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.
Vans Stolen From Self-Storage Facilities, Police Investigate Possible 9/11 Anniversary Threat
The theft of two vans from New Jersey-area self-storage facilities is being investigated by police concerned about 9/11 anniversary threats. The thefts were not connected to any specific plot, but had unusual circumstances, police said. ...More
9/11 and Self-Storage Security: What’s Changed?
It's been 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack, but the need to be vigilant is still very real. Read what self-storage operators think about today's facility security measures and how that fateful day shaped the way operators rent units. ...More
7 Units at Highway 365 Self Storage in Arkansas Burglarized
Seven units at Highway 365 Self Storage in Conway, Ark., were broken into Monday. The manager of the facility, located at 1555 S. Highway 365, called police after she noticed several locks had been cut off the unit doors. ...More
Third Man Arrested in 60-Unit Self-Storage Break-In in Michigan
A third man has been arrested in the Aug. 10 break-in of 60 self-storage units in Gaylord, Mich. Police arrested Joseph Iseler, 18, on Aug. 18 in connection with the break-in of 49 units at APS Mini Warehouse on East Sixth Street and 11 units at Northend Storage on Fairview ...More
Man Charged With Self-Storage Break-Ins in Arkansas
A man in Mountain Home, Ark., has been arrested in connection with several break-ins at area self-storage facilities. ...More
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