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.
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
Self-Storage Burglary Results in Northern CA Woman's Arrest
Police arrested a woman in Red Bluff, Calif., after pulling over her car and discovering property that had been reported stolen from a local self-storage facility. ...More
Child Porn Discovered in CA Self-Storage Unit; Former Tenant Arrested
Police in Visalia, Calif., arrested a 58-year-old man after a self-storage auction buyer discovered child pornography within the contents of the man's unit at a Derrel's Mini Storage. ...More
150-Plus Vendors Offer Products and Services at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo
While many self-storage professionals will flock to the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 14-16, to take part in the education program, most are equally eager to meet with industry suppliers in the exhibit hall. ...More
Self-Storage in Laredo, Texas, Raided by Feds
A self-storage facility in Laredo, Texas, was raided by federal agents Wednesday. The facility and a nearby street were closed to traffic. ...More
Police Sift Through Burglary Evidence Found in Connecticut Self-Storage Unit
Police continue to sort through thousands of stolen items found last November in a self-storage unit after they busted a years-long string of burglaries taking place from New York to Rhode Island. ...More
Louisiana Self-Storage Facility Housed Stolen Vehicles, 'Chop Shop'
Sheriffs in Louisiana discovered a "chop shop" for stolen automobiles at a self-storage complex in Marrero, a city across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, late last week. ...More
Canadian Man Faces U.S. Sentencing for Smuggling, Delivering Ecstasy to N.Y. Self-Storage Facility
Sentencing for a Canadian man convicted of smuggling and delivering drugs to a self-storage facility in New York was rescheduled for April 11. ...More
Alabama Couple Sues Sovran Self Storage After Facility Break-In
A couple in Alabama sued Sovran Acquisition Limited Partnership after their property was stolen from a unit at an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage. ...More