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Secure Storage Units: How are Storage Facilities Secured

2021 July 29
Written by Make Space Storage

Are you downsizing, running out of room for family valuables or just wanting to declutter your home? Choose one of our secure storage units today! 

Are storage units safe? The answer is yes; self-storage units are safe, secure and convenient. At Make Space, our main priority is ensuring the safety of the belongings you choose to store in one of our secure storage facilities. Our storage lockers and on-site containers have 24-hour video surveillance and state-of-the-art security. Our facilities across Canada have a secure gate to enter the facility and security cameras that ensure round-the-clock surveillance. Our climate-controlled self-storage lockers come in various sizes to accommodate different storage needs, all while being cheap and secure. 

Now let’s dive deeper into how a self-storage locker is a safe and secure storage option.

Requirements for Secure Storage Facilities 

Storage unit security is one of our main priorities at all facilities across Canada. But what self storage security features are required for a storage facility to be considered safe? To help protect your items, self storage facility security is essential when assessing what company you want to store your valuable items with. These storage providers should ensure:

  • 24-hour video surveillance of the entire property.
  • Secure locks and password protected access.
  • A well maintained property with onsite staff.
  • Proper lighting across the entire facility. 

Every storage facility should be equipped with these features. Do your research before signing a contract with a storage company, as you want to ensure your items will be safe and secure. Security is one of Make Space Storage’s primary goals. Let’s dive into the steps we take to ensure your items are secure.

What about Our Storage Facilities?

Here at Make Space Storage, we pride ourselves on providing secure steel storage units available in various sizes. We even offer climate-controlled units to ensure your belongings are safe from moisture. Our storage lockers and on-site container facilities are equipped with:

  • Fully gated entry and exit, access code provided once you rent a storage unit in Kitchener or another city, so you have access to your items seven days a week.
  • 24/7 video surveillance to ensure nothing goes unnoticed if it poses any risks to your stored belongings. 
  • Electronic locks controlled through your phone only or secure locks that only you have a key for.
  • On-site managers who are available to make sure you get all the help you need. 
  • Insurance, everybody who rents a locker or onsite container must have insurance. This is a mandatory requirement.

Choosing to store your extra belongings at one of Make Space Storages’ safe and secure self-storage facilities is great if you downsize, renovate, move, want to store family valuables, and simply decluttering your home. There is no long-term rental lease, we rent our units on a month-by-month basis, so you can move your items out at any time as long as your account is paid up-to-date. We do everything we can to ensure the safety of your storage unit, the only thing we don’t provide is insurance on the contents for flood, fire, theft and pests. Call your insurance provider to ensure you are covered, and we will do our part to ensure your items are safe!

How to Keep Your Things and Documents Safe? 

When storing your personal belongings in a self-storage locker, you must know how to keep your items and documents safe. Our facilities either provide you with the best locks in the industry or are equipped with electronic locks that are controlled through an app installed on your cellular phone. 

Many items can be stored in one of Make Space’s safe and secure self storage units:

  • Household furniture - mattresses, dressers, dining room table and chairs, couches, office items, extra clutter, etc. 
  • Motorcycles, scooters, bikes, vehicles, etc. 
  • Business storage for equipment, inventory, supplies, client’s documents, etc. 

To ensure these items are safely stored in your storage unit, double-check before you leave that you have properly locked your unit and find comfort in knowing our facilities are equipped with an alarm system, 24-hour surveillance and management staff on site. We also recommend you write down what items are stored in your storage locker and adequately label your items to avoid having to search through multiple boxes for your items when you want to retrieve something from the locker. This is also a great way to ensure you know exactly what you put in the unit. 

To ensure your items are safe, we do not allow for hazardous materials to be stored in any of our facilities. The final step in ensuring your items are safe is contacting your insurance provider to make sure you have storage unit insurance in case of an emergency. 


If you are looking for a self storage unit in Regina or another city in Canada choose Make Space Storage, we offer a wide range of sizes, climate-controlled units, on-site containers and portable containers to make storage easy! Feel safe knowing we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of your self-storage solution. 

Thanks for reading our blog post about what makes a storage facility secure! We hope you gained valuable knowledge on how secure self storage facilities are. If you are looking for more information about Make Space, check out our website for more details and reserve your unit today.

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