Picking The Right Lock For Your Storage Unit

Published on 10/5/2016

Picking The Right Lock For Your Storage Unit - NoCo Self Storage in Fort Collins CO

When you move your belongings into a self-storage unit, you want to be sure they will be safe for a long period of time. "Although most self-storage facility security systems are adequate (with fencing, video surveillance and keypad access) it is a good idea to invest in a good lock for your self-storage unit," says Ben Agothy of Storage Talk.1 "The peace of mind that comes with knowing your belongings are safe is worth any upfront investment." The information below provides you with NoCo Self Storage‚Äôs lock policy, an overview of types of locks available. 

Lock is required 

All customers of NoCo Self Storage are required to use a lock (one lock per access door) to secure their self-storage unit. This gives you the freedom to select your own lock and the assurance that your belongings are protected. Using your own lock means only you have access to your unit. 

Types of Locks

An inexpensive lock is generally not worth it. It will be made with soft materials and poor shell casings, making it easy for someone to pry open or cut. We recommend locks made from hardened steel and offering several additional security features.
U-shaped Shackle Padlock 

This is a traditional lock you have probably used before. They can range from inexpensive and risky to expensive and secure. StorageFront.com explains that a durable, secure padlock should cost around $15 and will have a thick, hardened metal shackle with a double lock at both the toe and the heel. 

Disc Locks 

Disc locks are a type of padlock, but their round shape makes them more tamper resistant. Their smaller, curved shackles are harder to cut. Ryan Craft of Movingguru.com says, "Disc locks are the best locks for storage units." Look for one with numerous pins inside the locking mechanism.

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