February 19th, 2015

115 Storage Units Consumed In Fire

115 storage Units at the A-1 Meriden Road Self Storage facility in Waterbury, CT went up in flames yesterday (image below).

Waterbury Fire Chief David Martin said that a decision was made not to make entry due to the type of construction of the building and the volume of fire on arrival. The fire […]

February 16th, 2015

3 Storage Unit Fires in 3 Days

We always recommend consumers checkout the fire precautions and alarm systems in their self storage facility and there is a very good reason. Facilities without an adequate fire prevention policy, a smoke detection system and a fire alarm that is monitored 24 hours a day, catch fire with surprising regularity. Here are some examples from […]

February 12th, 2015

Better Self Storage CCTV Surveillance

Four years ago a self-storage operator in Forsyth County, North Carolina admitted during an interview that eight of the nine CCTV cameras at his facility were fake.

Dummy CCTV cameras like the one on the left are readily available for under $10 so it is easy to see why the operator was tempted into using […]