Storage units are really handy when we need to store something safe for a period of time. But in using them we find that we are placing valuables away the security of our homes. Is there anything you can do to ensure that your unit is as safe as your own property?
Here are some tips to help you make your storage unit more secure.
Storage Unit Company Security
The security of your storage unit begins before you get to your unit. It starts with the company holding the units.
Before you decide on a unit to use you should ensure that the company has video surveillance. This acts as a deterrent for many people with criminal intent and helps to provide extra security for your unit.
It is also a big plus if the storage unit has 24 hour on site management, is always well lit, and has individual alarms for each unit.
However, there are other things you can do to protect your unit beyond relying on the company.
Use the Right Lock
Some storage companies supply you with locks for your unit. But there is nothing to stop you from using a high quality security lock of your own. Locks with the following features will make it hard for burglars to gain access to your storage unit.
- Anti-bumping features.
- Lock picking resistance.
- Drill resistant.
- Heavy duty.
- Restricted keys (no unauthorised copying of keys).
- Strong bolt strength.
No lock is going to be 100% effective in securing your goods, but the stronger and more complex they are, the harder it will be for criminals to bypass and the more likely they will select another unit to break into rather than yours?.
Other things you can do to protect your unit include keeping a full inventory item list and checking on your unit regularly.
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For expert advice and assistance on finding the perfect lock solutions for your storage unit, contact Quickly Locksmith on (305) 984-9922, or through our contact us page.