Choosing The Safest Storage Unit
More and more people have been looking for ways to declutter their homes or keep their belongings safe during a move. Storage units have seen a surge in popularity over recent years. With so many storage units on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a storage unit.
The basics of storage unit safety
When storing your belongings, you want to ensure they’re in good hands. Before trusting your items with movers, packing companies, and storage units, you should consider safety concerns. Take measures to protect your possessions by choosing reputable storage facilities and moving and packing companies. You’ll want to ensure your belongings are safe and secure while in storage, so look for a facility that offers 24-hour security, gated access, and surveillance cameras. These features will help to prevent theft and damage and give you peace of mind knowing your belongings are well-protected
Listed below are the qualities that a safe and secure storage unit business will feature.
Self-storage facilities open 24/7 need proper lighting to deter crime and ensure the safety of customers and staff. Good lighting also makes it easier for customers to find their storage unit and navigate the facility.
Digital access control and perimeter fencing
Your storage unit should be in a fully fenced-off facility with access controlled, computerized gate entry system to track who comes and goes.
Unit alarms, locks, and motion sensors
Each unit needs to have unique keys/access codes and an alarm in case of mischief. Motion sensors are especially effective as deterrents.
Poorly maintained site
Inadequately maintained or understaffed facilities attract theft and damage more than those that are cared for, clean, and fully staffed.
24/7 on-site surveillance
A storage unit facility should have a manager on duty and regular staff to monitor customers’ units and the property 24/7 and have cameras set up to record around the clock.
A final word on the safest storage units
When choosing storage units, it’s essential to consider your storage and budget needs. Units come in all shapes and sizes, from small to large car storage units, so pick the one that best fits your belongings.
If you’re unsure which size to choose, ask the staff at the storage facility or your moving company for help. When selecting a storage unit, research, and check that it is safe. Ensure the facility is well-lit and gated, and security cameras are in place. It’s also a good idea to check reviews online of movers and storage companies before making your final decision. The cheapest storage unit isn’t always the best unit.
So, whether you’re downsizing and want to free space in your home, Dose Moving has storage solutions for you. We keep all our units climate-controlled and protected with 24-hour security and night patrol, so you can rest assured that your belongings are safe. We offer month-to-month rentals with no contract and we pick up and drop off your items.
About Dose Moving
Dose Moving and Storage started in a garage in 2014. With a Ford pickup truck and a rented Uhaul trailer, Dose made deliveries for consignment stores. One of the customers was so happy with her delivery that she asked if we would move her. We said sure! From that day forward, we were in the moving business.
Dose quickly decided that they would take everything that was wrong with the moving industry and change it. Dose patented our moving and wrapping techniques so that nothing would get damaged. Dose changed the pricing structure so that all rates were transparent and honest with no hidden or extra fees. Dose changed the hiring process and culture of the moving industry by paying our employees more than any other moving company. Dose only hires non-smokers and our employees must pass a federal background check and drug test.