How safe are my things?

How Safe Are My Things?

Anything worth storing is clearly worth keeping, so making sure that these items are well-protected while they are put away in self storage should be at the top of the priority list.

Facilities in Chicago offer a wide range of different security options. Depending on the value of the items within your unit, certain security features will become more important.

Gated Access

The most basic security feature that almost all self storage facilities have is gated access. Tenants are typically given a code to open the gate, and access is determined by the facility’s access hours.

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance is a great feature for those looking to store valuable items. The presence of cameras typically deters anyone from breaking into a storage unit, but if someone were to try, the facility manager would be able to recognize the illegal action and take action.

Alarmed Units

One of the more advanced security options is individually-alarmed storage units. Any action that occurs involving your unit will immediately trigger an alarm that will not only deter theft, but will also allow managers to identify directly where the problem is occurring.

Resident Manager

Lastly, some facilities have resident managers that live on-site. For anyone looking for the full array of security features, it’s comforting to know that someone is always there to monitor your belongings.

Keep in mind, that many facilities offer several if not all of these options.

Choosing the Right Facility

Everyone using storage is storing unique items that will result in a different level of demand when it comes to security features. Scenarios that would merit heightened security include:

  • Moving the contents of an entire house
  • Storing collectables
  • Storing items with high monetary or sentimental value

When it comes time to make a decision, just make sure that you feel comfortable with the level of security that your self storage facility provides.