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How Technology is Making Your Storage Experience Better

Krista Diamond | Oct 18, 2018

Like many things in life, self-storage is easier with technology. From the way we communicate to the way we get work done, technology has changed our lives by making complex tasks simpler. Whether you’re using technology to delegate tasks during a work day or to pay a friend back for the pizza you shared last night, there’s no denying the power of a streamlined process.

Imagine self-storage with better technology. That’s something we’ve been thinking about for a long time; in fact, it’s why we developed products with you in mind. Gone are the days of pulling up to a storage facility that offers you nothing more than a 5x5 unit and a padlock. We believe that the modern self-storage experience should be integrated with technology and should offer a thoughtful balance of automation and customer service. In other words, we believe your self-storage experience should be better as a result of technology.

Here’s how we’re making that a reality:

Online Reservations

We developed the first fully transactional web products in the industry. So what does that mean for you? As a customer, that means that you can search for the perfect storage unit using GDS-powered technology and then you can actually reserve and rent that storage unit all from the comfort of home. Boom. You just rented a storage unit without leaving your couch.

Tenant Interface

Prefer to rent a storage unit in person? Want to set up autopay? Want to make a payment? No problem. Just swing by a storage facility that uses a Storelocal Tenant Interface. This offers the same options you’ll find on your facility’s website. You can choose a storage unit, check out insurance options, make payments and more. Have questions? A self-storage manager will be available to answer them.

Access Control

Did you know that you can open a storage unit with your phone? Storelocal has partnered with Janus International to offer access control that’s totally powered by your smartphone. If you rent at a facility that offers this, there’s no need to purchase a lock—or worry about losing your key. After you rent your storage unit online or in-person, you’ll be prompted to download an app. When you’re ready to access your storage unit, simply open up the app and with one click, the door will unlock. Key fobs are also an option if you’d like to keep it old-school.

Storelocal’s Tenant technology suite is designed to make your self-storage experience awesome. Whether you want to rent a storage unit online or open a door with an app, we’ve got the technology to deliver a streamlined, simple storage solution no matter what your needs might be.