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Choose a Storage Facility with Secure Access

Safety


Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent. – Author unknown Have you ever tried to walk into a facility and the door was locked and the only way to access it was by using a specific key? These types of facilities are utilizing ACCESS CONTROL- a limited access system that controls physical or virtual resources by only granting access to those with certain privileges for that specific unit. WHAT WE OFFER Like many other companies, Seguin Storage is enhancing our property’s security by using an access control system. Why? Because we are trying to optimize every aspect of security throughout. Such systems will enhance building safety and security while maintaining a few basic components which work together for optimal functionality. Our facility will have 11 keypad entrees that can be accessed with the code of your choice. As well as an access controlled gated system that will allow you to use the same code to enter our facility. Check out our Gate Access Blog for some extra information on our gate process. Our buildings will have their own keypad entry ensuring only individuals using that specific unit can access it. Each door will also have electronic door locks incorporated. This type of security feature allows for the door to stay locked until the user inputs the right credentials, which at that point will send a signal to the door for it to be temporarily unlocked. The reason this is necessary is because we want to ensure people aren’t entering our premises without notice. OUR GOAL Now, we do understand that this can seem a bit much, but wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry? One of our main goals is to intricate our security system and use every safety feature available to keep everyone safe and free of worries. We will take every step possible on our end but will need the help of our consumers too. This is how you can help: DO NOT tailgate. If you have more than ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Onsite Property Management

Safety


"What's measured improves" - Peter F. Drucker How comfortable would you feel if you rented a storage unit and there was no one to answer any questions you had? At Seguin Storage we offer an on-site property manager who will be available Monday – Friday 9AM- 6PM and Saturday- Sunday 11AM- 3PM. They will be there to assist current and prospective customers with all needs and services such as: · Unit pricing · Touring the property · Viewing a variety of unit sizes for specific needs · Answering any questions · Demonstrate how to access the buildings · Go over all safety features Seguin Storage is aware that each individual has their own unique needs, therefore we are always looking at ways to improve our customer experience and have trained our management to answer each and every requirement that needs to be addressed. SECURITY Not only are they there for questions and concerns they are also there for security purposes; Property Managers overlook the entire facility. Being on-site 6 days a week they are able to see any changes as they are happening and fix them before they become a problem. Along with our video surveillance, which runs 24/7 our manager will have access to view videos at any time and see if there is any unusual activity going on. CHOOSING THE RIGHT ONE Now, we understand our customers want to trust their facility when it comes to safety, therefore no matter where you decided to rent from remember it is important to have a facility with an on-site manager because they: · Screen out problem tenants · Are your point of contact for any concerns · Maintain a clean environment · Ensure no illegal activity is going on · Understands customers’ needs · Finds a solution REMEMBER a competent property manager can add significant value to tenants! So, we understand that finding the right place to store your valuables can be important, so Seguin Storage is here to make things as simple as ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


High Security Gate Access

Safety


Did you know that One in ten U.S. households now rent a self-storage unit? UNDERSTANDING After understanding the amount of people in need and the amount of crime, SEGUIN STORAGE is taking all precautions to avoid such happenings. With a 24FT by 6FT tall ORNAMENTAL IRON SLIDE GATE, we are taking security very seriously. Our gate will have an ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM, which will be monitored 24/7 and our system will only grant access to valid codes and track all entries and exits. With keypad locks and security intercoms we are incorporating top of the line technology to help ensure a secure facility for the town of Seguin and surrounding areas. WE NEED HELP Now, unfortunately we cannot fully promise security or safety for our clients, but we are going to do everything in our power to make our property secure and safe for everyone! That said Seguin Storage cannot do this alone so, we will also need the help of our clients to assist in ensuring safety with a few basic rules once a rental unit is rented and that includes: Choose a code that doesn’t involve known criteria (ex: address or birthdate) Don’t write your access code anywhere unsafe and properly discard anything that has the access code on it No tailgating CONCLUSION We know safety is always a concern, especially when you are housing personal items. Therefore, with a history of 30 years of experience Compound Security Specialists are providing us with top notch service to maintain the security aspect of self-storage units and help SEGUIN STORAGE hold a high standard when it comes to theft. Wouldn’t you feel comfortable choosing a secure, access-controlled, gated facility? ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Value of Renters Insurance

