The self-storage automation concept has completely changed the traditional experience by reducing operating costs and providing customer convenience. Fully automated self-storage facilities operate with limited to no staff while relying on automation to handle security, rentals, and locking doors.
For decades, self-storage has been a reliable solution for people looking to store their "things" for various reasons. However, the traditional self-storage process requires customers to physically visit the facility, communicate with staff, and manually manage their accounts. All can be extremely inconvenient for people who live far from the facility or have busy schedules.
Hence, the solution — fully automated self-storage.
Fully automated self-storage uses technology to streamline the storage process while eliminating the need for physical interaction with staff. This innovative concept in the storage industry is a game-changer. It allows customers to reserve and manage their unit(s) online, access their "things" with a secure code, and remotely monitor their accounts online or through a storage smart entry app.
The process begins with selecting a unit size and location online while having the option to add additional features such as climate control and 24/7 access. After reserving the unit, customers are issued a unique access code to enter the selected unit. Customers then use their access code to enter the building, monitored with sensors and cameras for security. And customers load and/or unload their "things" without staff assistance.
Fully automated self-storage offers several benefits, including improved efficiency, increased security, and a better customer experience overall. Customers can manage their storage needs remotely. It also provides a self-service experience that eliminates the traditional necessity of assistance from staff, which is more cost-effective.
For storage facility owners, fully automated self-storage provides several perks:
- Fully automated self-storage reduces the need for staff or call centers, resulting in long-term savings.
- Storage facility owners can adjust to supply and demand easier and quicker.
- Reservations can be made through self-service.
- Self-storage automation includes enhanced security, providing 24/7 monitored activity.
- Customers who value technology are attracted to the concept, which attracts a broader range of customers and improves the ultimate customer experience.
Fully automated self-storage is an innovative, groundbreaking, technology-driven concept that resolves many issues associated with traditional self-storage. Also, fully automated self-storage provides a convenient, cost-effective, and secure storage solution that gives both customers and storage facility owners options.