Insurance


  • MiniCo Solicits Submissions from Florida Insurance Agents
    Phoenix-based MiniCo Inc. is actively soliciting submissions from insurance agents who represent self-storage properties in Florida. ...More
    August 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Products
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Trac-Rite ZAP Motor Operator Trac-Rite Door Inc. introduces the new ZAP space-saving motor ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Eyes Have It
    Some might argue security systems have changed more than anything else in the self-storage business. The evolution has been good for customers, the industry’s image and insurance companies. Brief History Basic security features appeared on the scene fairly early. Open ...More
    June 1, 2006 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Eliminate 'What Ifs' With Security
    I went to college on the opposite side of the country from my hometown. In the summertime, I’d rent a small storage unit for my meager possessions. Sometime between by junior and senior years, I returned to the 5-by-5 only to find my belongings had been pilfered. My first ...More
    June 1, 2006 Drew G. Whitney Posted in Articles
  • The Role of the Building in Records Storage
    Did you know your building has a significant impact on the success of your records-storage business? The design, structure and appearance can influence every aspect of the business including sales, marketing, insurance, operations, utilities and much more. It’s the keystone ...More
    May 1, 2006 Lee Miller Posted in Articles
  • Speaking of Sales...
    Self-storage titillates investors’ appetites because there are so many ways to push profits. On one hand, this is a demand-driven business that people need. Study your market correctly, build a nice facility on a good piece of ground, and customers will come to you. Once ...More
    April 1, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • HI-Tech Joins OpenTech Partner Program
    HI-Tech Smart Systems Inc. has joined the OpenTech Alliance Partner Program so users of its RentPlus software can take advantage of the INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosk. ...More
    March 23, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Managing Your Operational Risks
    As a self-storage owner or investor, you’ve taken a risk on a growing asset that should generate profit for an unforeseen period of time; and you want to protect that investment from potential loss. This is where risk management becomes an important aspect of your business. ...More
    March 1, 2006 Mike Gong Posted in Articles
  • A Pair of Protective Programs
    We’re well into the first quarter of 2006, and I’m willing to bet that some of your New Year’s resolutions disappeared faster than the holiday leftovers. It happens to all of us—we make big goals to start fresh in January, and then life goes back to its hectic pace. Grand ...More
    March 1, 2006 J.R. Lewinson Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Insights: Key Provisions of Your Rental Agreement
    When you apply for insurance for your self-storage business, the insurer will usually ask for a copy of your current rental agreement. Why is this document part of the underwriting process, and what is the insurance company looking for? Key lease provisions reduce ...More
    March 1, 2006 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles