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The Lock Up Self Storage rolls out mobile app

The Lock Up Self Storage rolls out mobile app

John Egan August 13, 2014 0

The Lock Up Self Storage has gone mobile. The Northfield, IL-based storage operator recently launched a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play that enables its tenants to keep track of unit locations and gate

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High-tech system gives RoboVault a big lift

High-tech system gives RoboVault a big lift

Jay MacDonald August 7, 2014 0

How can you afford to build a state-of-the-art storage facility to accommodate expensive wine collections, priceless artwork and classic cars in a locale where land prices are astronomical? You build upward, not outward, of

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Can you put your facility on autopilot with a kiosk?

Can you put your facility on autopilot with a kiosk?

Jay MacDonald August 4, 2014 0

Most of us would rather be out on a golf course than leasing storage units. But for Mickey Claxton, a former Nike Tour player turned golf instructor, time spent tending to the 100 units at

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What does the future hold for self-service kiosks?

What does the future hold for self-service kiosks?

Jay MacDonald July 23, 2014 1

Are self-service kiosks the wave of the future in self-storage? A new white paper by the industry’s lone kiosk vendor, OpenTech Alliance, maintains that kiosks one day could become as common for storage facilities as

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Tech tools that can save you time and money

Tech tools that can save you time and money

Liz Wolf July 22, 2014 2

With all of the technology devices available today, which ones can help self-storage owners, operators and managers save time and money—without breaking the bank? Experts say owners should start with what they probably already

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Safeguard spending $6.7 million on solar installations at 25 facilities

Safeguard spending $6.7 million on solar installations at 25 facilities

John Egan May 30, 2014 1

Safeguard Self Storage is making a multimillion-dollar commitment to solar power. The self-storage operator said it’s spending $6.7 million to install solar panels at 25 of its 28 facilities in New York and New

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Connecticut facility begins $165,000 solar installation

Connecticut facility begins $165,000 solar installation

John Egan May 21, 2014 0

A self-storage facility in Connecticut has begun a $165,000 project to install solar panels that will generate all of the facility’s electricity. Marc Goodin, co-owner of Coventry Self Storage in Coventry, CT, said a

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The complete guide to self-storage software

The complete guide to self-storage software

Jay MacDonald April 21, 2014 0

Not so long ago, only the bravest independent operators risked their sanity by installing self-storage management software to run their facilities. Today? You’d be crazy not to. While there are still plenty of ways

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What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

John Egan April 18, 2014 0

Is the Heartbleed bug causing some online heartache for you? Do you even know what Heartbleed is?  Unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool techie, it’s understandable if you don’t completely understand what’s going on with the

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Yardi buys Centershift for undisclosed amount

Yardi buys Centershift for undisclosed amount

John Egan March 3, 2014 0

Centershift Inc., one of the biggest providers of management software for self-storage facilities, has been purchased by Yardi Systems Inc., a giant in the property management software industry. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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