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.
Thieves Break Into Units, Vehicles at Charlotte, NC, Self-Storage Facility
A thief broke into several storage units and vehicles at Budget Self Storage in Charlotte, N.C., last week, according to police. ...More
Men Indicted for Self-Storage Burglaries in New Mexico
Two men in Alamogordo, N.M., were indicted by a grand jury April 4 on 16 felony counts stemming from a residential break-in and burglaries at Shuttle Mini Storage. ...More
April 11, 2011
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Police Arrest One, Search for Another Self-Storage Burglar in Kingsport, Tenn.
Last week police in Kingsport, Tenn., arrested a man suspected burglarizing American Storage of 1305 East Stone Drive, and issued a warrant for a second suspect. ...More
Dyno-Store Self Storage Owner Reports Attempted Break-In
The owner of Dyno-Store Self Storage in Greencastle, Ind., called police after she noticed damage to a unit door. ...More
NY Police Search for Soldier Involved in Shooting at Self-Storage Facility
Police are still looking for a man involved in a shooting Sunday at a ABC Self-Storage in Watertown, N.Y. ...More
Burglar Locked in Missouri Self-Storage Unit
An attempted burglary at a self-storage facility in St. Joseph, Mo., went awry when the alleged burglar became locked inside the unit. ...More
Summer Camp Supplies Stolen From Picayune, Miss., Self-Storage Facility
A storage unit at Southern Mini Storage in Picayune, Miss., containing equipment for the Picayune Police Department’s summer camp was recently burglarized. ...More
Police Investigate 9 Burglaries at Public Storage Facility in Fremont, Calif.
Police are investigating nine burglaries at a Public Storage facility in Fremont, Calif. A victim of the burglaries told KTVU thieves had cut the lock on her unit and replaced it with another. ...More
March 21, 2011
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Former Self-Storage Employee Arrested and Charged With Stealing Items From Units
A former employee of a self-storage facility in Sierra Vista, Ariz., has been arrested and charged with burglary following an investigation into several unit break-ins. ...More
Who’s Minding the Self-Storage Store When You’re Away?
As on-site managers we’re always vigilant with our properties, but with the public nature of “checking in,” location-tagged photos, Tweets and more I find myself giving the topic of leaving the site a bit more thought. ...More