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    Our facility is an older property, not too much on newer technology and we're in a rural area. Boss man is looking for ideas on locks (overlocks) that can be unlocked remotely or through an app. We are closed on Sundays and he would like for tenants who pay, to have immediate access instead of waiting for us to be back in the office during normal hours.One issue is, as I stated, we are an older facility and if we get something bluetooth, we don't have the advancement in tech stuff for it to potentially reach the units at the back of our property. I need some ideas to give him and told him I'd take it to the forums!!

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    Unless there's another piece of tech i'm unaware of you would need a digital latch such as noke smart key which means you would need to get in to every unit to install. Any removable lock would require you to have some way for a customer to get the lock back to you which I would imagine may result in quite a few "vanishing". Every place i've ever worked that's been closed on a Sunday or any specific day for holidays or what not, it gets removed when we open back up. Want it off sooner? Pay your bill on time

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    • #3
      Orkocean Those were my thoughts. I did end up sending him a link to the DaVinci website to see if he'd like to try those out as trial and error.

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        AngelaESSTX DaVinci locks are the way to go. It's a combo lock with a serial code on it so you can keep track of what lock goes on what unit. We have a lockbox that the tenants return them to. It's great for securing empty units as well. So far only one has grown a pair of legs and walked off.

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        • #5
          AngelaESSTX Thanks for letting me know about Davinci lock, this is new to me. I have also suggested noke smart key for most of the clients which means you would need to get into every unit to install but having a cloud-based gate access system is also an advantage. It can be integrated with Integration with wireless or wired door sensors. Integration with panic buttons. There are tonnes of features available on the cloud-based access system.

          Regards,
          Nihal Ahamed M
          Self Storage Software Specialist
          www.6storage.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bubba View Post
            AngelaESSTX DaVinci locks are the way to go. It's a combo lock with a serial code on it so you can keep track of what lock goes on what unit. We have a lockbox that the tenants return them to. It's great for securing empty units as well. So far only one has grown a pair of legs and walked off.
            Yes! We love our DaVinci locks. And you just put a mailbox/dropbox at your exit so they drop them in if they remove them. EASY! And since you have Sitelink, it integrates perfectly.
            MamaDuke

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            • #7
              I run a 2nd location that is off the beaten path.
              The rent is due on the 1st of each month.
              The tenants are trained.
              they are trained that if they are late and over locked and they choose to pay during non office hours, IE, the weekend, they KNOW that the unit can not be physically unlocked until I get back to wok on Monday!
              Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lady5563 View Post
                I run a 2nd location that is off the beaten path.
                The rent is due on the 1st of each month.
                The tenants are trained.
                they are trained that if they are late and over locked and they choose to pay during non office hours, IE, the weekend, they KNOW that the unit can not be physically unlocked until I get back to wok on Monday!
                Totally agree. I'm thinking of maybe pushing for using Davinci locks for vacant units in the cases of tenants that plan to actually move their stuff in at a later date.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AngelaESSTX View Post

                  Totally agree. I'm thinking of maybe pushing for using Davinci locks for vacant units in the cases of tenants that plan to actually move their stuff in at a later date.
                  Oh, I HATE that. We have after hour move ins through the website, and then you don't see them for weeks! They're paying for air. I'll call but hear nothing until they suddenly pop up.
                  Even duct-tape can't fix stupid. But it can muffle the noises.

                  WA State

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                  • #10
                    For vacant units at my remote location, I do not over-lock them
                    I use break-away tags!
                    If the unit needs to be shown or rented, it can be with a break-away tag!
                    Chateau sells them!

                    https://www.chateauproducts.com/#ind...iew&prodId=157
                    Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.

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