how to choose access control for self storage propertyWhen it comes to protecting and securing our own property, the correct choices matter; for those who are tasked with looking after the property of others, those choices are even more critical. Those who run self-storage properties have a particular responsibility to keep the facility safe, secure, and accessible to those using the facilities.

Installing a fence and gate is often a crucial step in that security. But picking the right level and type of access control for your property and clients can sometimes feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right information and professional help, it can be as pleasant as a walk amid the flowers of the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville.

Self Storage Access Control Asheville, NC

Access control is a security concept that focuses on controlling who has access to an area or location. In its most simplistic form, this means a locked door to a building or a fenced area with a locked gate. For most private applications, a manual lock works great. 

For commercial and industrial settings, you will see slide and swing gates and operators, most commonly, with vertical lift and barrier arms as well. But if you are in a situation needing to allow access to many users that often changes, like in self-storage properties, automated systems are essential.

Access control is a system that manages the security and credentials of those wanting access. Most forms can be paired with any gate type. So whether you need to control access for vehicles or pedestrians, the most common and useful for a storage facility are:

  • RFID Card Access
  • Punch Codes
  • Remote Openers or Mobile Apps

If you would like a little more information on each of these, check out our comprehensive article on “The Ultimate Guide to Gates, Access Control, and Gate Operators.

Gate Access Control Professionals

Any self-storage facility needs to have a well-thought-out access control system in place. Contact a professional in your area once you have a general idea of what type of gate operator style and access control you are interested in. They will help double-check your decisions and ensure the gate you end up with fits your needs.

If you need residential or commercial access control, look no further than Asheville Fence. We have proudly served Buncombe County and the greater part of the Western North Carolina area since 1966 with a team of professionals with expert product knowledge and good old-fashioned "know-how" to exceed our customers' expectations.

We are a full-service fence and gate company. We can help you from the ground up with commercial fencing and access control installation. Then after installation, we help protect your investment with repair and annual maintenance services. Call us at (828) 665-8900 or talk to us online to find out why we are the "go-to" fence and guardrail contractor for the City of Asheville and NCDOT.