Before you rent a storage unit is an ideal time to maximize protection for belongings you intend on storing. The facility you choose will play a huge role in storage security because each company will have a unique security setup to prevent problems for their customers.
Analyzing facilities and getting financial protection for your belongings will help you rent and use a storage unit with confidence.
A storage facility that equips each unit with a security alarm will provide a major boost of security for their customers. If someone tries to break into your storage unit, an alarm will activate and notify employees of the situation and location so they can act immediately.
The alarm sound may stop a burglar from continuing with their break-in and instead flee the scene. However, even if this does not happen, employees will act quickly to keep your items safe.
Another strategy to keep people from breaking into a storage unit is to deter them through surveillance cameras. Being monitored and recorded makes it difficult for someone to get away with thievery. So, you should prioritize storage facilities that use surveillance cameras liberally.
Storage companies have more opportunities to set up cameras inside a building compared to an outdoor area. So, you can further increase security by opting for an indoor storage unit.
Minimizing or restricting access for non-customers is a security measure that will increase safety for your belongings in a storage facility. For instance, a tall perimeter fence prevents anyone from wandering onto the premises where items are being stored.
A storage company can also install an entry gate with an access code to stop random vehicles from entering the property. Even better, they can position an employee or security guard at the entrance to answer questions, help customers, and provide an additional layer of security.
After finding a storage facility that you feel confident about using, you should determine whether the items you plan to store are insured. Renters insurance policies cover 10% of the total policy amount for stored belongings. Still, you may find limits on certain item types.
Buying insurance or getting confirmation that your stored items are covered is worth doing. Then, in case something does happen, you will get reimbursed for any losses incurred.
Going through these steps will help you maximize protection for items in a storage unit. Contact a storage unit facility to learn more.