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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 1

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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Self-storage facilities increasingly embrace high-tech security measures

Self-storage facilities increasingly embrace high-tech security measures

Kerry Curry January 28, 2014 0

Security for self-storage facilities is evolving as operators strive to meet customer demands to keep their stored belongings safe. Cloud-based security management, mobile apps and wireless technology are part of the new direction for

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6 steps to protect your facility from data breaches

6 steps to protect your facility from data breaches

Deb Hipp January 17, 2014 0

We’ve all heard about massive security breaches like the one that hit retail giant Target, allowing hackers to steal credit card data for millions of customers. Big companies aren’t the only ones at risk

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Use of Payment and Rental Kiosks Growing in Self-Storage Industry

Use of Payment and Rental Kiosks Growing in Self-Storage Industry

Karen Nielsen August 12, 2013 1

Open 24/7 is a nice concept for a self-storage business, and it’s become a reality through the growing use of payment and rental kiosks. In 2012, 9 percent of self-storage facilities in the U.S.

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