Many people ask, “What self storage locks are best?”. When you go to store your items at Contain Your Stuff Penticton, you may want to consider investing in a good lock to provide extra peace of mind. There are several options out there on the market, so make sure you’re familiar with them all before deciding which one to buy to best protect your belongings. However, we do offer a free lock and key to every new renter!
As a starter, there are certain locks which you should probably avoid altogether. While you may still have that combination lock lying around from your college days, they are best kept to gym locker duty. Though they are handy if you are prone to losing small keys, there is always the chance that you will forget or misplace the numbered code. Be advised that they are relatively easy to cut compared to other locks as well. Also, stay away from anything you can purchase at a dollar store. If it can be bought for a dollar, it can likely be broken for the same price as well.
Padlocks and weatherproof locks offer a more robust defence against pickers and cutters than do combination locks. They require a key to open, and can also come in larger, more heavy-duty offerings. Weatherproof locks especially are a good choice for outdoor storage solutions, as the different metals in its construction safeguard it well against the dangers of rust and oxidation, something which can also weaken the structural integrity of the lock over time and make it more vulnerable to cutting.
Among the most common offerings, disc locks offer the strongest and most secure construction. Though they are not impervious to cutting, their circular and compact shape ensure that they are the most difficult to cut, making them the best choice for your storage solutions. This would be our go-to choice for self storage locks.
Whatever lock you choose, you should know that the first line of defence is our 24/7 security monitoring and high fences. We have never had a break in, so be rest assured that your items are safe and secure. Looking for storage units? We have a wide variety of sizes!