It’s something we never want to think about happening, but we put locks on units for very good reasons. Self storage safety has been an issue since the start of storage facilities. It’s something that should always be taken into heavy consideration and we feel sometimes, people just are unprepared for that one night someone happens to stop at your unit.
Firstly, make sure your storage facility is prepared for intruders. Security cameras, are one of the biggest things you should make sure they have. In the event of theft, if there are security cameras, chances are that you are going to see a license plate or maybe a face someone can recognize, which could hep you to catch the perpetrator. Along the lines of the facility, you should also make sure that they have things like secure fences, secure access, etc. Make sure your facility is ready.
Also, make sure you take personal things into consideration such as: who you let know your access code, who else has a key to your unit, its never a bad idea to bring someone with you to your unit, worst case scenario, there is strength in numbers; make sure you have insurance on your unit, we all may just push it off but if something happens and you aren’t insured, it’s no ones fault but your own; get a strong lock, its your last line of defense on your unit so make sure to take this into heavy consideration.
It may not take a lot for someone to come onto the property of your storage facility sometime’s so make sure you are prepared and you’v done your homework on the facility before you choose to settle for one.
In an earlier mentioned post, I discussed how Google makes and cuts a bunch of their programs each year. They simply make a ton of tools and utilities we use on a regular bases, and with some of their innovations, they fall short of expectation.
The newest item on the “chopping block” for Google is their program Buzz. In case you don’t know, Buzz was Google’s first attempt to break into social networking. It was a status based implementation where status’ were the main purposes of it.
Google states that the main reason they are leaving Buzz is because of Google+. They are choosing to focus all of their attention on the development and success of their new social network. As stated on Larry Page’s Google+ status, now that they went public with Google+, it shot up to over 40 million users, the fastest growth of any social network in the given period of time.
A Space Place Storage would like your input:
1) Do you use Buzz?
2) Do you use Google+?
3) Do you think they are making the right move?
Here at A Space Place Storage we are always curious about what you have to say regarding social networks, so give us what you have!
Over the course of the evolution of computers, there have been a handful of notable household names and faces. People like Johanne Guttenburg with the invention of the printing press, Bill Gates as the founder of Microsoft and early pioneer of operating systems and software, and last but not least, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple.
Apple was always a recognized company due to their most popular, but at the time not very common, Macintosh. Apple always tried to offer a different spin on how to let a system run. Even now, their processing prowess is mostly used for graphical development and video editing. However, they carried much more than the Macintosh.
Apple single-handily gave the world recognition to table technology and touch screen interaction with those devices. I remember hearing about the first iPhone coming out and being one of those people who thought it would flop due to its price.. guess we all have to be wrong some times. This technology threw us into a new age of interaction, entertainment and the way we receive information. With the size of old phones, to tell someone they will be able to view websites on their phone back then you would have been laughed out of any environment, and today its incredibly common for people to be browsing no matter where they are.
Apple credits its drive, ingenuity and courage to try new things to Jobs.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address
Thank you Steve Jobs for everything you have given this society. Your creativity and inspiration you have given many of us will continue in your memory.
“Occupy Wall Street”, a protest group against income inequality, corporate greed, high unemployment, corruption, and other things, has been slowly stretching across the nation and not only catching the interest of more local New Yorkers, but has now expanded to people in Boston, Hartford and Seattle.
This past weekend, dozens marched from Zuccotti Park to Foley Square, located close to city hall. These protests have started to catch the interest of the media and other well known sources in the nation. As this protest is gaining speed, it is also seeing a surprising amount of social media recognition through Twitter, more specifically, the group Occupy Boston. It is already reaching to the attention of all college students across the city, as well as nurses.
As of recently, this protest has also started to catch the attention of many unions in New York City such as: Amalgamated Transit Union, consisting of near 20,000 members; Transport Workers Union Local and United Federation of Teachers. All of them stating that they are fed up with corporate greed and employment inequality.
A Space Place Storage would like to know your position on this movement:
- Did you know about it?
- Do you support it?
- If so, do you plan on joining it?
- What do you think they could do differently?
Give us your perspective, we would love to hear it!!