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

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If you're a contractor in the process of having access control, video, and security devices installed at a self storage site, it's important to know whether you're ready for low installation.  Jason Bohman of SOS Systems in Hiram, GA outlined the following for access control and video system ...

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May 2, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Wrap-up of the 2017 ISS World Expo


The 2017 ISS World Expo in Las Vegas was the biggest yet!   If you missed the event, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Here’s a recap from some of the industry’s leading vendors.  If you’re new to self storage or want to keep up with industry trends and technology, look no further.

PTI Security Systems

At the 2017 ISS World Expo, the PTI team unveiled a new look, new product line, and the all new EasyCode Mobile App. 

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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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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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February 2, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

An Overview of Access Control 

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By: Kyle Godtel

Director of Product & Technical Operations, PTI Security Systems

Access control is the selective restriction of access to an area, building, or facility.

Keypads or other authentication devices allow users to interface with an access control system to perform authentication and access approval. Upon authentication, the access control system is used to perform actions on the physical access control devices, such as gates, doors, and elevators.

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January 9, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

snow.jpgIt’s that time of year again.  Freezing temperatures and bad weather can take its toll even on the toughest keypads.



Here are a few helpful tips that can help minimize or eliminate weather related issues with your metal keypad buttons:


  1. Heaters.  If you’re in an area that experiences exceptionally harsh winters, a heater may be the best solution for you.  It’s a bit more complex and requires you run a conduit to your keypads, but if you’re in an extremely cold climate, running an extra wire may be worthwhile.
  2. Weather Shield. These are an inexpensive and quick fix for keypads with metal buttons.  These rubber shields fit over your keypad buttons and help keep them ...

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