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Sentinel Newsletter – March 2019

Self Storage & Access Control Solutions You Can Count On
Out and about
The General Manager of Sentinel Storage Security sure does get around. When we caught up early this week Jason was in the middle of arranging his Chinese visa. This year looks like a busy one for all of the Sentinel team with events and conferences scheduled from March through to October 2019 and then towards the end of year, the Self Storage Association end of year functions will commence. Just have a look at this itinerary.
  • Vegas                 1st April 2019 – ISS America
  • Adelaide           11th April 2019 – SSAA O Day
  • Manila              15th April 2019 – Philippines Launch
  • Shanghai          14th May 2019 – SSA Asia
  • Canberra           28th May 2019 – Storage King
  • Cairns                27th August 2019 – SSAA
  • Wollongong      9th October 2019 – SSAA O Day
Some of the new facilities that have joined the Sentinel family recently include
  • Helensburgh Storage NSW
  • Storage King Bibra Lake WA
  • Storage King Marsden Park NSW
  • Cromer Storage NSW
  • Storage King Hamilton Airport NZ
  • Orange Storage NSW
  • Storage King Seaford SA
  • Storage Plus Kingsgrove NSW
  • Woodside Storage SA
  • StoreLocal Hallam Vic
  • StoreLocal Hendon SA
  • Inverloch Self Storage Vic
Other stores are in the process of being completed and we will update you soon!
Launching of the new security assessment. 
At the Sentinel conference last November, the team got together and talked about marketing ideas. It was suggested and agreed that anyone in the industry who is an existing or future self storage operator could request a free of charge security assessment performed by trained security assessors to highlight and recommend site security. Areas of focus would be CCTV coverage, alarming, fencing , gates, areas of venerability, future proofing and so on. If you are interested in this free service call Jason or Shane on 1300852117 (Australia) 0800746311 (NZ) +612399882035 (International) or go to our website https://www.storagesecurity.com.au/security-inspection/
For the first time Sentinel is organising a tipping competition!! For all you sports aficionados it’s time to put your knowledge and passion to test. For the rookies like me, well let’s just join the fun and see what these experts are on about and see who has the best crystal ball for the season(s) ahead.
NRL kicks off in a few days and AFL kicks off in a week’ time so no time to waste and better haste. Tip every single week of the NRL 2019 & AFL 2019 seasons and show your friends, family and colleagues what you’re made of.
Surprise! Surprise! There is no entry fee to join this competition. You can choose to tip for one sport or both. It’s all up to you. As if that wasn’t enough Sentinel has also thrown in prizes for the competition.
AFL Tipping Competition Prizes
NRL Tipping Competition Prizes
  • Winner takes home $1000
  • Winner takes home $1000
  • Runner up takes home $500
  • Runner up takes home $500
  • Second runner up takes home $250
  • Second runner up takes home $250
ESPN website: https://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Sentinel_Storage_Security&p=sentinel%40123) or better still download the app to your phones and have it handy: https://www.footytips.com.au/?ff=mobile
Competition Name: Sentinel Storage Security
Password: sentinel@123
The Sentinel team are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community. Sentinel now donates to the Smith Family ! If you have a special charity that you would like us to donate to when we look at next years budget please do not hesitate to drop us a email or telephone call.
Dallas Wood the Sentinel support manager is always working towards delivering a better customer experience, and has started distributing a weekly ‘Tech Tips’ digest to all of our Platinum Support clients. These can help to streamline your day to day usage of Sentinel, or help you quickly narrow down solutions to issues when they arise.
In case you have missed the last tech tips email, all of the content can be accessed by our Platinum Support clients by logging into your Sentinel Helpdesk account at https://support.storagesecurity.com.au/support/home and clicking on “Solutions”. We’re growing and improving our knowledgebase regularly so check back in anytime you have an issue or just wish to explore more about how to use your Sentinel access control system. 
If you’re logging in for the first time or you’re the first at your facility to use it, remember that the username is your facility email address, and you can use the “Forgot your password” feature to create a new password

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Increasing supply of storage facilities means that customers are becoming more educated on their choice of which storage facility they go with. With substitutes, disruptors cluttering the marketplace, the customer makes a choice on professional self storage based on the sense of security and safety they are getting for the money they pay.
Here are the top 3 from our experience
1. Alarmed Units
The best way to protect storage unit from theft or robbery is to find a unit that comes with an alarm system. This alarm system will deter people from breaking into the storage unit, as the alarm will scare them away. Some storage facilities offer individual door alarms on each unit, and some of these units come with the ability to view the alarm and unit status in real time with apps.
There are also locks that allow management to set alerts, prevent access, and discourage tailgating. There are even wireless alarm technologies that allow for real-time communication across the facility, so you should inquire about that when looking at options.
2. Gated Access
Customers look for “self-storage near me” options that come with gated access. This option means the facilities have installed electronic-entry gates with passcodes or security cards that prevent people without units from accessing the facility. Gated access also guarantees that the facility staff knows who’s coming and going from units at any given time.
3. Facility with Good Lighting
When it comes to “self-storage near me” options, customers are looking at ones with high-quality lighting. Bright lights are important if they ever plan on accessing the storage unit while it’s dark outside. They’re also a good deterrent for thieves because they can easily spot and identify them.

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