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How Secure Is Your Self-Storage Facility?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

With dozens of break-ins every month, it’s no wonder why people who have self-storage facilities are doubling down on their security systems. With a quality system in place, you no longer have to constantly worry about whether someone is trespassing or attempting to steal your belongings. Moreover, security cameras have a variety of benefits other than bringing peace of mind. From increasing the efficiency of your self-storage business to capturing video of theft for a personal claim, there’s no denying how important it is to make sure your self-storage facility is secure.

Catching Criminals

When it comes to both deterring and holding criminals accountable, security cameras are an absolute must. Not only does security footage capture undeniable evidence of a person’s trespassing or attempted theft, but it deters them from criminal action in the first place. Seeing a security camera mounted to a self-storage unit or a sign warning about surveillance discourages potential thieves from breaking into the facility in the first place. If this is your place of business, customers will feel much better about investing in your self-storage units with cameras visible on the grounds because they are such effective deterrents.

Efficiency in the Workplace

Nothing puts more pep in your employees’ steps than the fact that they’re on camera! Indeed, if you own a self-storage business, you should know that security cameras lead to higher employee efficiency. Beyond the fact that they know their actions are on camera, having security footage also means you can review the average workday on your own. If there are any logistical issues or consistent mishaps that employees don’t seem to notice, you now have an opportunity to catch and fix them.

Monitor Traffic and Safety

From a business perspective, it’s also nice to be able to have live footage of how busy your self-storage facility is. If there’s too much traffic and not enough employees on hand, security cameras allow you to recognize that and adjust accordingly. On top of that, you’ll have documentation if any accidents do occur on site. For example, if an employee claims to be injured while operating a forklift, a security system gives you a firsthand account of the incident. You can personally review whether they were using proper forklift safety measures, whether their injury actually occurred at the facility, and you can proceed to make thorough documentation of the incident.


Besides all the practical benefits of a security system in your self-storage facility, there’s the matter of convenience. You can connect your security cameras to your tablet, smartphone, or computer. In other words, you don’t have to be on site to witness an attempted break-in or keep your employees in line. If you’re renting a personal self-storage unit, being able to access security footage is a convenient way to make sure your belongings are safe and sound, whether you’re at work or on vacation.

Bottom Line

Having a quality security system in your self-storage facility is an absolute must.

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