Thread: Crime at Your Facility
4th November 2009, 02:12 PM #1Community Manager
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Crime at Your Facility
There's been a lot of crime at self-storage facilities in the news over the past couple of weeks.
Have you taken any NEW precautions to protect yourself? Are you adding more cameras or other security?
Are you alone on the property? Do you worry about being robbed? Can anyone access your facility's office from the street?
How do you protect yourself?Amy Campbell
4th November 2009, 02:31 PM #2
The day after Thanksgiving, Big 5 sporting goods will have on sale a Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun with an 18" barrel known as the "Persuader" for only $239.
Storman will be there bright and early. Properly used, just the sound of the pump racking will be persuasion enough.
As I've mentioned before, we conduct all of our business from a dutch door. The customers stand outside under a cover and we're inside in our private office. Nobody has ever complained nor care that they can't come in, the benefits of being in a temperate climate. For security our setup can't be beat. We're not changing anything security-wise now, other than adding the shotgun in a few weeks, but that's more for general security than for storage business security. I'm convinced that it is time to buy a gun and ammo while I still can, and I may not stop at just one.
4th November 2009, 03:20 PM #3
I don't really
worry about being robbed.
Although, I'm not too excited about lien sales sometimes. I've got one that we'll be selling next month and I have a feeling that one of the customers that is up for sale in NOT going to be happy. I'm really not looking forward to dealing with that one.Melissa M Roberts, CSSM
TNSSA President 2014
STORAGE DEPOT, Facilities Director
4th November 2009, 03:55 PM #4
Keep us posted!
And btw, we have just installed 8 more cameras to up our security. I also have a baseball bat and mase at my desk. As tempting as a gun is, because we have kids, we have never had one.
4th November 2009, 04:29 PM #5
Our youngest is now 12, like you we've never had a gun in the home. In addition to her being old enough to know not to mess with it, I'll take her and my wife to the range so they will understand it.
The driving force behind us getting one at this point is not security related, I've just become convinced that there will be a time when I won't be able get one at all. It seems we're moving towards that end at a faster pace than we have been in the past. Taking or prohibiting weapons from being owned by the public just means that only the criminals will have them. I will just feel better that I have one in case I ever need it.
4th November 2009, 04:46 PM #6
You do have a good point! I have not thought of it that way. My youngest is 10 and then I have one 12 and one 16 (and one 22 but she doesn't live with us anymore!) I have always thought we should get one and then go to a driving range and learn how to use them. I agree that I certainly don't want only the criminals to have them!
Our PD is always great about coming to auctions. Our auctions never last more than 30 minutes usually. We have been lucky, we have only had two this year and they were both only single units. I do have 3 that I am going to have to do before the end of the year. The PD would not have to stay for the whole thing, only have a presence there until the tenant who may be a problem leaves.
4th November 2009, 05:20 PM #7
MusicCity Gal- I too hate golfers, and they all deserve to die, but you'll probably have a better experience if you take your gun to the shooting range.
4th November 2009, 05:27 PM #8Senior Member
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Crime at your location
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