Self-Storage Security

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.


  • Maintaining Sanity While Shopping for DVRs
    "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."~Jimmy Buffet In the world of digital video recording of surveillance cameras, Jimmy Buffet’s lyrics couldn’t ring truer. Gone are yesteryear’s multiplexers, VCRs and composite monitors. Today, we are more concerned with ...More
    March 1, 2007 Jon Mitchell Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Secure Marketing
    You’ve probably heard of DVRs, and maybe people tell you to get one, but what are they and how can they improve your self-storage operations? These devices have a strong security application and add a marketing dimension for storage facilities. Tenants appreciate feeling ...More
    January 2, 2007 Steve Weinstein Posted in Articles, Technology
  • DVR USA
    Today’s storage facilities rely on closed-circuit television (CCTV) to provide 24-hour surveillance, a proven marketing advantage over properties with lesser security. DVR USA now brings its expertise to the self-storage industry, offering the latest in video-compression ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Homeland Security
    Over the past few years, several advisories and bulletins released by the federal government have illustrated the responsibilities of the self-storage industry in securing our homeland and preventing domestic terrorist attacks. In one release, the FBI warned storage ...More
    June 1, 2005 Van Carlisle Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Site Graphics
    Are you doing everything you can to secure your self-storage facility and market your security efforts to prospective tenants? Site security has become the pinnacle concern for many customers. They want to know their property will be safe, so you must do everything possible ...More
    May 1, 2005 Owen Runnals Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com . Q: In the past two months, I've had two keypads at my storage facility knocked over by ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com. Q: I’m having problems with tenants using the dumpster in the back of my facility to ...More
    March 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com . Q: The back drive at our facility is dark, and the camera posted there shows only a ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com . Q: I am thinking about adding keypads at our facility’s gate. My concern is the amount ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com . Q: I am building my third self-storage site. The first two were built with a bare ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Technology