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Security Detail

Amy Campbell

March 3, 2008

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Security Detail

Last week, I began working on our June 2008 issue, our annual Security & Crime Prevention issue. Then this week, I came across this article on TheBostonChannel.com. Police are looking for a man who robbed two employees of Boston Self Storage. The man allegedly entered the facility brandishing a hand gun, then duct-taped the employees. He made off with their wallets, cell phones and $600 in cash.
I can see how a storage facility can seem like an easy target to the average thug looking for a quick payout. The front office is typically secluded and easily accessible. There are usually only one or two employees on duty at any given time during the day. And most would-be robbers know there will be some cash on hand.
But what few perpetrators may realize is more self-storage owners are taking steps to ensure the safety of their customers, employees and property. Digital video surveillance, restricted gate access, panic alarms, biometrics and electronic locks are being used at facilities big and small across the country. High-end security will not only attract a better clientele, it will also deter any baddies looking for a quick score from stepping foot on your property.
For more on security measures you can take today, check out the security section of the ISS article archive. If youve taken some interesting security measures, tell us about it. Just click on the "Leave Comment" link below or drop me an e-mail at [email protected].

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Amy Campbell

Editor, Inside Self Storage

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