StorageTreasures.com, an online-auction website that serves self-storage businesses and auction hunters and recently merged with online-auction company Storage Battles, has partnered with Pop-A-Lock, a nationwide group of locksmiths, to offer lock-cutting, photography and inventory services to self-storage facility operators.
"This added service will bring convenience and a time-saving option to self-storage facility managers who no longer desire to cut their own locks, take pictures and inventory their storage units in preparation for sale," said James Grant, CEO of StorageTreasures. "This will also reduce their liability, as an insured third party will be performing this duty while being observed and witnessed by the facility manager."
StorageTreasures.com is a free storage-auction locator and self-storage facility finder covering the United States and Canada. The website offers auction schedules and site-specific guidelines for auction hunters and self-storage owners. It has more than 4,000 self-storage facilities signed up to hold lien sales online and a database of 800,000 registered buyers nationwide, officials said in a press release. The company averages more than 4,000 online auctions a month and expects to double that this year.
Pop-A-Lock provides 24-hour locksmith services nationwide. It was launched in 1991 when local law-enforcement agents in Lafayette, La., recognized the need for a car locksmith in their community. Since then, the company has grown to become a large professional locksmithing franchise. The original Lafayette location is now the national training facility and corporate headquarters.