Self-storage customers are concerned about the safety of their goods in storage, and security has become a non-negotiable amenity at any self-storage facility. Most self-storage owners and operators invest in some form of access control including perimeter fencing, access gates and keypads. Others install security equipment and features including wireless door alarms, video surveillance, digital video recorders, motion-sensor beams, and site-graphics displays. More and more self-storage owners are exploring top-level security options such as biometrics and off-site monitoring. Crime prevention in self-storage is a burgeoning issue as more and more incidents of theft, arson and vandalism are reported every year.
Security System at N.H. Self-Storage Facility Damaged in Hit and Run
The security system at Derry Self Storage in Derry, N.H., sustained damage Aug. 15 when a prospective tenant backed into a structure that housed some of the facility’s electronics. ...More
Michigan Men Arrested for Breaking Into 60 Self-Storage Units
Two men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into 60 self-storage units at APS Mini Warehouse and Northend Storage in Gaylord, Mich. ...More
Designing a Successful Wine-Storage Area in Self-Storage Facilities
Wine-storage customers want the same basic services as self-storage customers: easy access, clean and safe facilities, and reasonable prices. But they also want the comfort of knowing the facility operator has correctly completed the climate-control aspects of the ...More
Thieves Break Into 60 Units in Gaylord, Mich.
Sixty total self-storage units at two different facilities were broken into last week in Gaylord, Mich., and investigators belief the crimes were committed by the same felons. ...More
No Charges Filed for Stabbing at All-American Self Storage in CA
The district attorney in San Mateo has no plans to file criminal charges against a man involved in the stabbing of another man at All-American Self Storage in San Mateo, Calif. ...More
Ohio Self-Storage Facility Hit Twice in June By Thieves
Bill’s Mini Storage in Licking County, Ohio, was burglarized twice in June. ...More
23 Units Burglarized at Lake Julian Storage in Cary, Ill.
Locks were forcibly removed from 23 self-storage units at Lake Julian Storage in Cary, Ill., between Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to police. ...More
Estimated $15K in Goods Stolen From A-1 Mini Storage in Oakhurst, Calif.
Thieves broke into A-1 Mini Storage in Oakhurst, Calif., and stole an estimated $15,000 in goods. ...More
Onsite Fist Fight: Read About the Facility Melee on Self-Storage Talk
Those in self-storage, especially facility managers, have some crazy, unbelievable stories. It's why the Tales from the Trenches section exists on Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the industry. The latest radical tale comes from a manager who once got in a ...More
FEMA Documents, Laptop Found in Abandoned Self-Storage Unit in Texas
Two men in Texas discovered documents belonging to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when they purchased the contents of a self-storage unit at an auction. ...More