Most people that cannot afford to buy a house rent an apartment but unfortunately, this means a decreased space to store all their personal belongings and furniture items. This is where most people turn to storage facilities, where you can rent out a storage area to store excess items such as furniture, pictures and other documents. But before renting a storage unit, it is important to do your research on the security of the storage units and other aspects and its provided features. Down below we will discuss what exactly you need to know and understand when renting a storage unit.
Considering Storage Security
When determining security it is important that the tenant does his own part in research when it comes to the storage facility. This can be done by talking to other tenants regarding the facilities reputation, ensuring to find a good locksmith in order to determine your items are only accessible by you or another person approved by you, making sure to come and check up on your own unit at least once a month to make sure all your belongings are safe and to check up on whether the storage unit has insurance in a case of a robbery or something similar so you have guaranteed that whatever is stolen will be returned back. Security options for self storage are considered to be endless and will be based on what security package you decide to choose for own goods and items stored. Most security packages have a general alarm system monitored by the security guard who ensures a smooth operation. Other special packages offer extra security measures such as infra motion detectors, swipe card access, fire and smoke alarms and around the clock CCTV cameras who ensure that all activity is recorded.
Getting your Insurance sorted out
There are three very important aspects when it comes to getting insurance from and for your storage facilities Melbourne. These are known as guaranteed short term insurance, protecting from natural disasters and others and finally goods in motion.The first is getting a guarantee from the storage owner for at least a short term insurance for your products stored at the facility, so that during this time you have time to make your move to the new place or to come up with your own insurance plan covering all household items. The second is to protect and ensure the goods from natural disasters such as flooding, fire and even robberies, the more insurance coverage you have on your goods the more accessibility you have to premium insurance options at higher values. The third and most important insurance is known as “Goods in Motion”, this is considered as insurance for goods that are damaged during the transport between the locations of your house and the storage unit.