Why Security Measures at Your Self-Storage Facility Matter


TI Storage
August 9th, 2021

At Treasure Island Storage, we know that the decision to use self-storage can come with some concerns. The security of your items is not only at the top of your list, but ours as well. This is why we provide 24/7 security measures to ensure you have peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe.Choosing to rent a self-storage unit means that the items you are packing away matter to you. If you were storing junk, you would likely throw it away or donate it. We know that the items you are storing have value to you, and that is why security measures are so important at a self-storage facility.

Why Does Security Matter at Your Storage Facility?

Renting out a storage facility means spending money each month to provide a safe space for your valuable items. Without proper security measures taken, your storage facility can be compromised. One of the most significant risks you face at a storage facility without proper security is thieves. With storage units being generally void of other people, especially at night, you can be vulnerable to being victims of a robbery if there is no surveillance, security, or other measures taken.

What Security Measures to Look For in a Storage Facility

When choosing a storage facility that can provide the security needed to keep your belongings safe, check for the following security amenities:
  • The lighting: When choosing a facility, make sure that there is good lighting throughout the building, especially near your unit. This will reduce the chances of your unit being burglarized.
  • Multi-level protection: You should always ask about the levels of protection provided for your unit. For example, some facilities offer a locked gate and 24/7 security.
  • Strong locks: Some locks are easy for thieves to break, so investing in a strong lock puts you in a better position to protect your belongings. For some of the best locks available, click here.
  • An inventory list: Keeping a written list of everything that should be in your storage unit is crucial for you to recognize if anything has been stolen. Especially when many tenants do not regularly check their storage unit, it can be easy to forget what was in there in the first place.
  • Keeping your lock and key code to yourself: Just as you would not give out your key or code to your home, the same should be said for your storage unit. The fewer people that know how to access your unit, the more safe your belongings will be.
  • Protecting from the elements: Being in NYC, all four seasons hit hard and strong. There must be proper protection from the elements like air conditioning and heat to keep your property from being damaged by weather conditions.
  • Getting insurance: Insurance is always a good idea, whether for a vehicle, apartment, or storage unit. Getting insurance will ensure you are covered if anything happens to your belongings out of your control.

Safe Self-Storage in NYC with Treasure Island Storage

Getting a self-storage unit is a great option when you are in the middle of a big move, clearing out clutter, or organizing seasonal items. Whatever the reason for your search for the perfect self-storage unit, safety and security should be at the top of your list of requirements for the facility you choose.At Treasure Island Storage, not only do we offer 24/7 security and surveillance, we have taken many more security precautions to ensure we are doing all we can to keep your valuables safe.To start looking for the perfect self-storage unit for you, contact us here or call (646) 603-1505.