Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to Protect Your Self-Storage Unit

According to the 2012 Self-Storage Almanac, 7 percent of facilities in the U.S. had reported break-ins or thefts in the previous year, down from 18.2 percent in 2010. Even with that decline, burglary remains a threat at self-storage facilities.
In the same way you may rely on alarm systems and neighborhood watch programs to protect your home from burglars, you should be proactive about preventing theft at your self-storage unit.

Choosing a Secure Self-Storage Facility

To safeguard your stored goods and avoid the cost of replacing stolen items, you always should be thorough when selecting a facility, said Andrew Schrage, co-owner of personal finance website Before booking a facility, review all of the listed security features, call the manager if you need any clarification and, if possible, visit the facility in person.

Taking Safety Into Your Own Hands

Even after you’ve chosen a secure storage facility, you still can take steps to make sure your belongings are safe.



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