May 14, 2017 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Which Camera System Is Best For Your Self Storage Facility: MPX or IP?

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Video surveillance is an extremely important part of your self storage security system.  But with so many systems and new cameras on the market today, you might not know which is right for you.

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

Selecting keypads for your facility can seem like a small decision, but security and alarm system keypad features will tremendously impact your business. When thinking about which security keypads to use, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What will happen to my business if my keypads stop working?
  2. How important is it to prevent theft from tailgating and to know who is on site at all times?
  3. What features and functionality do I need from my keypads?


What will happen to my business if my keypads stops working? 

If you’re like most self storage owners ...

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December 14, 2016 by [Christine DeBord, PTI, PTI Security]

Ease of access to your self storage facility can have a huge impact on your customer’s experience. Design considerations such as spacing between units, whether tenants have drive up access to storage units or not, and the gate entry process can all contribute to or detract from the customer’s ease of access.Self Storage Facility Security Gate

While unit spacing and drive-up access require some careful consideration and design planning, gate entry should never be arduous for your customers—especially if you want your facility to be handicap-friendly.

Drive-up gate controls should be easy to access from the driver’s seat of a vehicle. However, the different ride heights of many vehicles can make convenient access via keypad ...

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