Outdoor Storage Research Paper

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How To Make Your Belongings Secure In An Outdoor Storage Unit An outdoor storage unit is convenient. You can drive right up to the door so you don't have to carry heavy boxes very far. You can usually visit your outdoor unit any time you want, even at night. While it makes getting to your things a lot easier, it also puts them at higher risk than if you used an indoor unit that was always locked or under guard. Still, there are some things you can do to ensure your belongings are protected as well as possible in an outdoor storage unit. It all starts with choosing a strong lock and a facility with good security measures in place. Best Locks For Storage Units When you rent a storage unit, you're usually responsible for buying the lock. One problem with locks is they can simply be cut off with a pair of bolt cutters. If not that, the locking mechanism can be drilled out or tampered with. Therefore, you want to buy a strong lock that a thief can't break easily. A dedicated criminal can break into about any lock given enough time, so your goal should be to find a lock that requires a lot of work cut, drill, or pick.…show more content…
Disc locks are harder to cut because they are shaped like a disc rather than having straight bars that can be grabbed with bolt cutters. Shrouded locks are covered with a steel plate, so it is very hard to cut or tamper with. To double your protection, you could use two locks on your storage unit, because that would take a thief twice as long to break through. The extra time may allow the thief to be picked up on a surveillance camera, or it may cause the thief to leave and look for easier locks to bust

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