LifeStorage Centers LLC, a self-storage operator with 18 facilities throughout Chicagoland, will now provide records-storage management services at all of its locations. Offerings will include “vault” storage rooms compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), document and data destruction, barcode tracking for boxes and files, rush pickup and delivery services, file-indexing services, and an advanced Web-search tool for accessing stored files.
Customers can choose between full- and self-service options. Full service includes confidential file storage, rush pickup and delivery to an archive center, barcode tracking, document-scanning services, and use of a secure file-viewing area. The self-serve option is HIPAA-compliant and allows for easy document retrieval as needed, with individual vault sizes and flexible leasing arrangements.
“The self-service ‘vault’ solution supplies an industry niche that allows customers a new alternative for document storage with the ability to access and store documents without the middleman,” said Matt Clark, vice president of operations.
Each LifeStorage facility provides file boxes and specialized shelving as well as climate control and video surveillance. Once a box is filed and stored, a client can manage his files remotely using the LifeStorage Records Web Locator Tool, which allows him to search through his own files online. The service allows customers to electronically store, track and access their documents. Files can even be scanned or faxed whenever they are needed.
LifeStorage is also offering a record-disposal program, with shredding and destruction services based on personalized corporate-retention schedules.
Life Storage was founded in 2002 by owners Jean Jodoin and Christopher Barry. Information about the company’s new records services can be found at LSRecords.com.