Secure Storage

You will need to find some secure storage if you are looking to store your precious belongings for a period of time, either long or short term. After you have chosen your removals experts then you will need some help organising your storage unit. There are a number of other important criteria that you are going to want to adhere to which will hopefully safeguard you from any companies which are not up to scratch.

This is why have put together a brief list of secure storage companies within reach of the city that perform excellent secure storage for business or domestic needs.

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Secure Storage
Secure Storage

Are you most concerned with price when looking for a storage unit? Or is it size? For us, security should always be the main concern. You will find that most of the top secure storage facilities in the city provide good security as standard. But the larger and more expensive storage companies have the greater the levels of security and services.

All of the below are local to Brighton and are easily accessible for personal storage or businesses storage, if you are storing goods for your office:
Big yellow
Pelican storage shoreham
Big box Portslade
Big box business Park hide
Big Box North
Alligator storage Freshfield business industrialist date
Howard Kent in shoreham

Most of these will have a range of spaces available and might have tantalising introductory offers when you ring up.

There are companies that appear to be less safe, however. Ones that are outside of the city that look a bit scruffy. They are secure but they don’t have the same level of high-tech security that you would find at the big yellow storage Brighton, comb Road.

If you are looking at storing things for your company or business after having office removals then these companies cater for that as well.

How can I determine the appropriate size of storage unit for my needs?
When you need to store your belongings, the first step is to determine the right size. The right size unit will depend on what you need to store and how much space it will take up. Here are some tips to help you determine the appropriate size of storage unit for your needs.

Take inventory of your belongings
Start by taking an inventory of all the items you need to store. This will give you a clear idea of how much space you need. Make a list of all the larger items such as furniture, appliances, and boxes. Measure the dimensions of each item and make a note of it.

Consider the type of storage
The type of storage you choose will also affect the size of unit you need. If you are storing furniture or other large items, you will need a larger unit than if you are just storing boxes. Climate-controlled units may be larger than regular units because of the additional equipment needed to maintain the temperature and humidity.

Think about how you will pack your belongings
The way you pack your belongings can also affect the size of the storage unit you need. If you plan to stack boxes on top of each other, you will need a taller unit. If you want to keep your items easily accessible, you may need a wider unit.

Look at the storage unit size options
Most storage facilities offer a range of unit sizes, so you can choose one that fits your needs. Look at the different options and consider the dimensions of each unit. You may find that a slightly larger unit is more affordable than trying to squeeze everything into a smaller one.

Consult with the storage facility manager
If you are still unsure about what size unit you need, talk to the storage facility manager. They can provide guidance based on your inventory and the type of storage you need. They may also be able to suggest ways to pack your belongings more efficiently to save space.

What are the most important factors to consider when choosing a secure storage facility?

Let’s look at the different factors because choosing a secure storage facility is an important decision. It involves entrusting your personal or business belongings to a third party. While the primary concern is ensuring the safety and security of your stored items, there are many factors to consider when choosing a storage facility.

One of the most important factors to consider is the level of security provided by the facility. This includes measures such as surveillance cameras, alarms, secure access control, and on-site security personnel. Ideally, a storage facility should have multiple layers of security to prevent unauthorised access and theft.
Big yellow, for example (and most of the other large national companies) have electronic locking doors that do not allow anyone in on that they have a passcode, even during the day!

Another key consideration is the location of the storage facility. You’ll want to choose a facility that is convenient and easily accessible, but also in a safe and secure area. If you plan on visiting your storage unit frequently, a facility located near your home or office may be more practical.

The size and type of storage units offered by the facility is also an important factor to consider. You’ll want to choose a unit that is the right size for your needs and can accommodate all of your belongings. Additionally, some storage facilities offer specialized units for specific items, such as climate-controlled units for temperature-sensitive items like artwork or wine.

The cost of renting a storage unit is another factor to consider. While it may be tempting to choose the cheapest option, it’s important to keep in mind that you get what you pay for. A higher-priced storage facility may offer better security and amenities, making it worth the extra cost.

When researching storage facilities, it’s also a good idea to read reviews and ratings from previous customers. This can provide insight into the quality of service provided by the facility, as well as any potential issues or concerns.

It’s important to review the terms and conditions of the storage facility’s lease agreement before signing. This can help you understand the rules and regulations regarding the use of the facility, as well as any fees or penalties for late payments or early termination.

