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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 3

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 1

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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6 things you need to know about your competitors

6 things you need to know about your competitors

Rachel Greenfield March 21, 2014 1

Ever wonder what your self-storage competitors are up to? Of course, you do. Our partner site SpareFoot regularly surveys the more than 7,000 facilities in its self-storage network (including SelfStorage.com), and those surveys reveal

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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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Self-Storage Operators Can Capitalize on Rise in Mobile

Self-Storage Operators Can Capitalize on Rise in Mobile

Kerry Curry October 8, 2013 0

Smartphones put the web in everyone’s pocket. That’s why Tom Garden, president and owner of software company Syrasoft, thinks self-storage owners need to pay attention as smartphone and tablet use rises beyond tech-savvy Millennials to

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