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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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Does Changing Your Lock Change Your Liability?

Welcome to the new age of “Smart Entry Systems“. The technologies of the world have yet again found their place in the self storage industry. Today, tenants using Bluetooth locking systems are able to open and close their unit doors remotely and owners are able to over-lock delinquent units with...
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Sound the Alarm…or not! Why Individual Door Alarms Add Value to Storage Facilities

Keeping the personal property of your tenants safe and secure is job one for every self-storage facility owner or operator. Ensuring that only those authorized to access your site — and individual storage units — means that your facility will be more secure than your competitors, and this, in turn,...
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MiniCo Insurance Agency Publishes Tenant Insurance Best Practices

To better differentiate the various financial products targeted to self-storage customers, Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency has published a list of best practices for offering tenant insurance. MiniCo’s best practices address regulatory requirements, program selection, carrier rating, lease agreement, manager training, and customer communication. MiniCo was founded in 1974 with tenant...
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How to Calculate the Value Proposition of Smart Buildings

The past few years has seen a surge in technology; but in the midst of feeling as though technological advances have pervaded every part of our lives, businesses of all industries have been on a quest to use IoT to unlock the true value of the data generated by smart...
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All About Conversions: 4 Reasons to Consider a Conversion for Your Next Self Storage Build

It’s no secret that Amazon has changed the game when it comes to retail shopping. Consumers are spending more time shopping online and less time at big-box retail stores. Because of this, many retailers have had to close thousands of locations over the past few years. While this is a...
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