Self-storage units have been around since the 1970s and have undergone many changes since then. Today, more and more people and businesses are taking advantage of the ease that self-storage units provide. However, most people do not know where the self-storage units actually come from and how they have evolved over time.
Some units are still very similar to the original unit, while some have advanced a lot to accommodate the changing needs of today's storage users. Here is a quick look at how self-storage has changed over the last few decades. Some of the most noted changes are in the features that a self-storage unit has as well as the safety precautions that are taken.
Some new features include a climate-controlled environment and cold storage that includes portable cooling equipment, blast freezers, and excellent coolrooms. Climate control has proved very useful as people start to save more fragile items such as wood finishes and electronics. Climate controlled storage units are built well insulated that helps them to prevent damages such as water damage and mold spores damage.
Security has been changed in some way as well. The latest technology being used include access keypad, 24-hour onsite security, various fences, and video surveillance. Before these kinds of security measures were used, the self-storage rooms were often left out in the open with a padlock being the main means of securing inside the property. They also do not have a fence in a place or good video security.
As you can see, self-storage has advanced little since the 1970s. Major progress can be seen in the increased size, features, and security that is now supplied as standard services. Self-storage is expected going forward as an alternative to quality that continues to join the market, especially the PODS-style system. To compete with the convenience of mobile self-storage, self-storage rooms rely primarily on the progress that is being made for features such as climate control, and security that is guaranteed.