For someone looking for a different low-cost storage solution, there is now the option of vault storage. Household goods that are not well suited for traditional storage—like items that may need to be temperature controlled, or that require a high level of protection and security— can be placed in a vault. It is Just like the vault one thinks of inside banks and financial institutions, these rentable vaults are constructed of high-grade steel, with a door and walls that are many inches thick. Unlike banks, however, these containment facilities are not required to allow legal processors access to the vault, which means that the contents are more secure than with a regular safe-deposit box or unit. The units can range from a small drawer to a large room, but the options of keeping it at the lower end of the budget diminishes as the size of the unit increases.
There are many options for low cost storage available to the public, but finding a site that is both secure and long-term can be a problem. Vault storage units are usually more controlled than traditional rental facilities and more secure than on-site portable units. Some security options available may be video surveillance, single-keyed locks, keycards to the facility itself, on-site guards, and units that offer bio-metric security, such as retina or fingerprint scans. The contents of the vault are available to the renter’s twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, which eliminates many of the hassles associated with conventional storage facilities.