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Self Storage Units Are 'Very Secure'

by Winnie Hsiu June 5, 2013 7:21 PM
The “Good Morning America” program ran a story that discussed how thieves would break in and steal items from self storage units. The report said that break-ins at self storage facilities were a growing problem in the industry. However, they didn’t cite any crime statistics, didn’t say how they came to that conclusion, and didn’t have any comments from someone within the industry. They warned that storage units were the ‘new target’ for thieves. [More]

How Secure Does your Self Storage Unit Need To Be?

by Tony Gonzalez January 31, 2011 1:59 PM
Answer this question the wrong way and your customers will not be too happy with you. They want to feel like their belongings are absolutely safe at our facility. They don’t want to have to fear that they may get a call first thing in the morning that their storage unit was broken into last night and their stuff is gone. [More]

Safe Gun Storage Can Prevent Tragic Accidents

by Holly Robinson July 21, 2010 10:46 PM
About ten days ago, a nine-year-old Los Angeles boy, looking for something to do, rummaged through a closet in his home. He found something he thought would be fun to play with -- a gun. The gun was loaded, and the boy wound up accidentally shooting and killing his two-year-old brother. According to a National Rifle Association brochure on gun safety, around half of all U.S. households contain at least one gun. Guns, whether loaded or unloaded, do not belong within the reach of children. Ammunition, likewise, should be stored out of reach. Children can be quite creative about finding ways to get items that have been stored on high shelves or locked drawers thought to be out of their reach. Consequently, the safest place to store a firearm, whether it is a hand gun, a shotgun, or a hunting gun, is outside the home, in a locked, secure facility. Tragic gun accidents illustrate one of the best uses of self storage -- to keep dangerous items out of the hands of children. [More]
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