March 30, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Wired or Wireless Door Alarms?  Which Are Right for Your Self Storage Facility?

In today’s world, we’ve all grown accustomed to a certain level of customization.  Finish a book on your Kindle, and there’s a suggestion based on your reading interests.  Cookies ensure that you see custom ads based on your search history.  You’ve probably even received a mass email or two that addressed you by your first name.  An ATM may even tell you happy birthday.  The point is, we’ve all experience increased personalization and customization as technology has improved.  So, why should renting a self storage unit be any different for your customers?

Securing your facility is important, but your customers may expect more.  Of course, they want to feel safe when they’re on ...

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March 20, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

EasyCode Case Study: SpaceMax Storage 

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Open self storage gates, doors, and more with EasyCode: a mobile app from PTI Security Systems

Mobile app technology has changed the way we interact, work, and live.  From listening to music to crushing candy to checking fantasy football scores to checking email, mobile apps have enhanced and improved billions of lives across the globe.  In fact, I'm writing his blog post from the pages iPhone app. But ...

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March 10, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Secure Self Storage: How Can You Be Sure? 
COLLINSK (003).jpgBy: Kelsie Collins 

 Kelsie Collins is the Marketing Content Writer & Editor for Advanced Kiosks, a self-service technology company providing solutions for the self-storage industry.


Secure self storage

You’re on the inter-webs looking for “secure self storage” and you happened to come across this article. Good thing, because I’m about to teach you how to decipher whether a self storage facility is secure or ...

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March 7, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Best Mobile Apps to Help You Run Your Self Storage Facility (text only version)

The way we work seems to be constantly evolving.  In today’s world, leveraging mobile apps is a great way to increase productivity and help you run your business better.  Here are some of the best apps to help you run, manage, and grow your business from the palm of your hand. 


This is one of my favorites because it has a free version that still has a lot of features.  You can store notes, to-do lists, contacts, emails, content from the internet and more.  You can also tag your content for easy access down the road.  You can upload and embed images, videos, and audio files in the free version as well. 

QuickBooks Online

This is a free app for QuickBooks online users, and is pretty robust for an app.  You can view, create, and send invoices, receipts, and estimates from ...

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February 25, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]
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February 20, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

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When you walk into most high-end, Class A self storage facilities, you’ll probably see monitors displaying security camera feeds from around the facility.  And why shouldn’t you?  These displays immediately send a message to anyone that walks through the office doors: they take security seriously here

Video displays are crucial to on-site marketing, and if you aren’t displaying your security camera feeds, think about adding a few monitors to your office.  You already have the cameras, so why not show them off?

The same thing is true of door alarms.  If you have door alarms on every unit door, my ...

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February 11, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

What’s the Best Way to Secure a Self Storage Facility?

An Access Control Checklist

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If you’re thinking about a security system for a new self storage facility, but have questions about what’s available and what you need to make the most of your security and access control system, then this post is ideal for you.  This checklist will help you cultivate the perfect security solution for your new site.


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