WHY YOU SHOULD NOT STORE YOUR FILES AT A SELF-STORAGE UNIT
Storing confidential records in a self-storage unit is an accident waiting to happen. There are too many uncontrollable factors that affect business productivity and jeopardize client privacy. Here are some good reasons to pull your records out of self-storage:
- Information Security
Not knowing your neighbor is a big problem with self-storage. The person renting the unit next to yours may be storing hazardous and combustible items or could be a criminal hoping to steal your documents. Unfortunately, self-storage facilities are particularly vulnerable to thefts like this. Recently, thieves in Bellevue, Washington, broke into 63 storage units at three different locations.
- Cost Savings
Storing your records offsite is cheaper than storing them in-house—except when you use self-storage. You always end up paying for space you don’t use.
- Optimized Efficiency and Convenience
Think self-storage is convenient? Think again. Every time a file is needed, you or your secretary have to drop what you’re doing, drive to your unit, and dig through stacks of boxes.