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How to Know You're Renting a Secure Storage Unit

Leaving your valuables in someone else's hands is nerve racking, even when you're working with professionals. It can be hard to tell which storage company has the most secure environment for your belongings.

You know how to look for the basics -- like a fence surrounding the facility and adequate lighting. But what about the factors that create really top-notch security? As the industry grows, the security features have gotten more creative. Read on to find out more.

On-Site Security

Very secure storage facilities will have some form of management or security on-site. You should always check to see if and when on-site employees are working at the storage site you're considering.

This person will help to keep an eye on the property and can stop any suspicious activity before it escalates.

Security Cameras

Of course, even a team of security guards can't be everywhere at once. That's why secure storage properties will have security cameras monitoring the facility to track all activities.

Security cameras can't stop a crime that's already in progress, but they can deter would-be thieves from attempting to steal in the first place. If the worst does happen, you'll want to know that there's security footage to refer back to.

That will help you to recover any property that you may have lost.

Alarmed Units

The facility itself might be alarmed, but if you know the basic code to access the building, there isn't another alarm to alert of a potential theft in progress. Adding individual alarms to each unit adds another level of security.

As long as you have the code, you can enter your unit. Anyone without a code will set off an alarm as soon as they try to access it, instantly alerting anyone onsite.

Climate Controlled Units

Not everything that makes a storage unit stand out is about anti-theft measures. Once your items are in storage, you want to ensure that they don't deteriorate. This is especially important for any paperwork, artwork, or other items that are sensitive to changes in temperature or humidity.

You should look for storage units that can be individually climate-controlled, which will help to make sure that your items leave the unit in the same good condition.


Finally, let's say the worst does happen. Maybe the storage facility is damaged by a fire and you can't recover your belongings.

In that case, you need to make sure that you're working with a reputable company who has insurance available for you to purchase. In the event that your property is lost or damaged, you'll at least be able to recover the money that you lost for your items.

Rent A Secure Storage Unit

With this guide, you'll be able to find a secure storage unit that fits your needs.

Finding the right storage unit for you shouldn't be a headache. With Right Move Storage, you can relax knowing that your possessions are in safekeeping. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.