Wednesday 9 December 2015

4 Effective Ways To Secure Your Self Storage Facility

Is you storage warehouse strong enough to entice quality tenants and frighten off the goons? As per SpareFoot’s consumer survey, they see security as the second most important factor in choosing self-storage behind price and ahead of place, access hours, hygiene and friendliness.

That being said, it becomes crucial to take necessary steps to ensure you send burglars away from your self-storage warehouse. They are low cost and yet effective. The steps are as follows-

1. Surveillance:
Stroll around to spot possible access areas in and out of your storage house that go unnoticed by you but not by thieves! It is always beneficial to get it done by a security professional that can easily pinpoint weak spots and eliminate them with keypads, cameras, alarm systems and so on.

2. Access control:
Storage facilities often provide 24-hour access to their customers. However, remember that thieves love 24-hour access too. Watchfulness over who comes and goes using means like keypad at the gate where customers type in a PIN is a handy move. In this way suspicious moves can hardly go unnoticed.

You should limit gate hours. Also change customer PIN numbers every couple months as codes are highly contagious amongst friends and relatives. “Provide customers with disc locks or locks that are unbreakable,” said a renowned crime investigation officer in Dubai.

3. Partner with law enforcement agencies:
Partnering with the strongest law enforcement agencies sends a message that your facility isn’t an easy mark thus inviting more tenants and no thieves or mishaps.

4. Management:
Does your management give an impression of a laid back evening by scattering weeds next to your storage warehouse ground? “It’s an environmental clue thieves never miss to see that management is dormant!”

There’s one storage company in Dubai that takes care of all of them.

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