About Self Storage
History of Self Storage
The self storage industry began in the United States of America about 40 years ago. It is now a major industry with an estimated 50,000 facilities and growing. It began appearing in Australia and New Zealand in the late 70’s. From there it spread to the United Kingdom in the early 1980s and quickly grew across France, Spain and mainland Europe. Asia and the Middle East have developed self storage markets in the last decade. It is one of the fastest growing industries throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. Self storage is a service that offers both personal and business users a storage solution that they can control themselves.
Before Self Storage
Prior to self storage people had to rely on removal companies and large storage organizations to store on their behalf with limited access, no flexibility, long term contracts and high charges. Removals companies are now converting much of their space into self storage.
What is Self Storage?
Each individually rented storage space is known as a ‘unit’. Unit sizes vary according to the requirements of the self storage customer. All units are equipped with their own lock and key. The unit owner is the only person who has access to its contents. Not even a storage manager or maintenance staff has a key to the unit.
Self Storage Security
One of the most important factors involved in self storage is security. Security cameras, alarms and access control ensure that possessions are safe 24 hours a day. Self storage facilities vary in the services that they offer; some offering insurance packages, office space, packing supplies and even free transportation of your possessions in some occasions.
Steel Storage provide a hassle free, flexible approach to their projects and this, along with their high quality of workmanship has resulted in a successful partnership which I would be happy to recommend to anyone interested in developing a self storage facility