Chicago-based The Lock Up, which operates 30 self-storage facilities in eight states, was recently featured on “NewsWatch,” a 30-minute consumer-oriented television show that airs weekly on ION Network and monthly on FYI Network and the History Channel. Hosted by Susan Bridges, the show regularly features popular technology products and services, as well as travel destinations, health and medical tips, and entertainment interviews.
The Lock Up was reviewed as part of the show’s monthly “Biz Report,” which looks at small- and mid-sized companies that are making waves in their industry. Mallory Sofastaii, a host of “NewsWatch” and a business expert, said the company is “leading the charge” in the self-storage field, setting itself apart via its “eagerness to embrace modern technology.”
Sofastaii specifically called out the company’s new mobile application, available for free on iOS and Android devices, which enables tenants to keep track of their unit numbers and gate-access codes, pay their monthly bill, get directions to their unit, call their facility and more. “It’s a perfect example of a traditional industry using modern technology to create a more accessible and seamless experience for the end user,” Sofastaii said.
Based in Washington, D.C., “NewsWatch” was launched in 1990. It airs on more than 55 broadcast stations. Each edition of NewsWatch is aired more than 240 times, reaching more than 100 million households nationwide, according to the show’s website.
The Lock Up operates 30 facilities comprising more than 1.6 million square feet throughout Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.