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Solar Energy Provides Savings for Self Storage

by Holly Robinson June 24, 2011 5:53 PM
Generally when people talk about letting the sun shine in, they are just referring to opening the curtains of your home or office and letting a little natural light brighten up the immediate area. For some self storage facilities in New Jersey, letting the sun shine in is about to take on a whole different meaning altogether. [More]

Shedding Light Can Save Money in Self Storage

by Holly Robinson June 23, 2011 5:31 PM
No one likes to be in the dark literally (unless you’re going to sleep or playing hide and seek) or figuratively. In the literal sense, shedding a little light is a great way for companies in the self storage industry to save a little money. The great thing is that it can be done without leaving your customers in the dark. [More]

Mini-Storage Messenger Awards Outstanding Green Facility Award

by Holly Robinson April 6, 2010 4:09 PM
Safe & Secure Automated Self Storage, of Coconut Creek, Florida, has received another award for the green facility that it opened last April. Mini-Storage Messenger has selected Safe & Secure as its 2010 Outstanding Green Facility of the Year. Mini-Storage Messenger presents the Outstanding Green Facility Award each year, for a self storage facility with a high level of commitment to the environment and to its local community.

Safe & Secure is the first self storage facility worldwide to use Westfalia Technology's Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) technology, a new, patent-pending storage automation system. As a result, Safe & Secure has received a lot of media attention nationally and internationally. To access self storage units at Safe & Secure, customers must enter a PIN code (both at the front gate, and at the desired loading door). Then the automated machinery retrieves the customer's storage module, presenting it to the customer at ground level. The building has 539 such modules. One hundred of the modules can store vehicles. [More]