Self storage facilities lease space to individuals, usually storing household goods, or to small home-based businesses, usually storing excess inventory or archived records. The rented spaces, known as “units”, “rooms” or “lockers” are secured by the tenant’s own lock and key. Facility operators do not have casual access to the contents of the space, unlike a professional warehouseman. A self storage operator never takes possession, care, custody or control of the contents of the storage rental space unless a lien is imposed for non-payment of rent. Self storage facility operators frequently provide controlled access to rental space areas, individual door alarms, interior units lights, and security cameras. Goods or items stored are either not insured by the self storage operator, or insured only to a minimal degree; possessions stored are at the tenant’s “own risk” or can be protected by tenant-purchased homeowner’s insurance or buy purchasing self storage tenant insurance.
Storage lockers are small cheap storage units; they are commonly found in dedicated cabinets, very often in large numbers, in various public places such as locker rooms, work places, schools, transport centres, and, of course at Self Storage Facilities. They vary in size, purpose, construction, and security. Self Storage Facilities offer this kind of units for those customers who don’t need a regular self storage unit or are required to store additional items on a safe small compartment, like documents, jewelry, etc.
Self Storage Units
Storage lockers from the self storage facilities come with its own padlock, although you can purchase and set your very own padlock. Various types of key locking or padlocking facility are available now. Key locking options include flush locks, cam locks, or locks incorporated into a rotating handle; padlocking facilities may be a simple hasp and staple, or else a padlocking hole may be included in a handle, often called a latchlock. More modern designs include keyless operation, either by coin deposit (which may or may not be returned when use of the locker terminates), or by using electronic keypads to enter passwords for later reopening the locker. Some older lockers used a drop-latch which was incorporated into the door handle, and slid up and down and could be padlocked at the bottom in the “down” position, but these are less used now.
Self Storage Facilities commonly offer these storage lockers at a very low price and can be a great low-cost alternative to Safe Deposit Boxes.
Lockers are normally quite narrow, of varying heights and tier arrangements. Width and depth usually conform to standard measurements, although non-standard sizes are occasionally found. Public places with lockers often contain large numbers of them, such as in a school. They are usually made of painted sheet metal.