Video — Self-Storage Gate Damage in San Francisco — Security

Posted by David Charney on October 11, 2015

Do you know what's happening at your San Francisco self-storage property when no one is watching?

At 1:36 PM a vehicle approaches the entrance to a San Francisco, California self-storage business. The driver exits her vehicle, enters her code for entry. She waits for the gate to start opening. But she doesn't wait for the gate to fully open. She crashes into it, the self-storage gate damaged, and keeps on moving.

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Though this was just a San Francisco accident, self storage facilities are vulnerable to not only self-storage gate damage, but also vandalism and theft. Here are a few videos and can demonstrate what can happen to your self-storage facility business and how proactive live surveillance can protect your business and clients.

You can’t totally avoid self-storage gate damage and other crime. It happens to virtually all self-storage businesses in San Francisco and elsewhere. Unfortunately, there's a misconception that you can get by with minimal security protection. But that thinking provides a false sense of security, similar to vulnerable retail stores at shopping centers and other outdoor businesses. Having inadequate security like one or two video cameras and one flood light for the night to reduce self-storage gate damage and crime often does more to attract criminals than it does to deter them. In addition video cameras can't help prevent a live crime by themselves. They can't even identify suspects after the fact if they're wearing a mask or hide their faces.

Stealth Monitoring is a leader in proactive live surveillance with over 9,000 video cameras watched. Real-time monitoring can detect and deter crime, while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity such as self-storage gate damage in San Francisco and cities across the U.S., activate a speaker warning to deter criminals, and call the local police. In this incident Stealth provided video of the accident to the self-storage owner to help them investigate the incident and the driver and recover self-storage gate damage expenses.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your self storage business. Visit our web site to see actual videos of self-storage gate damage and criminals being apprehended, as well as incidents at shopping centers, car dealerships, and other commercial businesses.