business By Harold C. Leslie In today's market, it is more important than ever to do your homework before investing in a new self-storage project. Unlike the early days where you could build a project and expect ...More
    July 1, 2001 Harold C. Leslie Posted in Articles, Development
  • Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Storage
    Seven Deadly Sins of Self-StorageAre you really recession-ready? By R.K. Kliebenstein Talk of recession is in the air. Whether you are a seasoned operator or the newest store in lease-up, this has to be a subject of interest. Have you already prepared for an economic ...More
    July 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles
  • Steel Storage Group
    Steel Storage GroupA global player One of the true international builders of self-storage facilities, the Steel Storage Group is an award-winning global company currently experiencing strong growth in exports to international markets. From its head office and manufacturing ...More
    July 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Secure Your Self-Storage Investment
    Secure Your Self-Storage InvestmentHardware, software and peace of mind By John Fogg Building the plan for your security system at a self-storage site can be a monumental task. More and better technology is being developed in the security industry, and some of it will apply ...More
    June 1, 2001 John Fogg Posted in Articles
  • Wireless Door Alarms
    Wireless Door AlarmsBy R.K. KliebensteinThe self-storage industry is always looking for a "better mousetrap." After careful consideration of the merits of individual door alarms, I went to the marketplace to get as much information as I could about the wireless version. ...More
    June 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Potential
    Paris, France By R.K. Kliebenstein I recently returned from the annual conference and tradeshow of the Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom and Europe, held in Brussels, Belgium. While on the east side of the "big pond," I met with clients in France to ...More
    June 1, 2001 R.K. Kliebenstein Posted in Articles, Development
  • Individual Unit Alarms
    Individual Unit AlarmsSecurity, revenue opportunities and a marketing advantage By Douglas Carner Is your self-storage facility secure? Are you sure? Any potential thief can rent a storage unit. This provides a convenient place for him to store goods he steals from other ...More
    June 1, 2001 Douglas Carner Posted in Articles
  • A-Lert Building Systems
    A-Lert Building SystemsProviding quality, service and performance A-Lert Building Systems, a division of Centurion Industries Inc., is a San Antonio-based manufacturer, supplier and erector of pre-engineered self-storage and commercial buildings. Bringing considerable ...More
    June 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Facility Communications Systems
    Facility Communications SystemsThe fastest, easiest route to value-added service and security By Lance Comstock One of the most effective ways to move your self-storage facility into a class of its own is the installation of a state-of-the-art communications system. Yes, ...More
    June 1, 2001 Lance Comstock Posted in Articles, Technology