Picking the Best Lock for My Storage Unit
Published on 11/5/2020
An important aspect of securing your valuables at any self-storage facility in Thomasville, GA is making sure you secure your unit with a good lock. With so many to choose from, which one do you buy?
When deciding on a lock, be sure to consider the overall security of your facility. Not all facilities are the same. Some are more secure than others. Perimeter fencing, cameras, secure gates, etc. can all be factors when determining the type of lock to purchase.
Let's take a look at the different options available:
These are some of the most popular and often the most affordable. No need for keys, but you better remember the combination. We would stray away from these "high school" locker type locks as they are very easy to cut or destroy. If using a combination lock, we would recommend the more expensive solutions.
Obviously the most common and require a key to open the lock. They can be made in a variety of materials that affect quality. A poor quality or small locks can be easily pried open or snipped with bolt cutters. Other, more expensive, types are hard to to tamper with. We would definitely suggest, if you go this route, to purchase a more expensive, higher quality lock for your unit.
Probably one of the best options for self-storage units, especially if they are exterior units, are disc locks which are less prone to theft and tampering. This style lock offers the best protection. They typically require a grinder to remove making them the most difficult locks to get off. These types of locks can either be keyed or combination.
STOR-IT Thomasville Self Storage helps give you with additional peace on mind when you rent in our facility. We offer 24/7 video surveillance and electronic gate and facility access with your own personalized code. The added peace of mind and a very strong lock on your storage unit door will help you rest even easier. In addition, we offer very affordable additional Tenant Protection when storing at our facility.
For additional information about our facility and available units, make sure to call 229-225-9550 or just go to the "Rent Storage
" tab and take a look at what we have.