Affordable storage units which offer low cost self storage will use security measures such as fencing, electronic access and lighting to protect their storage units, but you can also help to increase the safety and security of your belongings with these additional security tips for cheap storage units.
Choose the Right Lock for Secure Cheap Storage
The most affordable storage units are usually outdoor self storage units; however, they are also less secure than indoor storage units. Storage facilities which use a variety of security measures for outdoor storage may still suffer from an occasional theft attempt, and this is why it is so important to choose the right type of lock for your cheap storage unit.
Thieves who target storage units will be looking for a storage lock which can be easily cut in a short amount of time. The type of lock which helps to thwart thieves that carry bolt cutters is the disc lock – and some storage facilities require that all of their customers use this type of lock. Disc locks are circular locks that are difficult to cut and most of these locks have an anti-pick mechanism – the only down side to these locks is that if you lose your key, the storage facility will charge an extra fee for the time it takes to remove this type of lock off of the unit.
Secure your Cheap Storage Information
Your cheap storage unit will be even more secure if you take measures to protect information regarding information about your unit including bills, location and rental lease information. Always shred any documents related to your storage unit before you dispose of them, and keep any copies of your storage lock in a secure place.
If you are renting from a storage facility which uses a keycard, it is best to keep your keycard in a safe place at home as storage keycards which are left in wallets and vehicles are vulnerable to theft.
Periodically Check on Your Storage Unit
Check on your storage unit every now and then just to make sure that the lock on the unit is still secure – this is also a good time to briefly check on your belongings within the unit and provide the storage facility with any new contact information – such as a change of address or phone number – so they can easily reach you in case of an emergency.