December 6, 2016 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

700 LC Touchpad DigitechIf you’re like most people in the self-storage business, you probably don’t think about your keypads or security system on a daily basis. You’re busy running your business—complete with customers to take care of, endless maintenance tasks to handle, and bills to pay. Keypads and your security system likely aren’t your primary concern.

This is especially true if you have rugged and reliable security hardware from PTI or Digitech. After all, these keypads are dependable and have worked well for years. So why fix something that isn’t broken?

Well, it’s simple. Upgrading your security system can be a key means of differentiating your self-storage facility from the competition, which means lower vacancies and ...

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November 22, 2016 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

one padlock with electronic circuits on background, concept of increased securityThe self-storage industry has drastically changed over the past few decades. According to statistics cited by SpareFoot.com, the self-storage market was worth an estimated $31.6 billion in 2015. That is a 386% increase from the 2007 figures reported by the Census Bureau on the self-storage industry.

Based on the preceding statistics, it’s easy to see that there has been a tremendous and rapid increase in the number of public storage facilities in the US in the past 10 years.

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November 16, 2016 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Industrial storage increasing security with technology

When asking yourself “how do people think of self-storage units?” or “what happens at self storage facilities?” news of people living in units, break-ins, and vandalism might come to mind.

These stories highlight the fact that people really aren’t sure what to expect when they think about renting a storage unit.

With this in mind, what concerns your renters and potential customers the most?

Self storage customers ...

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