Self- Storage is becoming more and more popular with it’s never ending benefits for freeing up space in the home, stream lining the moving process or simply keeping items you can’t part with. Whatever the case may be, keeping your valuables safe is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a storage facility.
When finding a storage facility there are a few things you first need to consider such as whether the goods you are storing require a climate controlled environment, the safety and security of the location, and the services the facilities provide. Here are a few ways to make sure your stuff stays safe when in self-storage:
Layers of Security
There are a few security related items you should look for at any self-storage facility. Start with looking for a strong gate surrounding the property, this is the first layer of security measures that should be in place. The next layer of protection is having video surveillance. If something bad happens, video surveillance will be the difference between ensuring the intruder is found and apprehended. Is the facility open 24 hours a day? If so, is an employee there the whole time? Ask questions to ensure you know everything about the facility you are choosing.
Protection Against The Elements
If you are renting a storage-unit in a climate as hot as Malaysia it is important to have environmental protection such as climate control. Without proper protection, your items are at risk of getting damaged from rust, discoloration, mold and mildew.
Buy a Proper Lock
No matter how secure your facility may seem you should always take some security into your own hands by purchasing a solid lock. Locks come in all shapes and sizes so make sure you are buying a quality lock that can’t be cut by bolt or wire cutters.
Keep a Record
In general, you should always keep a record of what you are storing in your unit to make it easier to get things in and out when it comes to finding your items. However, this also comes in handy when ensuring your unit is kept as safe as possible. Keep a small map of where your items are located and take down serial numbers of expensive electronic equipment. Make a list a list and write down each items value, this will be an important aspect of any insurance claim should anything go wrong.
Flexi Storage is committed to providing you the best and most secure unit’s available. With 24 hour surveillance, climate control and constant access to your locker we ensure you can have a piece of mind when leaving your precious items with us.