Security Options for Storage

"I decided to rent with Tuxis Self Storage because they have an excellent security system at the facility and that was very important to me."
Caine W., Dorchester, MA

If you have more possessions than places to put them, keeping your things secure in a rented storage unit is often a convenient solution. However, it’s important to make sure that your belongings will be not just secure but easily accessible. Security measures vary according to geographic location, facility policy and cost, so here are some things to keep in mind when looking for the right kind of storage for you.

Facility Hours

For security purposes, the majority of self-storage properties have set hours during which renters can enter the property and access their storage unit. The property’s security system will prevent you from entering the property other than during these hours. If your schedule is different than the hours the storage facility is open, storage may become more of a headache than a help. Be sure to know up front what times and days you will be allowed to access your belongings. In some cases, you can rent a storage unit with 24-hour access for an increased fee.

In the case of Tuxis Self Storage, customer access is 24/7. We can offer this convenience due to our ultra high level of facility security systems as detailed below.

Locks & Security Systems

Although no security system is totally foolproof, there are security features that the facility should have to make sure both you and your stored items are as safe as possible:

  • When possible, choose a property that offers security lighting. A well lit facility is especially important if you will be accessing your storage unit when it’s dark, or at times when no managers are on duty. All Tuxis Self storage facilities offer the best in security lighting.
  • Almost all storage facilities have a keypad entry system at the main gate or at the door entrances to the storage building(s). When you rent a storage unit you will be given a unique access code, which you’ll use to gain entry to the facility via its keypad system. In addition to using the code, you will be responsible for supplying some sort of lock for your individual storage unit. Remember that you will have the only key to your individual lock, unless you ask the facility manager to "hold harmless" a key on file for you. That way, if you forget your key or if you need to have something delivered to you storage unit in your absence, the manager will have a copy. All Tuxis Self Storage facilities offer the state-of-the-art in keypad access systems.
  • Finally, there should be at least one video surveillance camera at the main gate or entrance to the facility. This backs up the keypad entry system with a chronological visual history of all individuals who have entered and exited the facility. Some storage facilities have video cameras — sometimes as many as 15 or more — at other spots around the site, too. Tuxis Self Storage facilities maintain 16 video camera recording security systems — monitoring our facilities 24/7 inside and outside — for the ultimate in video security. It’s why we say "SECURITY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY™".

Manager on Duty

At Tuxis Self Storage our on-site facility managers will be present during posted office hours monitoring who is on the property at those times, adding another level of security for you and your belongings.


If you’re a business owner, and will need to have deliveries accepted at the self-storage unit, there are several additional questions you should ask before renting a storage unit:

  1. Can the storage facility accept deliveries on your behalf?
  2. Are deliveries limited to specific times and days?
  3. If deliveries are accepted, can they be delivered right to your storage unit?
  4. If they can be delivered right to your storage unit, what is the maximum size of the delivery trucks that can enter the property and drive up to your unit?
  5. Does the property manager need to be present or can the delivery be made without the manager there?

At Tuxis Self Storage our on-site facility managers can help you with all of the above — just ask.

The peace of mind that comes from secured storage is an important benefit for both individuals and business owners, but security policies can become a hassle if you don’t know what you’re signing up for. Take the extra step to investigate the security options available at the storage facility of your choosing, and maximize the convenience of your storage solution.

At Tuxis Self Storage, it is clear that Security Is Our First Priority®. Let us help you with your storage solution.

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