10 Things Before You Leave for Vacation

When you’re in a rush to leave the house on a trip don’t forget to take care of your home before you go away. With our economy being low it’s a good idea to make it look like someone is home to deter break-ins. In a troubled economy, crime rises and break-ins become more frequent. To keep your home safe and trouble-free, here are ten things our staff do before they head out on their trips.

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The Security of Your Self Storage Lock

Don’t Let Your Last Line of Defence Be Your Cheapest!lastdefense

When you are storing goods at a self-storage facility the facility operator will have a security program in place that includes fences, controlled access gates, light and cameras. These security measures aren’t cheap, but they can only do so much to stop a thief. To truly stop a thief you need a secure lock.

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Least Security

The most frequent lock used is the basic hardened steel padlock found at the big box and hardware stores. These locks are the least secure and easily broken with a bolt cutter. To keep costs down on these mass produced locks the manufacturer only produces a small number of key combinations. What this means is that the person buying the same lock right after you could have the exact same key. These locks are also easy to pick even for amateurs. This means that theft can go undetected until you re-enter your storage unit weeks or months later. This type of lock belongs on the yard shed, not on your self-storage unit.

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