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Why You Need Secure Storage in Kamloops BC

While it may seem obvious to some, there are several very good reasons to choose the right secure storage in Kamloops BC. Peace of mind is probably the best reason of all. If you are currently storing items in your basement, garage, shed, carport, or anywhere else you can find space, they are vulnerable to theft.  A secure storage rental is an easy way to keep valuable belongings safe while at the same time reclaiming space in your home or business.

Property Crime Alive and Well in Kamloops

In the first quarter of 2018, RCMP reported a significant rise in property crimes in Kamloops, including break and enter crimes. According to 2018 crime statistics, there was a 26% increase in property crimes in the first 3 months of 2018 when compared to the same period in 2017. Residential break ins and business break ins were up 18% and 20% respectively. Police have suggested that an influx of people from outside of Kamloops, including a criminal element, is responsible for the uptick in property crime.

RCMP calls for security and vigilance saw these crimes decrease by the end of the third quarter of 2018. Regardless, one thing is clear – if your valuables aren’t secure, especially if you store them in soft targets such as garages, carports, sheds, vehicles, vacant or poorly secured homes or businesses, your belongings are a target for thieves. While a Kamloops storage rental is not the only answer, it’s a great way to ensure the security of seldom used or seasonal belongings.

Your Home is Not Secure Storage

At Valleyview Mini Storage, we’ve seen an increase in people asking specifically for climate-controlled and secure storage. People are realizing that their homes or businesses are not the best place to store valuable belongings or equipment, items of sentimental value or unused seasonal items. No matter how well you secure your home or business, thieves are adept at and finding ways in, particularly when nobody’s around.

What to Look for in a Secure Storage Facility in Kamloops

When searching for a Kamloops storage rental, ensure that the business has the following security features.

Key card only access.
Key cards are safer than keys because they are nearly impossible to copy. Valleyview Mini Storage issues one key card per storage unit. If the key card becomes lost, we can cancel it and issue a new one immediately.

Video surveillance
Video surveillance is a deterrent to theft, and in the unlikely event of theft, may also be used to identify suspects. Our secure storage rental facility features state-of-the-art video monitoring of every storage locker, as well as all entrances and key locations throughout the facility.

Storage units that are not accessible from the building’s perimeter
At Valleyview Mini Storage, you won’t see the rollup garage-style doors outside that you’ll see at most other “secure storage” facilities in Kamloops. Why? Because they are easy to pry open and break into. Every storage unit at Valleyview Mini Storage is located inside our secure building and cannot be accessed from the outside.

Vigilant staff and security protocols
Our staff take the safety and security of your belongings seriously. We follow a series of security checks and protocols that further increase the safety of our storage areas.

We’re open daily from 7am to 7pm, 7 days/week
Our staff are onsite 7 days a week, 12 hours per day. Businesses that close on weekends are more vulnerable to break-ins. Because we are open for such a long period daily, thieves are less likely to see our Kamloops storage facility as a good target.

Questions About Secure Storage Units?

If you’re looking for secure storage in Kamloops BC, contact us. We’d be happy to give you a tour and discuss options for your storage needs. We have 45 different sizes of secure storage units to choose from!

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