September 30th, 2014

Massive Storage Unit Burglary

We could all be forgiven for thinking that a self-storage facility with a resident manager would be relatively secure. A spectacular burglary at a facility owned by Public Storage, a well known operator of self-storage facilities, shows just how wrong you can be.

The authorities in Harris County, Texas are searching for thieves who broke […]

September 16th, 2014

Do The Surveillance Cameras Work?

Atlantic Self Storage have 44 locations in the Jacksonville area and last weekend their facility in Mandarin was ransacked with over 30 units burglarized. Atlantic Self Storage claim on their website that “All of our facilities have managers who live on site” which begs the question – where was the manager? Also surveillance cameras can […]

September 9th, 2014

Huge Self Storage Facility Fire

Personal possessions are lost in self storage unit fires almost every day but some fires are much worse than others. Take this one in Kilbirnie, New Zealand back in April with hundreds of victims and over 370 units destroyed (images below). The blaze took 24 hours to put out with the upper floor of the […]

September 2nd, 2014

Self Storage Guide News Section

The self storage industry only exists because of two fundamental aspects of human behaviour. The first is acquisitiveness which is the desire to acquire and keep goods above and beyond what appears necessary for one’s own basic comfort and survival. The second is the endowment effect which is the tendency for people to overvalue what […]