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Great Qualities In A Storage Unit

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Storage units provide a sense of safety and security for many people who need to store their belongings somewhere they feel good about. Your storage unit should have a number of helpful amenities that ensure your items are safe and you are in good hands when you do come to retrieve or store your items. These are some characteristics you should look for in security for your storage items.

Security Is Available 24/7

You should choose a storage unit where you have 24-hour access to your unit, but also where security is available to watch over your belongings 24/7. Many storage centers will have a security officer who can patrol the area consistently to ensure that nobody is near the unit doing anything nefarious or suspicious. The presence of an officer will ensure that those who might try to break into units are deterred.

Great Lighting

Part of feeling safe and keeping your belongings safe is about having the property well-lit. Lighting deters would-be criminals who do not want to risk being seen. Plus, lighting makes it a lot easier for you to step in and get the items you need, no matter the time of day.

Drive-Up Access

Being able to drive right up to your storage unit is truly a godsend. You can take items right out of your trunk or truck bed and then stack them. This significantly reduces the kind of work you need to do.

Video Surveillance

Thanks to video surveillance, the facility you choose (and thus the items you store there) should be completely secure. If something does happen to your belongings, you have some recourse.

Temperature Control

Many storage units are temperature controlled. Climate control can prevent your items from being exposed to temperatures that are very hot or cold as well as any humidity. If you are storing items like electronics, wood furniture, sensitive documents, metal appliances, or memorabilia and photos, you need to ensure your unit is climate controlled.

Large Doors & High Ceilings

Larger features for your ceilings and doors can provide you with an easier time moving your items in and out. If you need to store something like a dining room table, large doors are a great option.

Whether you want to move items from one home to another, store inventory for your business, or simply declutter your home, a storage unit is a great choice. With these qualities in mind, you can find a unit that meets your needs.

For more information, reach out to companies like Acorn Self Service Storage.