Some potential self storage renters might be concerned about the safety of their items, as they are putting their trust in the hands of the facility. Although security is a real concern, many times finding the right storage company is key to having a positive experience, The Universe reports.
According to the source, some portable storage container renters feel they have little control over how well their items are taken care of, especially since most don't visit the facility or check on their valuables very often. This can cause anxiety or stress for some, but with certain precautions, many can find peace of mind.
The news outlet suggests potential renters start by finding facilities that offer 24-hour video surveillance and possibly even ones with security gates that only renters have the code for. It might also be useful to ask the storage facility manager if renters need to show photo identification. Many times criminals don't like to give out this information, so businesses that require it might keep robbers away.
SimplySelfStorage.US reports that renters might also consider looking into facilities that have round-the-clock guards on duty and check to see if each unit is enclosed with concealed walls. This may be important, as criminals won't be able to peek into each unit to look for valuable items to steal.