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    Default Have you been visited by the Feds?

    This week, counterterrorist officials distributed a document to police, advising them to visit self-storage facilities on a mission against terrorist activity. This comes in light of the al-Qaida bomb scare in Denver and New York. According to the Denver Post, at least one facility has been visited, with police asking questions about tenants' suspicious behavior. For more background info:

    Denver Storage Facilities Visited in Connection With Terrorist Concerns

    AP Reports on Document About Storage and Terrorist Activity

    So, have they come a-knockin' on your door yet? Do you think they will? Do you have anything suspicious to report?
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    Wink Yep, you betcha!

    We had a visit from the local FBI liason not one month ago. His primary reason for the visit was to introduce himself to our local site managers and to offer his assistance with our own in-house security screening program as needed.

    Almost called him today on a new renter with a less than believable story...
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    Default SSA PDFs not opening

    So I thought I'd log on to the SSA website to read the "Homeland Security Alert" and guess what? It simply re-directs back to their homepage even though I've logged into the secure members only area. I verified the log on and the path name is https.... I've sent an email and will try to see what is going on and alert anyone about anything more we all need to know. Hopefully by the time you read this on Wednesday the problem will be fixed. They're pretty good about addressing things quickly!

    On the terrorist thought though, we all need to ALWAYS be vigilant and be AWARE of what is happening on our sites. Be nosy and get back to those golf cart reconnaissance missions, they're the best as you're visible on site and that makes people who are up to no good either stop, or go elsewhere.

    I for one don't want any bombs being made here. Hell, I live here and our kids visit and I love them and don't want any harm falling upon them or my customers for that matter. I'd rather risk offending someone by being overly nosy than to stick my head in the sand like an ostrich.

    If nothing else an alert from DHS & the FBI should remind us all to not be complacent. Have we been visited? No, but I sure wish someone would. I'd love the chance to speak with an agent and learn a bit more. Knowledge is power, and we need power to avert terrorist activities. Do I really expect a terrorist to select our sleepy little burb, no. But then again, who among us does expect someone to do something illegal on their site?

    Okay, I'm stepping off of my soapbox now.
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    I received an e-mail yesterday from SSA with the entire Homeland security notice to police and FBI -- I will put it up on my website and post a link here in a bit.

    It's a very interesting read.

    to answer the question - no visits -- yet.
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    Here is the link

    Homeland Security
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    Wow! This is all very interesting and scary. I'll put my 'radar' out a bit more.

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    I'm all for awareness, paying attention, whatever other euphemism you care to employ, but there is something that always makes me nervous about federales showing up. Maybe it's too many movies.

    I get why self storage would be on the radar and it is not too much to ask managers to be aware of shady characters who come to rent. It is govt's potential for excess that gives me pause, kinda like the story from AZ about the couple with the bathtime photos of their kids that turned into a year-long expensive nightmare. Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autodoc View Post
    I received an e-mail yesterday from SSA with the entire Homeland security notice to police and FBI --
    Okay, they are after me. My paranoia is real!!! The SSA didn't warn me.

    Or then again... I did some massive block deleting of email; maybe I better check my 'trash'. No disrespect intended SSA folks.

    Thanks Wayne for the info, but now that you've posted it you're being watched. Tracked by: TERR-010000-01-05 is at the bottom of the notices.

    Nothing much new that DHS and FBI haven't targeted prior in regards to storage facilities. It does make me want to toss out the landscape company even more now though. They store their trailer and lawnmowers, all open and visible and I'm on them all the time. They try to keep lawn clippings in the unit overnight, but I won't let them... there's critters in those burlap bags.
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