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Fourth Smart Storage Facility by Green Storage Opens in Sweden in under 14 Months

After building their first self-storage facility in April 2019, and being the first to bring a smarter, more convenient and secure storage solution to Sweden, Green Storage opens their fourth smart facility located in Bromma, Stockholm in just 14 short months. The 500 unit facility is located at the intersection...
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Wentworth Property Company Increases Revenue with Portable Storage

Revitalizing an Aging Facility with Portable Storage Eager to expand its presence in an established market, Wentworth Property Company acquired a mom-and-pop self-storage facility in San Antonio, Texas, that was surprisingly well occupied despite being a class C facility. The team knew with a little renovation, expansion and unit remix,...
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Self-Storage Success From a Wife’s Collecting Heart

Customer Spotlight: Climate Storage - Knoxville, TN Climate Storage has grown substantially since it began back in 1999. Going from one facility, that all started when owner, Ed Drummond, needed to clear out his overflowing garage, to seven self-storage facilities across the southeast today. Four of those facilities were sold...
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Janus Awarded Inc. 5000 Ranking for the Seventh Time

The Self-Storage Building and Facility Automation Experts at Janus International Achieves Ranking on Annual Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies This is the company’s seventh time achieving Inc. 5000 ranking within twelve years.  TEMPLE, GA, AUGUST 17, 2020 – Janus International Group (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier...
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How Storage Star Used Portable Storage to Increase Revenue & Meet Demand

Customer Spotlight: Storage Star Self-Storage Vacaville, California Storage Star- is a rapidly growing company that started 2 years ago and has quickly acquired 23 assets spread across 7 states, with no signs of slowing down! After seeing the returns their various sites can capture with portable units, they've utilized MASS in a...
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Are Smart Storage Units Right for Retrofits?

Self-storage facilities - and the neighborhoods they call home - have come a long way in the past 30 years. If your circa 1985 facility is competing against a new state-of-the-art build across the road, there’s no question of who is going to win more tenants. You don’t have to...
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CURIOUS ABOUT THE CLOUD?

PTI Is Here To Help! You've heard all the buzz around — but may be wondering what it could mean for your self-storage business. Click the link below to watch a video that gives a simplified explanation of the industry's most advanced access control software. See for yourself how StorLogix...
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BETCO, Beavers & Virginia Properties: Dam Good Self-Storage

About the facility: In the heart of a military town in Stafford, Virginia, this Extra Space Storage Facility is owned and developed by Virginia Properties, operated by Extra Space and was designed, manufactured and built by BETCO. The owner of Virginia Properties has developed warehouse buildings in the past that...
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The Business Benefits of Tenant-Facing Mobile Apps in Self-Storage

Smartphone usage is at an all-time high among U.S. consumers. According to Pew Research, an impressive 81% of consumers currently own a smartphone, up from just 35% in 2011. And as consumers’ love affair with their smartphones continues to grow, it creates new opportunities for the self-storage industry. But it’s...
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Fill The Shelves! Self-Storage Retail Tips

  Fill The Shelves! Self-Storage Retail Tips By Glen McBurnie There’s an adage in retail that offers some straightforward advice: “Fill the shelves and it will sell!” Obviously, storage and moving supplies are a natural fit for self-storage companies, so many facilities have a large selection of supplies to help...
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The Advantages of Implementing an Individualized Unit Security Solution

Security is one of the many features that a self-storage operator has to take into consideration. In most cases, taking reasonable steps to ensure your facility is secure satisfies the obligations you have to keep your customers’ belongings secure. In this day and age, adopting security measures that go above...
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3 Innovative Technologies That Are Redefining Self-Storage

The self-storage industry is growing at a rapid pace. Currently, a $38+ billion industry, self-storage is experiencing increased demand due to urbanization, baby boomer downsizing, the storage needs of millennials, as well as other factors. But increased revenue opportunities mean increased competition — and today’s self-storage industry is more competitive...
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Canopy Covered RV Installation Best Practices for Storage Facility’s Businesses

  Baja Carports Baja Constructions’ in-house design engineers and project managers place emphasis on the proposed site’s layout first; “fact-checking” the property for its canopy feasibility. It’s important that we are given the exact address of the business property to begin best practices. Following our recommended best course of action...
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Self Storage Cloud Access Control Rain or Shine: You Can Still See the Cloud

  Cloud Based Access Control Systems for Self Storage The cloud has been a buzz word in the technology world for several years now.  Anytime you hear about a new software platform or app, you are bound to hear the word “cloud”.  Cloud computing has changed the way we structure...
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1 Company – 1 Vision

In mid-December 2018, the Janus International, the leading global supplier of building and technology products and solutions to the self-storage industry, acquired the inventors of the first Bluetooth padlock, Nokē. With the acquisition, Janus solidifies the partnership with Nokē and brings the storage industry building expertise of Janus together with...
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Not Yo Mamma’s Access Control System

Not Yo Mamma’s Access Control System Take a look at Janus’s smart entry system.
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Fear of the Future

We are all comfortable doing things the way we have always done them.  However, this comfort with tradition can make us vulnerable to falling behind the competition.  We see this throughout history. We all remember the yellow pages, right?  Those that fail to adapt to market and societal changes due...
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Email Marketing Made Easy: PTI CORE™ With Mailchimp™ Integration for Self-Storage Operations

Are you making the most of email in your self-storage operation? If not, you should be. Email marketing has an average return on investment (ROI) of 3,800 percent, according to Salesforce research. In other words, for every dollar invested in email, businesses earn an average of $38. In the self-storage...
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How a Smart Thermostat Can Improve your Self-Storage Business

By PTI Security Systems Est. Reading Time:  3 Min The Smart Thermostat has already made its mark on our homes as a valuable tool for monitoring and maintaining proper ambiance and room temperature. Our homes are not the only places where our belongings live. Many of us use self-storage units...
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