June 19, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

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It's officially summer, and for millions of people worldwide summer means self storage. 

Nearly 40 million people relocate in the U.S. each year, and the majority of these people move between May and September. 

It makes sense. Many people would prefer not to haul furniture and load up moving vans with a foot of snow on the ground. Plus, moving in summer gives kids time to settle in before the new school year begins. 

With so many people moving and looking for storage in ...

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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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April 23, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

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Choosing a Gate for your Self-Storage facility

By:Robert Toy

Robert works for PTI Security Systems in the Engineering Department, and has worked in the self-storage security industry for over 25 years. 

Maybe you’re building a new facility, or perhaps you have an existing site and you’ve just discovered a dozen 55 gallon drums of who-knows-what behind one of your buildings; either way, you’ve reached the point where ...

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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 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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