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If you own a storage unit that contains either highly-valuable or sentimental goods, you'll want to make sure that it is always kept under the tightest security measures to ensure your belongings are as safe as possible at all times.

At the most basic level, you can expect your storage unit to have a strong lock and maybe a nearby security camera but if that's not enough, there are further measures that you can implement.

This blog is here to provide you with additional security systems for storage units that increase the level of security for your goods!


Choosing the right security system for your storage unit

When it comes to protecting your storage unit from theft and/or damage, a comprehensive security system can be an invaluable tool. Not only does it deter criminals from breaking in, but it can also give you relief and peace of mind knowing that your goods are constantly protecting and monitored.

So, besides the usual lock and odd security camera that may be protecting your unit, what other options exist that enhance the safety of your goods? Let's take a look!


Fire Alarms

The first additional security measure that you can put into place that will enhance the safety of your storage unit is a fire alarm. Maybe not the first security measure that comes to mind but definitely an essential one.

Depending on where your storage unit is based, the fire safety system in place could be outdated or not as effective as more modern solutions. Therefore, having an up-to-date fire alarms system around your storage unit will help to immediately alert you at the very first detection of a fire.

Fire alarms are sometimes forgotten about when it comes to additional security measures as a fire is a rare occurrence, but when they do appear, they can have devastating effects that wipe out your entire unit. You can therefore never be too careful and opt for a state-of-the-art fire alarm system to protect your unit. Some of our systems include:

  • Conventional fire alarms
  • Wireless fire alarms
  • Addressable fire alarms

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Access Control Systems

The next security system for your storage unit that you can install to boost security is an access control system. These state-of-the-art systems allow you to decide who can enter the premises of your storage unit. From a single door to a fully-computerised network, access control systems can be used to control internal and external electronic and magnet door releases and devices, including barriers.

This provides you with full control over who accesses your premises and storage unit at any point of any day. This is hugely beneficial as strangers will not be able to access your unit if you do not allow them to, preventing people from inspecting and potentially breaking into your storage unit.

The access controls systems that we provide include:

  • Intercom systems
  • Smart cards
  • Key fobs

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Intruder Alarms

The final additional security measure that you can implement for your storage unit is an intruder alarm. Very simple yet very effective.

Intruder alarms are alarms that are monitored around the clock that lookout for a variety of situations such as fires, personal attacks and most importantly unauthorised personnel. Utilising the latest digital signalling technology, intruder alarms ensure the relevant emergency services are contacted when any of the mentioned incidents occur.

So, if an unwanted intruder was to make an attempt to break into your storage unit, the police would immediately be notified and sent to deal with the situation. Perfect for that all-important peace of mind.

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The addition of any of the above three security systems would ensure a tighter grip around your storage unit at all times. However, you can also combine them to create one, comprehensive, all-rounded security system that ensures complete control and monitoring of your goods! Simply contact us to learn more.

For more information about our storage unit security systems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the IDS team today - we'd be more than happy to help.

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