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Boat and RV Owners Expect the Best When Storing ‘Million-Dollar Babies’

Steve Cooper Comments

Increasingly, city governments and neighborhood associations restrict parking RVs and boats. Consumers often turn to the nearest self-storage facility for help during these in-between times.

Light the Way

Lighting is a key component of security. Criminals are more likely to target a facility with insufficient lighting. Although the monthly energy costs for better lighting will be higher, it is worth it to help cameras capture nighttime views. Plus, effective lighting reduces the chance of vandalism.

Authorized Entry

Access-control devices help manage the property and give you several customer-friendly options. An adequate system that automates the authorization and entry process will significantly reduce crime. Security needs to be included early in the planning stage of a new facility, but upgrades can easily be added to older facilities.

A system with keypad or customer-card entry assures only authorized people can enter the property. Devices should be mounted on a high-low stand at a convenient level for large motor homes and longer-based towing vehicles. Radio frequency transmitters and long-range reading proximity tag readers are an added bonus for frequent customers and make entry and exit easy and convenient.

Let Your Gate Regulate

Unauthorized visitors can try to tailgate a legitimate customer through the entry. Anti-tailgating measures are readily available on the gate operator by including a “quick-close” option. Infrared beams set in pairs at two different heights will deter fence jumpers. The intrusion alert can either make noise that scares intruders away, or can be connected to an alarm company.

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