The security of personal belongings in a storage unit depends on the company’s and customer’s steps to ensure that no theft takes place. As a customer one has to be vigilant to understand the difference between a well-maintained storage facility and one that won’t care about their belonging’s safety.
The right and safe storage units will have the basic features of safety met like having a digital surveillance system that records the activity on property 24 hours a day installed. A digital surveillance is better than a tape storage as it offers good quality video with almost no risk of a coverage lapse.
A 24/7 camera system won’t work if one cannot see the space, so the unit needs to be properly lit. The lights need to function right all the time. The company has to make sure replacements are made in case if there is power problem or a bulb is out. Good exterior lighting will deter trespassing and motion activated interior lighting will make sure all places have sufficient lights all the time.
The facilities should use an access system with a unique access code at gates and doors. Thus if necessary one can review the entries and exits in the property. While the company takes steps to make the unit safe for the belongings, the customer should make sure they purchase a lock that is resistant to bolt cutters and lock tampering. The best buy would be a disc or cylinder lock instead of one with a long shackle.
Also it is necessary to understand what should be put in the lockers. One should definitely not put anything in the storage unit that insurance won’t cover in the event of a loss. And be wary of whom you share the password and even the storage unit address. The culprits turn out to be friends and family most of the time.
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