A guide to storage container security  

Storage rental units are an ideal self-storage solution for personal belongings or business inventory. But whatever you store, you need peace of mind. At Bluebox Storage, shipping container security is always our top priority, and we follow container security best practices for outstanding results. 

To make sure your belongings stay safe 24/7, read on for our guide to container security and the steps you can take.

Storage container security: an overview  

Shipping containers are built to withstand just about anything. They're manufactured from industrial-grade steel and designed to protect their contents as they're shipped worldwide. So, in addition to being solid and secure, they're also watertight and weatherproof. So your belongings are always secure and safe, especially with round-the-clock monitoring by the Bluebox Storage team. 

In security terms, the hardened steel bodies and doors are incredibly tough to break into. But even the most substantial strongbox has a potential weak point, so it’s worth taking extra precautions against opportunist thieves.  

How to improve your shipping container security  

At Bluebox Security, we provide exceptional round-the-clock security. All our locations are well-lit and monitored by state-of-the-art CCTV systems. We take care of everything so you can enjoy peace of mind while storing your possessions. In addition, all our rental storage units are secured with a complimentary safety padlock.  

But if you’d like to know how to beef up your container security, these tips will add another layer of defence for your stuff.  

Lock it up tight  

It might seem obvious. But leaving your storage rental units unsecured could end in disaster. Always remember to secure your padlock, but don't rely on this security measure alone. Unfortunately, although they're designed to be anti-drillable, padlocks can be vulnerable to other forms of tampering.  

Add a lockbox  

Want to make your shipping container security lock even more secure? A lockbox is a straightforward upgrade for additional peace of mind.  But how does it work? Well, a lockbox makes it virtually impossible to tamper with your padlock. By fitting a steel box over the padlock and key, you can prevent anyone from cutting the shank or otherwise tampering with your padlock. 

They're easy to install and ensure you'll never lose your padlock because the lock remains within the unit. Tamper-proof and corrosion-resistant, they're well worth the investment. 

Take out insurance  

If you want the ultimate peace of mind, you need self-storage insurance. This type of cover protects you when your belongings are stored away from your home. And it’s essential if you want to cover every eventuality if the worst happens. 

Our affordable storage insurance simplifies your life by ensuring your valuables will be replaced if there's a problem. After all, if it's worth storing, it's worth insuring. 

Other steps to secure your shipping container  

There are plenty of choices when it comes to storage unit rental. But it makes sense to consider shipping container security when making your decision. Here’s what you need to consider when securing your valuables. 

Location: No matter if you're storing sentimental or valuable items, it makes sense to avoid remote locations.  

Lighting: Select a well-lit storage facility. Bright lights are an obvious deterrent to thieves and create a sense of security. 

CCTV: We pride ourselves on working with one of the best CCTV suppliers to monitor our storage rental units all day every day. But for additional peace of mind, try installing security cameras inside your units that alert you to any suspicious activities.  

A security-conscious supplier: not every storage facility has customer experience or the security of your belongings in mind. Look for a provider with high-quality storage units for rental whose container security measures meet and exceed industry best practices — like Bluebox Storage.  

Bluebox Storage, your security-conscious provider  

Whether you’re storing furniture, vehicles, or valuables, security is essential. And at Bluebox Storage, we take the guesswork out of keeping your possessions safe. With locations across the North East, including Darlington, Grangetown, and Swalwell, and competitive prices for our 10ft, 20ft and 40ft rental storage units, our storage container security is second to none. 

Want to know more? Contact the Bluebox Storage team today to book your secure storage unit.