When you are investing in a self-storage unit, one of your primary concerns is the safety and security of your personal belongings. There are a number of other factors that you should carefully analyze when you are shopping for the perfect self-storage location, ranging from price, location and convenience, but remember, even if a location scores perfect marks in every other category, it must also be safe and secure. Otherwise there is no point storing there! Here at Allstate Self-Storage, the security of your belongings is always out #1 concern. In our blog today, we will discuss safety and security with self-storage facilities.
Locking it up
When security experts talk about what it takes to keep things absolutely secure, whether it is a home, a storage unit, or a bank vault, they talk about layers of security. There isn’t one easy, cure-all solution to security. It is important to have multiple layers of deterrents. Each addition layer a potential thief faces, increases the odd of failure and abandonment. At a self-storage facility, the individual owners of each storage unit are responsible for buying a lock. This is the bedrock of security. Only you should have the key. One backup should be held somewhere very safe.
Studies have shown that video monitoring is one of the most important elements involved in deterring a thief. If they know they are being recorded, they act nervous, and unsure. The odds are, they won’t even try anything. Plus, with video surveillance and monitoring, you have a good chance of catching someone in a worst case scenario in which something is stolen.
A Barrier to Entry
Of course, our primary means of security is establishing a barrier to entry. Every single Allstate Self-Storage facility features state-of-the-art security.