The security system at a self-storage facility in Derry, N.H., sustained damage Aug. 15 when a prospective tenant backed into a structure that housed some of the facility’s electronics.
The manager at Derry Self Storage on Windham Road spoke with a man briefly after hours from her kitchen window located above the self-storage office. The man asked about rental rates, then said he’d return.
Manager Barbara Currier discovered the system failure the next morning. The power surge had shut down some of the computer systems in the office, and the facility’s entry keypad wasn’t working properly. After reviewing the facility’s surveillance footage, Currier called police. The surveillance video shows the man attempting a three-point turn and hitting the small structure that stored electronic equipment. The structure resembles parking lot bollards. The man didn’t report the incident to the storage manager or police.
Police were unable to get a clear view of the vehicle’s license plate number. The video has been released through the media encouraging anyone with information to come forward.
The cost of the damage has yet to be totaled. Currier told police the electronic keypad within the structure costs nearly $1,000. Damage was also caused to the facility’s signal to the fire department.