The holidays are right around the corner and there’s supposed to be merriment and songs in the air, good food and holiday cheer. For the most part, that’s the sentiment of the general celebrating populace.
But, every once in awhile, we read a story like this: last week a storage unit in Portland, Oregon, owned by a locksmith no less, was broken into and many of his belongings were stolen.
According to an employee, the holiday season usually brings an increase in theft at the storage facility. This may be several factors leading to this: increased chance that more valuable items (holiday gifts etc.) are potentially stored in a unit; unit owners traveling during the holiday season and not around as frequently; the holiday security team may not be as familiar with the protocols and procedures.
Be sure to check with your facility’s manager to learn about any possible holiday schedule changes to security and access. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a good, solid lock that is not malfunctioning in any method.
Don’t let this story dampen your holiday spirits, a few simple checks will ensure that your unit and belongings will remain safe and secure.