Downsizing to a smaller home or attempting to remove clutter from the home has caused many Australians to rent out a self storage unit. Most self storage facilities have become rather popular with an occupancy rate between 85% to 90%. To prevent unauthorized access to the units, look for self storage facilities that enforce strict policies and protocols on allowing visitors onto their premises. To ensure that the storage facility you have chosen is secure, verify that the facility will perform the following 3 actions before allowing visitors access to their facility.
Ask to See Several Pieces of ID
To determine the identity of the visitor asking to access your unit, the self storage facility should request that the visitor provides several pieces of ID. Take a look at the policies enforced by the facility to determine the type of ID that is accepted. A secure facility will ask to see at least one piece of government-issued ID that has a photograph and signature on it and another piece of ID just to further confirm the identity of the visitor. Determine whether the facility accepts foreign ID.
Check to See Whether You Have Provided Permission to the Visitor
Once the self storage facility has checked the ID of the visitor, they should then check the type of permission you have allowed for your unit. For example, you might have specified that only certain people are able to access the unit or you might allow anyone to access your unit provided that they provide a picture ID and know the combinations to your lock. You might have also specified to the storage facility that you would like to ban or restrict certain people from accessing your unit.
Log the Time and Date When the Visitor Accessed Your Unit
Upon checking the terms of the permissions that you have set and specified, the self storage facility should log the time and date of when the visitor accessed your unit. This doesn't necessarily mean that the visitor has entered your unit, as the visitor might be unable to if they do not have the key to your lock or know your passcode. The facility will merely log which visitor was allowed onto the facility.
By keeping track and restricting the type of visitors that are allowed on the premise, the self storage facility will be able to further prevent burglaries from happening. As the facility keeps track of everyone who has entered the premise, it is easy to determine which visitors might be responsible for unauthorized accesses or damages to the facility.