Storage tends to be used for things that you care about but do not necessarily want to look at every day. If you put something in storage, odds are you care about it since you are going out of your way to not throw it away. Burglars know this, which is why storage robbery is so common. Here are a few tips on how to prevent your items in storage from being taken.
It should go without saying, but make sure the storage space you are renting has adequate security. Ideal security would include security cameras and key fobs. Although a traditional lock and key or punching in a code could suffice, they are easier systems to infiltrate.
The website of Ben White Mini Storage says you should check your storage unit once a month. However, if possible you should check it more often than that. Storage burglars tend to seek out spaces that seem abandoned, so they more you visit your storage space, the more likely they will see you and avoid that area. Visiting your storage space often reaps other benefits other than security. If you keep vehicles in storage, you can run their engine every once in awhile to keep them working properly. It will also remind you what you stored, making it easier to keep track of all of your items. You should also never keep a vehicle’s keys with it in storage. Doing so only makes it easier for a burglar to steal it.
Finally, if you have smaller valuable possessions in storage, find creative ways to hide them. For example, you could keep them in the glove compartment of a vehicle, the drawer of a dresser, or underneath a couch cushion. Sometimes burglars are just looking for something quick and easy to take, so they will not bother with larger items.