Safety


Did you know there are between 45,547 and 52,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S.? Can you say whoa??? I was pretty taken back by that statistic as well! Spare Foot gives you a better brake down of the different industry statistics for the U.S. Now, when we understand that self-storage is highly needed, we also understand there are many more underlining issues that can follow. Maintaining High Security Gate Access shows a statistic for the number of households needing storage and that storage facilities can be easy targets for thieves. Therefore, Seguin Storage wants the best all-around security options and will require all tenants to have some form of renter’s insurance. PARTNER Because we are wanting the best for our customers we have decided to partner with storsmartinsurance . Their approach of holding the highest standards for their customers and standing for integrity, value and peace of mind, we wouldn’t go any other route. With a minimum of $9 you can protect up to $2,000 worth of valuables if it was caused by: (faqs goes into further detail) Fire or lightning Windstorm or hail Weight of ice, snow or sleet; or collapse of building Smoke or water damage (minus flood) Vandalism, malicious mischief, or burglary REASONS Yes, we understand that adding more fees can be hard to accept, but wouldn’t you rather keep your items protected for a few extra dollar’s vs losing all your valuables and having to start over? I know I would! Lets take this into consideration Amazon shows us that a simple couch can range from $200-$1,000 depending. Wouldn’t you feel more comfortable paying $9 and not having to worry about furniture for your new house? Again, I would!! OPTIONS Now, we do have the option for customers to use their own homeowners policy for their stored goods, but there can be some short term and long term issues with that. Say for instance you used your own homeowners policy for your stored goods, depending on the characteristics and quality of the ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Video Surveillance

Safety


"For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind." - Eleanor Everet When you think of renting a storage unit what expectations would you have? For most it will include cleanliness and security. Why? Well, when you think about it, wouldn’t you want to store your belongings at a facility where your possessions will maintain the same condition? More importantly, wouldn’t you expect to have a safe place to store these items without worrying about them being stolen? Well, our goal is to provide you with every aspect possible when it comes to security! PIECE OF MIND A peace of mind is a feeling of being safe or protected. Therefore, when looking for a facility you should understand that some partner with outside security specialist and some don't. After some research and searching for the right company Seguin Storage has chosen to pair up with Compound Security in order to help build a secure facility for every customer. With their 30 years of experience we are expecting to deliver a top-notch security system for everyone! Our video surveillance system will consist of almost 20 cameras throughout our facility. We will also have 49” monitor screens located inside the office for live surveillance during working hours. As well as 24/7 recordings throughout the facility, allowing Seguin Storage to have full access to review videos at any time, ensuring there is no suspicious activity happening at any point. How does that sound? Knowing that your property will have ears and eyes on them, even when there isn’t staff on site! Sounds Great, huh? That being taken into consideration safety is always a TOP priority for Seguin Storage because we want the best for our customers! WHAT TO LOOK FOR Now, no matter where you decide to store your belongings you should ALWAYS look for security features within a facility. Listed below are some features that should be considered: Basic Gate Access- Electronic-entry gates with personalized passcodes ensure safety by ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Solar LED Lights

