Secure Self Storage

What is secure self storage? Aren’t all self storage units at storage facilities secure?

The answer to that second question is NO, and we will discuss the implications of that NO in this article by Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth and the Alvarado area. Call us at 682-800-3949 when what you really want is truly secure self storage.

What is secure self storage?

The basic definition of secure self storage is storing your possessions in a storage unit and having those possessions safe from vandalism, theft, and the wrath of Mother Nature.  Those are expectations every person who has ever used a storage unit has and, quite frankly, it is the least you should expect for the money you spend on storage solutions. RV self storage should be secure. Car storage should be secure. And yes, boat storage units should be secure.

Some self storage is not secure self storage?

This is where things get sketchy with some storage facilities.  Not all storage facilities are secure.

For your possessions to be totally protected, the storage company must have four levels of security.

The first level of security is a fenced perimeter with only one access gate . . . and that access gate can only be accessed using a coded key card.

The second level of security is video monitoring of the entire storage property; this means not only having security cameras in place, and functioning, but those cameras need to be monitored by a human being actually watching the screens, on the lookout for intruders.

The third level of security is individualized key cards for each storage unit in the facility.

And, finally, the fourth level of security is on-site management/staff, actual human beings who are at the facility twenty-four seven.  Nothing discourages a thief or robber more than an alert human being on-ground.

If any of the four levels of security are missing, the storage company really cannot claim to be secure, and it might surprise you to know that many storage facilities do not have all four levels of security.  Shortcuts are inevitably taken due to cost, and each shortcut is an invitation to the bad guys to come and help themselves.

Price shop using the four levels of security as your guide.

We fully understand that money is important.  We know that is almost always the first thing people ask about and, more often than not, it is the determining factor in choose a storage company. We would simply point out that considering the level of security is worth your time.  Great self storage prices are only great if your possessions are safe and not in danger of disappearing in the middle of the night.  Keep that in mind when you are out shopping for self storage.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage is locally owned and operated, located just outside of Alvarado at the 917 Industrial Park. With easy access provided by I-35W, Highway 287, Highway 67, and FM 917, Mouser serves a large swath of Tarrant and Johnson County. Call us for storage unit sizes and prices, and for the best in secure self storage in North Fort Worth, call  Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, our sister company.