If you think back to a few years ago, unmanned self storage facilities weren’t really on the radar. However, with technology advancing at a rapid pace and the industry demands shifting, including Covid-19, things have changed.
Only a few companies tried their hand at operating without an onsite manager as the idea of running a 30,000+ square foot facility was unheard of. Today, unmanned self storage facilities are more common but don’t let the name fool you as it doesn’t necessarily mean everything is automated. To be fair, nearly all sites are unmanned on some level so what does it all entail?
Although many companies provide 24 hour self storage access, as their sites are unmanned, it’s a hotly debated topic. There certainly are pros and cons to unmanned sites and the right answer depends on which side of the table you’re sitting. For some, it presents great opportunities while others don’t share the same sentiment.
What if you need help with something? If the site is unmanned but general access is allowed, how does that impact your insurance cover? If storing business items and staff members are going in and out for stock, are they safe? Continue reading →