Padlocks and Closed Shackle Padlocks: Padlocks with the traditional u-shaped lock are the most common lock used for storage units. While padlocks are the least expensive storage facility lock you can buy, they are not usually the most secure. By opting for a closed shackle padlock, which provides a heavy-duty cover to the u-shaped portion of the lock, you can cut back on much of the risk. On closed shackle locks the U-shaped bar at the top of the lock is particularly short and thick, and itís protected by an outside casing. This makes it difficult for bolt-cutters to reach.
Disc Locks: Disc locks are the most popular self-storage locks, as they are resiliently strike-proof, drill-proof and pick-proof. They have a thickly built shackle that fits tightly around your storage unit door latch, making it difficult for anyone to jam bolt-cutters into the lock. Made of heavy-duty stainless steel, disc locks feature a lock mechanism that includes anti-pick pins. Breaking these locks takes full-on electrical equipment, and a whole lot of time and effort.
Saving money by purchasing an inexpensive lock might seem like a good idea, but it is a good idea to first consider how valuable your items in storage are. Our storage facility is very secure, but there is always the risk that your goods might be accessed while you are away. The right lock will put your mind at ease and allow you to feel good about your decision to store your personal effects for the short- or long-term.
Call our location manager for help in finding what you need for your next move or storage requests.