Theft And Storage: What You Need To Know

If you have decided to store valuable belongings in storage, it is understandable that you might have questions about security.

While your concerns are certainly valid, the truth is, choosing a reputable storage facility that prioritizes security (and has implemented specific security features such as 24 hour camera monitoring) is the first line of defence when it comes to preventing theft.

There are additional measures that you can also put in place to boost security even more as well.

Choose a Storage Facility That Prioritizes Security

Again, choosing a reputable storage facility with specific security features is critical when it comes to minimizing the risk of possible theft.

Ultimately, there are a lot of storage facilities out there, but not all are created equal. Keep in mind that it is a good idea to actually visit the storage facility yourself before you make any commitments.

Here are a few key security features to look for when it comes to choosing a storage facility:

  • 24 Hour Camera Monitoring

    When it comes to preventing theft, 24 hour camera monitoring is essential as video surveillance acts as a strong deterrent for potential burglars who, more often than not, try their hardest to go as undetected as possible.

    In other words, a large portion of crime, and especially theft, is largely due to crime of opportunity.

    However, 24 hour camera monitoring also provides the necessary footage that is is critical when it comes to identifying suspects as well. When missing details are filled in, as is the case with video surveillance, the higher the likelihood of having your items returned to you.

  • Secure Keypad Gate Access

    Secure keypad gate access is also critical to preventing potential bugarlies as it acts as another barrier, making it more difficult for potential burglars to enter the premises.

  • Motion Sensitive Lighting

    You should also check to ensure that the grounds, both indoor and outdoor, are well lit in general.

Implementing Your Own Security Measures

In addition to choosing a storage facility with the aforementioned security features, you can also implement your own security measures for an added layer of protection.

For example, you can place highly valuable items at the back of your unit to make it more difficult for potential burglars, who often have to act very quickly. Adding your own lock or a secondary lock is another option.

Lastly, also consider that many storage facilities offer their own insurance policies to protect against possible losses (in the event that your belongings are not yet protected). If you rent a storage unit with Real Storage, you can read more about our insurance policy here.

Real Storage is home to affordable, highly secure and state-of-the-art self-storage facilities that are designed to meet your unique needs. For more information, call 1-877-215-7325 or contact us here.