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.
Man Charged With Self-Storage Break-Ins in Ione, Calif.
Sheriff’s deputies in Amador County, Calif., arrested a man for repeated break-in at Fred's Mini Storage near Ione, Calif. ...More
May 16, 2011
Posted in News
Michigan Police Arrest Men in Self-Storage Theft Spree
Police in Gaylord, Mich., arrested two men on May 6 for allegedly orchestrating a self-storage theft spree resulting in thousands of dollars of stolen items, including jewelry, collectible comic books and baseball cards, tools, guitars, and a big-screen TV. ...More
New Advances in Self-Storage Security: Mobile-to-Mobile Alert Systems
The latest security technology to be featured at self-storage facilities across the nation is radio frequency (RF) wireless-alert systems. These high-tech systems are capable of warning self-storage tenants by text-message notification whenever there’s a possible intrusion ...More
Brothers Arrested in Connecticut Self-Storage Theft
Police arrested two brothers in Manchester, Conn., for theft at a self-storage facility and for damaging a motorcycle and car. ...More
Self-Storage Security: Choosing the Real Deal
When it comes to security, self-storage operators walk a fine line between faking it and having the real deal. ...More
Video: Police in Oklahoma Bust Self-Storage Theft Ring
Police in Tulsa, Okla., busted a self-storage theft ring that required the suspects to become tenants and rob other units. ...More
Giving Your Self-Storage Security System a 'Wellness Checkup'
However helpful your self-storage security system has been to this point, times are changing and technology has become more advanced. But before you think about upgrades, it’s cost-effective and in the best interest of your self-storage facility to schedule a thorough ...More
30 Kilos of Cocaine Discovered in Washington, D.C.-Area Self-Storage Unit
A large amount of cocaine was recently discovered in a Washington, D.C.-area self-storage unit during an undercover operation. ...More
North Carolina Self-Storage Owner Admits to Using Fake Cameras
A self-storage owner in Rural Hall, N.C., admitted to a local television station the security cameras perched atop his facility are fake. ...More
Car Chase Ensues After Possible Self-Storage Break-In in Texas
A possible theft at a self-storage facility in Beaumont, Texas, turned into a police chase Sunday. ...More