While any modern self-storage facility will be able to offer you around-the-clock security, some of your belongings may require even more than this, such as a safe installed inside the unit. Adding a sturdy safe to your self-storage unit will provide additional protection for very valuable documents or items. Here are just some of the things you might choose to keep in a safe inside your self-storage unit.
Essential Personal Papers
If you lose a copy of your will, your Social Security card or a certified birth certificate, it can be difficult to get replacements on the spur of the moment when you need them. For example, if the county records office has a backlog, it might be weeks before you could get a replacement birth certificate. This is why it's better to keep these vital papers where you can quickly and easily have access to them. Keep in mind that if you choose to store these documents in a bank deposit box, you'll only have access to them during business hours. You can get them out of a safe in your self-storage unit whenever you like.
Vital Business Documents
If your vital business documents are stored away in your desk or fragile filing cabinets around your office, they're not really all that secure. The last thing you want is a call from the IRS asking for tax records you no longer have because they have been lost or destroyed. Even the protection of the storage unit itself might be insufficient to protect these documents in the event of a fire or other emergency. By adding a safe to your storage unit and placing these paper documents inside, you can be certain of their protection regardless of the situation. In addition, important business data stored on external hard drives or CDs can be protected from both extremes of temperature and electromagnetic damage if they are stored inside a heavy metal safe.
Storing Keys and Cards
If you get locked out of your home, car or business because you've lost your keys, it can take time and cost you quite a bit of money to have a locksmith come and solve your problem. The same applies to identification cards and electronic security passcards. At the same time, having spare copies of these just lying around would be a bad idea. But storing copies of these keys or cards inside a safe in your self-storage unit would solve all of these problems. You merely have to have an agreement with your storage company that allows you to pick up a spare key to the unit itself from the on-site office.
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