Secure Storage Brighton
Secure Storage Brighton

As well as security you will need somewhere dry. Most facilities provide dry facilities but in warehouses that big there are bound to be a few dark corners that don’t get checked regularly. You will need to feel the wall with your hands and see if there is any moisture that you can detect. Even the slightest damp patch can cause you problems in the long run. Any moisture will be sucked up by your dry items like your mattress which will give it that mouldy, dank smell. Also any wooden items will absorb a lot of moisture and potentially ruin the integrity of the unit.

It is more difficult to detect moisture in the air, however. Especially if the place is warm. The best way to do this is to use your nose. We are all familiar with the smell of damp. The fungus growing produces a very particular odour from its spores.

If you have a small move then you would qualify for our man and van Brighton service. Give us a call to inquire about it.

Helpful staff
We would all like to use local, small, independent companies where we can but in terms of facilities and staff the larger storage companies in Brighton seem to have the best service. Big Yellow are the most courteous and well trained. The larger facilities are well turned out and very clean looking. If this does not matter to you then that is fine.

What should I do if I need to access my stored items outside of regular business hours?
If you have a self-storage unit, you may find that you need to access your stored items outside of regular business hours. This could be due to a last-minute emergency, a sudden need for a specific item, or other unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately, most storage facilities offer solutions for accessing your stored items after hours.

One of the most common options for accessing a storage unit outside of regular business hours is to use a keypad entry system. This system allows you to enter a unique code to access the storage facility, and then again to enter your individual unit. Many storage companies offer 24-hour keypad access, allowing you to access your stored items at any time, day or night. This may incur an additional charge so it’s good to check with them.

If keypad access is not available, some storage facilities offer on-site security personnel who can grant you access to your unit after hours. This may require an additional fee or advanced notice, so it’s important to check with your storage facility ahead of time to understand their policies and procedures.

Another option for accessing your stored items after hours is to work with the facility’s management to arrange a time for after-hours access. This may be possible for special circumstances or events, but may require additional fees or arrangements. It’s important to work with the storage facility’s management to understand their policies and procedures for after-hours access.

It’s important to keep in mind that accessing your stored items outside of regular business hours may require additional fees or arrangements, and may not be possible in all circumstances. However, by working with your storage facility’s management and understanding their policies and procedures, you can ensure that you have access to your stored items when you need them most.

It’s important to prioritize safety and security. Be aware of your surroundings, and avoid entering the storage facility alone or in the dark. If possible, bring a friend or family member with you, and use a flashlight or other light source to navigate the facility.

Local Secure Storage Companies

Our pick of the smaller storage companies though would be Pelican Storage in Shoreham. They have an excellent facility just down on the coast. They have a very clean and temperature regulated premises. The have a large unit in the industrial estate at Unit 2, Marlborough Road, Worthing, Lancing BN15 8TP, United Kingdom.
Their warehouse is part of a larger industrial complex which provides very safe and secure storage. They have a large entrance which allows for scheduled deliveries of very large vehicles. 7.5 ton vehicles are able to access the unit as well. Vehicles simply reverses up to the doors and they can get the rear of the vehicle into the building. From there, there is a rubberised plastic wall that you see in similar buildings (like factories producing food or contain other perishables) to regulate the temperature but still allow easy access.

They also run a very good removals service out of the storage yard. They have 2 7.5 ton vehicles and one 3.5 ton Luton van. They are able to tackle any removals jobs even long distance. Their larger vehicles (7.5 tons) means that they have the capacity to legally hold more weight on the road that other smaller companies that just use Luton vans. So for long distance moves this is particularly useful. There are a lot of weigh bridges when you are travelling long distances and if you are travelling in a Luton style box van the chances are that you are probably over the legal weight.

The luton van was designed a long time ago for transporting hats and lighter goods. Not for delivering heavier objects such as the contents of a house.

They are safe to use but legally they are not able to carry much weight.

Secure Storage company
Secure Storage company

Other companies such as GB Liners also have secure storage and perform a removals service. Although they are a national company and so you may pay slightly over the odds and not receive the most personalised service.
If you are looking to move from moving from London to Brighton then you may need to organise some storage before you move into your place. These companies would come in very helpful for such circumstances as they are a stone’s throw from the city.

As you have read, when trying to find secure storage for your office or domestic move there are are a quite a few key aspects to consider in order to make your decision a suitable one.

Please get in touch now either via our contact page for more advice.

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