What Type of Security Measures Do Storage Unit Facilities Take?

by BlueMountain Self Storage

Storage units are a great way to keep your prized possessions safe and secure. But, beyond the lock that's installed on your storage unit's door, how can you be sure that the storage facility has security measures in place to further protect you? For most storage unit customers, security is as important as convenience and location. That's why facilities like Blue Mountain Storage have several layers of security in place.

Storage Unit Facility Security Best Practices

When you need a place to store your life's possessions, whether it's for a short or long period, you want to be sure everything is secure. After all, your most prized collectibles, furniture, and keepsakes are going to be stored there, and you don't want anything to happen to them. Making sure your storage unit facility is secure is a matter of looking for a few specific measures including:

Limited Hours for Access

Perhaps one of the easiest, and most effective security measures a storage facility can have in place is a set schedule. For example, our storage facility is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. As a result, we're better able to monitor traffic coming and going from the facility. 

Lockless Storage Units

Physical locks like traditional padlocks, disk locks, and cylinder locks are effective, but they also pose a potential risk. For example, a thief may break the lock to gain access. Advances in technology allow storage unit facilities to use Bluetooth-connected apps to provide keyless smart entry locks. 

Alarms and Security Systems

Another extremely effective means of protecting a storage unit facility is by installing an alarm system. Our facilities are fully protected with an alarm system that's active from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. If anyone attempts to enter the facility during this timeframe will be met with a blaring alarm and the police.

Bright Lights Inside and Out

If there's one thing that thieves and criminals don't like, it's bright lights. That's one of the reasons we've installed so many lights in our parking lots and around the exterior of the facility. Inside, every hallway, elevator, and stairway is well-lit, so you can rest assured it's safe and secure.

Security Cameras and CCTV

Monitoring the parking lot, facility entrances and exits, hallways, and other common areas is essential to the safety of renters and employees. Reputable storage unit facilities like Blue Mountain Storage incorporate an array of security cameras that operate 24/7 to observe the facility.

On-Site Security Staff

In addition to alarms, cameras, and locks, many storage unit facilities also employ security staff to monitor the building and grounds. These individuals are generally on duty during the hours the facility is closed to the public, however, 24/7 security personnel may be present in some locations.

Requiring Insurance

Another way that storage unit facilities protect their customers and themselves is by requiring those who rent storage units to have insurance. In fact, many companies provide in-house protection plans that provide coverage for tenants' possessions as well as any damage incurred.

Store Your Belongings Securely Today

At Blue Mountain Storage, we understand that your possessions are important to you. We strive to provide all our tenants with the best possible storage solutions at reasonable prices. Our facilities are carefully monitored and secured with state-of-the-art locks, cameras, and alarms. Whether you need a small unit to store a few things or a large unit that's capable of holding your entire household, we've got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our highly secure storage unit facilities and how we can best serve you in Loveland and Parker, CO.

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