4 Ways To Make Your Self-Storage Unit Safer

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Heighten the security of your Pittsburgh storage unit today!

Security should be at the top of your list when it comes to deciding on which storage facility to partner with. It’s vital that you do some research and ensure they’re taking all the proper precautions. One of the best ways to get a sense of your potential storage facility is to drive by late at night!

EZ Storage in Pittsburgh implements the leading security measures to keep your storage unit protected, but security is a joint effort! Learn more about how you can enhance security and better protect your belongings.

Storage Unit Security

There are ways, as a storage unit renter, to better safeguard the items in your unit for optimal security and theft-prevention. Read on for the best tips!

Find the Right Lock

The lock you invest in, matters. It’s essentially the only physical barrier that keeps a potential burglar from entering your unit, and at the end of the day, it takes mere seconds for a person to cut through a traditional padlock with bolt cutters.

A good lock should be resistant to both bolt cutters and other lock tampering methods. Common locks recommended in the storage facility industry include a circular lock, instead of one with a long shackle that is easily snipped.

A circular lock makes it difficult for a bolt cutter to break because the cutter is too large to grab onto enough metal to make the cut.

Visit Your Storage Unit Regularly

It’s encouraged that if you’re in the area, to stop your storage unit at least once a month. If you’re not in the area, you may want to give the storage facility access to your unit so a manager can take a look.

This is important to do especially around the holidays because thieves are looking to steal and then resell items such as TVs, electronics, and furniture.

Know Your Storage Unit Inventory

When you store items in your storage unit, it’s very important to know exactly what’s in there. This is helpful to insurance agencies and in cases where something is stolen or misplaced. Consider keeping a master document that lists everything you have. This can be a pain to set up and go through every item (do it as you’re packing), but as you add things, you can simply add it to that document.

To level up your inventory organization, consider photographing everything, especially high-value items.

Keep Security Access Private

Many storage companies are gated and have security codes that are needed upon entrance. It’s important to limit who you provide access to this code. In reality, it should only be you and immediate family members that have this code.

Security From EZ Storage in Pittsburgh

It’s our responsibility as a storage company to protect each and every one of our storage units, which is why we’ve invested in state-of-the-art security measures. From 24/7 surveillance and exterior lighting to on-site managers and gated access, keeping your unit safe is our top priority.

To learn more about our storage unit options, reach out to our Pittsburgh location today!