Security issues

What are self storage kiosks?

By David on June 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment

What are self storage kiosks?

Anyone in the self storage industry who’s spent some time looking at how they do things in the USA may well have come across self storage kiosks. However, they don’t seem to have started popping up at UK self storage facilities yet, so for anyone who hasn’t come across them, this article will explain how […]

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Gun Storage: London Gun Services

By Antony on January 5th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Gun Storage: London Gun Services

In the UK, guns cannot be kept in self storage. In fact, the storage of guns is strictly defined by law. The newly established London Gun Services offers professional storage services, and much more, as its director Tom Ward explains.

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Don’t Always Overestimate Self Storage Facility Standards

By Antony on November 7th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Don’t Always Overestimate Self Storage Facility Standards

Erik Braunitzer of Douglas Elliman Real Estate Company, agents for New York City Real Estate, offers interesting insights into self storage security in the USA, home of the world’s most developed self storage industry.

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A Cost-effective Instant Communications Solution for Large Storage Facilities

By Antony on November 4th, 2011 | 3 Comments

A Cost-effective Instant Communications Solution for Large Storage Facilities

Crystal Radio Systems Ltd recently installed a cost-effective and simple-to-use instant communications system for a large storage facility in the West Country. Here is their report, and their assessment of what they have to offer to self storage.

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Property marking: a good strategy for self storage

By Antony on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments

Property marking: a good strategy for self storage

Thieves do target self storage, despite elaborate security protection. Should they get into your unit, you can put them off, or at least make them regret it.

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Self storage thefts call for vigilance ‒ and insurance!

By Antony on April 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Self storage thefts call for vigilance ‒ and insurance!

A series of thefts and attempted thefts from self storage facilities in recent weeks serve to remind the industry of the need to review security and insurance.

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Why can’t I keep my gun in self storage?

By David on February 22nd, 2011 | No Comments

Why can't I keep my gun in self storage?

In the UK, self storage facilities have strict regulations about what you can and cannot keep in storage. Firearms are usually included among the forbidden items. But is that written in stone?

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Vigilant staff preserve the good name of self storage

By Antony on February 10th, 2011 | No Comments

Vigilant staff preserve the good name of self storage

Staff at Big Yellow in Leeds alerted the authorities to suspicious activities in April 2010, leading to the arrest of three men accused of handling tonnes of contraband tobacco on which £1.2 million in customs duty would have been due.

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Love in a cold unit: Self storage and adultery

By David on January 9th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Love in a cold unit: Self storage and adultery

People use self storage units for all kinds of purposes. However, for a small minority, self storage provides the unlikely location for romantic trysts.

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Throw away the key: Self storage and crime

By David on January 2nd, 2011 | No Comments

Throw away the key: Self storage and crime

It’s no secret that the private, clandestine nature of self storage means it can sometimes present criminals with the perfect cover for getting up to no good.

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