Storage security is one of the first thing that RV owners should look into before spending their hard-earned money for a storage facility. In the modern times in which we live, it should be a no brainer that any RV storage facility should have state of the art technology and have many safeguards in place to protect the vehicles they are paid to store.
However, it is surprising to note that many companies fail to invest in security or are relying in security systems that are out of date. When looking for a storage facility, there are a few things that you can ask about and look out for when trying to find one to store your RV.
One of the first things that you should do is ask about what kind of surveillance system the company has. Surveillance systems are crucial in keeping RVs safe. Many storage users believe that a reliable storage company invests in up-to-date surveillance system. But what constitutes a good surveillance system? If a system is less than five years old, then the system is probably good enough to protect the property.
When asking business owners about their security systems, ask about what model of cameras the company uses. Once you have the information, go home and do your research on the internet. Do not take the company’s word for how old the cameras are. The business owner might have bought the cameras used, and might be older than he is letting on.
Users can tell you that two of the biggest things that can protect RVs from being stolen are having bright lighting in the lot at night. Although it sounds simple, having a good lighting system in a storage lot can discourage thieves. The reason for this is as simple as the deterrent. Thieves don’t like to be seen. Thus, when a storage lot is well-lit, thieves tend to leave those lots alone. A good way to tell if a lot is well-lit, is if you can walk through the lot and see as far as you can on the lot during the daylight hours.
Another simple tip is to check how high the fence that protects the facility, what kind of fence is it, and how large are the holes in the fence?
These questions are very important when insuring the safety of your RV in a storage lot. A fence that surrounds an RV storage park should be at around half-again as tall as an average human being (8 to 9 feet).
If the fence that protects the storage lot is smaller than this, look for another storage facility. The fence should also not have large enough holes that a person can use as hand/foot holds to climb. Caveats to this rule include if the fence is electric, and if the fence has barbed wire draped across the top. These deterrents are usually good enough to keep thieves at bay.
Protection is very important when choosing an RV storage facility. Make sure you do your research and find a facility that is safe to store your vehicle in.