Safety


“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~Aaron Rose When you are looking at renting a storage unit what is one thing that would be on the top of your priority list? For many it would be security, why? Since you are housing your possessions you want to be able to know you are protected. ENHANCED SAFETY Burglars, vandals, and other criminals spend their time looking at targeting properties where there is minimal security. They focus on facilities that are dark and not well lit because they do not want to be seen. Therefore, Seguin Storage has taken that extra precaution by installing Solar LED Lights throughout. A reason for choosing such lights is because we are looking to discourage criminals from thinking about stepping foot on our location. Combined with our alarm system and outdoor security cameras, these lights can be very beneficial when it comes to keeping invaders away. MORE CONVENIENCE Not only do these special lights protect but they are also very handy when it comes to convenience, especially since you will be able to access our facility 24/7. Having lights automatically on when you are entering the property makes things a lot easier. Being able to see what you are doing rather than having to search for a light switch helps ensure you are moving in your possessions safely. ENERGY SAVING Another great feature to using solar LED lights is energy consumption. Did you know solar LED lights are more efficient than basic security lights, because they use little to no electricity and they also reduce light pollution. With incorporating our solar panels, we are also taking that extra step for our environment. CONCLUSION Now, we understand how important your possessions are to you that is why we want to do everything in our power to make Seguin Storage as safe as possible. We want you to have comfort in knowing that the safety features we are incorporating will protect the ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Fences: Expectation vs. Reality

Safety


Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. -Robert Frost There in nothing as enticing than a facility with proper security. That is why security is a top priority for Seguin Storage. We want to do everything in our power to create a safe environment for every individual that walks through our front door. By structuring our facility to house all the advanced technological features we hope to keep everyone aware of our surroundings from motion Senor lights to access control we have incorporated it all! Although, we are aware there are situations we can’t control, so we offer renters’ insurance just to take that extra precaution. Because being safe is always better than being sorry. FENCING: Expectation Before we started integrating all our security features, we knew fencing would be a major aspect in creating a secure facility. Being that we are going to house RV, Boats, and Cars openly we want our tenants to know that they are choosing a secure location and individuals can’t walk on site without having permission. Our facility will have a wrought-iron fence that will not only protect valuables but provide durable protection that is built to last for many years. Knowing that this type of fence will stand strong and will be hard to cut through makes choosing Seguin Storage an easy decision. Don’t you think? FENCING: Reality Now, it is easy to look for one thing when searching for a storage unit and that seems to be pricing but what would if matter if you are going to diminish the safety of your valuables by not having a barrier between the location and society. The reality is, it's easy to choose the facility with minimal features because it was cheaper. But what transpires when your belongings get tampered with? Not only do you lose out on money, but you also loose items you were not ready to let go of yet. OUR GOAL Seguin ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Choosing Your Lock

Safety


So, you’ve found a unit at Seguin Storage and want to lock up your things. Not all facilities are the same, most don’t have the flexibility that Seguin Storage has. Although theft is not common at storage facilities, it does happen. Most facilities in Seguin, you use your own lock, and you’re welcome to do the same at Seguin Storage. But here are some things you should consider when making your lock selection. Shackle Padlocks These look like the standard padlocks we grew up with, remember your locker at school? They are common and inexpensive, but not the most secure. Although made with hardened steel, the loop bar is susceptible to bolt cutters or mini grinders you can purchase at Home Depot for 30 bucks, & as seen opening the doors on the TV show Storage Wars. Disc Locks Disc locks are the most popular self-storage locks, as they are resiliently strike-proof, drill proof and pick-proof. Their thick shackle fits tightly around your storage unit door latch, making it difficult to cut or grind. However, a skilled person can cut or grind a disk lock almost as quickly as a shackle padlock. Cylinder Locks Some facilities are beginning to equip their units with "Cylinder locks". These are the most secure and tamper proof locks available. Housed internally within the storage units door (similar to most front door locks on people’s homes), these cannot be cut or ground off with bolt cutters. They don’t stick out from the door with no raised surfaces to tamper with. The key mechanism inside is also superior to other locks, in that they have over 20,000 different key combination options, whereas many padlocks only have a dozen different key combination options. Key replication requires very specialized machines to make the keys (the are also cylindrical), so it's hard for anyone else to have a copy. ONLY YOU have the ...


Timm
May 23rd, 2019