Automated Self Storage

Automation is transforming the self storage industry.


In an industry ripe for innovation, automated self storage stands as a revolutionary shift, bringing unprecedented efficiency, cost-savings and scalability. We've been digging deep into the nuances of this automation trend and have compiled a library of resources for you to read up on the true benefits of automating your self storage facility.

Learn more about how automation is transforming the self storage industry, from exploring the benefits of unstaffed facilities to understanding the pros and cons of full automation.

Automate Facility Access with a Smart Entry System

Automated smart entry lock systems have opened up an entirely new way to offer self storage. Which one you'll use is one of the most important decisions you will make when setting up your self storage facility. Your smart entry system controls how your customers access your facility, and can have a long term impact on your business.

Working out which type of system to choose and which provider to go with can be daunting. That's why we've created an in-depth guide looking into automated smart entry systems for self storage. Check it out to learn about these topics and get tips on the questions to ask yourself to determine which is right for you.

Staffed or Unstaffed - Automation Benefits Everyone

Explore how automation serves both staffed and unstaffed self storage facilities. We detail how technology can streamline operations, enhance security, and improve customer experience, regardless of whether there's a human team on-site or not. We also discuss real-time inventory management, 24/7 accessibility, and other key advantages automation brings. "In a digitally interconnected world, self storage automation is not just an option - it's a necessity to stay competitive." You can find out why we’re such advocates of automation by reading our full blog post.

Making the Move to Unstaffed Self Storage

Transitioning from a traditional, staffed setup to an unstaffed, automated self storage facility may seem daunting, especially if you’ve been running your site for a long time. We lay out the process in straightforward terms; from analysing the prerequisites of making the move to discussing the steps involved. We make sure to cover digital access control systems, remote monitoring, and more you’ll need to consider in the transition. Dive in to find out how you can make the shift seamless.

Boosting Profitability through Self Storage Automation

In an era of thinning margins, self storage businesses must adapt and innovate. We explore the impact of automation on profitability. It presents compelling data that illustrates the potential for cost savings, improved efficiency, and enhanced customer satisfaction - all driving increased profitability. Read on to learn how embracing automation can help your self storage business thrive.

The Pros & Cons of a Fully Automated Self Storage Facility

Automation offers a range of benefits for self storage facilities, but it's important to have a balanced perspective. This balanced assessment details both the advantages and potential challenges associated with fully automated self storage facilities. It addresses concerns like technology investments, system failures, and customer adaptability, while also highlighting the major benefits. Weigh up both arguments for yourself and gain a holistic understanding of automation in self storage.

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