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 […]

January 3rd, 2015

100+ Stowaway Storage Units Burglarized

According to their website Stowaway Storage, North Haven, CT have a “State of the Art Security System”. Unfortunately it was not sufficiently state of the art to prevent thieves using simple bolt cutters to burglarize over 100 storage units at the facility last Sunday night. One customer was missing a 1996 Jaguar from his storage […]

December 23rd, 2014

155 Extra Space Storage Units Burglarized

“Our Dallas storage facilities are the cleanest and securest around”, say Extra Space Storage on their website. Clean they may be but secure they are not. Dallas police are investigating a series of thefts at the Extra Space Storage facility located on Ft. Worth Avenue, where 155 units were robbed on four separate days during […]

December 2nd, 2014

Self-Storage Locks

Hundreds of self-storage units are broken into every week because of poor quality locks. Two recent examples of many where the 51 storage units at Great Value Storage in Dayton, OH and the 87 units at the Public Storage facility in Harris County, TX. The Public Storage facility even had a resident manager but this […]

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 […]