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  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to Q: My husband and I are thinking about purchasing some land to build our first ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Security as a Marketing Tool
    When storage renters are surveyed as to why they chose a particular facility, two reasons are always at the top of the list: proximity (convenience) and security. If you're right around the corner from where someone lives, you're probably going to get his business. If you ...More
    June 1, 2003 Fred Gleeck Posted in Articles
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to What should I look for in an access-control keypad for my site? I currently have about 25 ...More
    June 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Facility Communications Systems
    In today's competitive environment, exceptional customer service is what makes a self-storage facility stand out from the rest. One of the most effective ways to promote exceptional service is a state-of-the-art communications system. The quality of the security system you ...More
    June 1, 2003 Karen Genualdi and Courtney Doerfler Posted in Articles, Technology
  • What's New in CCTV Technology
    Three words can describe the new technological innovations happening in the CCTV industry: digital, digital, digital! Everywhere you look there is some sort of new digital product or technological innovation on the market that offers to make a video-surveillance system ...More
    June 1, 2003 Jon Mitchell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • SnoBlox
    SnoBlox is a clear snow guard, molded of polycarbonate, which sits in the flat part of a metal-roofing panel. SnoBlox is a scrutinizing owner's choice for an inconspicuous, high-quality and economical solution for controlling the dangerous release of snow and ice on glossy ...More
    June 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Think Before You Install
    Many initial plans for self-storage projects have one thing in common: They give no forethought to the type or placement of security equipment the facility will use. In most cases, the owner wants a security system, but has no real concept of what it takes to put one in ...More
    June 1, 2003 Chester Gilliam Posted in Articles
  • Field of Dreams
    Men in authentic 1920s wool baseball uniforms emerge from thick stalks of corn. They quickly take the field for some boisterous innings of America's favorite pastime. This isn't the famous Lansing Farm from the movie Field of Dreams, and Rogers Strickland isn't Ray ...More
    June 1, 2003 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Nothing but the Facts
    The simple truth is business-records storage fits well into the existing operation of many self-storage facilities. Although it is quite different from self-storage in many ways, it has similar components. It takes only a shift in perspective and a desire to achieve higher ...More
    June 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Set 'Em Up and Sell 'Em On: Euro Self-Storage
    When referring to self-storage, the phrase "set 'em up and sell 'em on" makes the whole business sound so simple. Last year's acquisition of Aardvark Self Storage Ltd. and Rent-A-Space by Mentmore PLC demonstrated the "sell-out" most dream of may have been oversold. But the ...More
    June 1, 2003 Andrew Donaldson Posted in Articles, Development