Self storage comes in many shapes and sizes, and you can get special storage units from places like American Storage that provide things like climate and temperature control, advanced locking systems and remote monitoring devices. However, what security ultimately boils down to when it comes to storage units, is a strong lock and durable walls. All that smart equipment to keep track of your items and make sure the lock can be accessed electronically will not help much if an intruder can simply break the lock and get in.
A secure storage unit will not only protect you against such intrusion, but also provide you with peace of mind due to the location and placement of the unit. Storage companies that take their work seriously pick areas that are crime-free and that are the most difficult for intruders to use to their advantage. If you inspect the property where your storage unit will be kept, make sure it’s well-lit, guarded, and that it features a sturdy fence and a dependable gate. Ask the storage provider what other security measures they provide and how they protect against people who might think of impersonating you to get in.
These days, the best self storage units provide the sturdiest steel locks and concrete or metal walls. Even with the toughest equipment, you’ll find that whether you get a large vehicle storage unit or a small self storage compartment, it will be very hard for intruders to get in and steal your belongings.