With technology rapidly evolving, it’s critical self-storage managers and owners be tech-savvy. They should be able to competently navigate their facility’s management software for day-to-day operations and advanced reporting. Many management software programs remain Windows-based platform, but now operators can also choose Web-software applications. Self-storage operators are revamping their websites for better search-engine optimization for organic search results, and some are experimenting with pay-per-click advertising and third-party self-storage directories. Operators are boosting their facility websites to include real-time reservation and payment modules and other customer relationship management systems, along with blogs and articles with tips for consumers. Most operators recognize we live in a world filled with automation and consumers who want what they want when they want it. These operators are experimenting with unmanned sites, including self-storage kiosks and automated self-storage retrieval systems. Self-storage security is no longer restricted to keypad access and security gates. Today’s facilities have sophisticated video-surveillance systems with digital video recorders, individual door alarms, online remote monitoring, unit overlocks and network video recorders.
E-SoftSys Releases iPad, iPhone Applications for Self Storage Manager Software
E-SoftSys, the provider of Self Storage Manager property-management software, released a new set of applications designed to integrate with its program and run on the iPhone and iPad. ...More
OpenTech Releases Self-Storage Kiosk-Usage Stats for First Half of 2010
OpenTech Alliance Inc., producer of INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosks, released detailed kiosk-usage numbers for the first six months of 2010 to demonstrate how consumers are adopting the self-service channel. ...More
The Storage Group Forms, Provides Self-Storage Operators With Internet-Marketing Services
The Storage Group, a division of Resource Technology Management Inc. (RTM), recently formed to provided Internet marketing and value-added consulting services exclusively to the self-storage industry. ...More
Looking for New Self-Storage Management Software?
Evaluating, purchasing and learning self-storage software is a huge undertaking. Operators download demos and talk with software providers to ensure the product they purchase is the right one for their needs. ...More
Smart Storage Concepts Releases Privately Branded Centralized Reservations System
Smart Storage Concepts unveiled a private-labeled Centralized Reservations System (CRS) designed specifically for the self-storage industry this week at Spacesavers Storage in Tampa, Fla. ...More
OpenTech Releases ISeries of Self-Storage Kiosk Management Services
OpenTech Alliance Inc., developer of the INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks and INSOMNIAC Live! call-center services, is launching its new ISeries kiosk-management services, including IReplay, IMobile, and IRemote. ...More
The New ISS Web Experience: Rich Media Website for Self-Storage Professionals
Nearly all businesses function differently in the digital age than they did 10 or even just two years ago. Unless yours is an incredibly “old school” operation, you’ve probably adapted your business rules and product delivery to suit a more tech-savvy and information-hungry ...More
RentPlus Self-Storage Software Acquired by Centershift Inc.
RentPlus, the self-storage management software application produced by Hi-Tech Smart Systems Inc., has been acquired by Centershift Inc., provider of STORE self-storage management software. ...More
Surveillance Photo Captures Van Involved in Burglary at AARK Self Storage
Police in Lubbock, Texas, are looking for a minivan that could be involved in several break-ins at AARK Self Storage in August. ...More
SelfStorage.com Partners With SpareFoot for Online Rentals
SelfStorage.com, a website for self-storage professionals founded by Michael McCune, president of the Argus Self Storage Real Estate Network, has put its online-rental capability in the hands of SpareFoot.com, an online self-storage marketplace. ...More