There has been an increase in storage locker thefts, including in public storage facilities and storage at apartment complexes. As a result, Bellevue police urge you to use caution and not store valuable personal or sentimental items in these lockers.
There are some precautions you can take, such as keeping an inventory of all items in storage. Also, keep a list of serial numbers and photograph your belongings. Never share your access or key code, and make sure you have a high-quality lock.
Additionally, ask if the facility has video cameras, then find out where they are located and if they are monitored. It’s also important to verify that the access gates are protected for employee and customer-only access. Plus, ensure there is adequate lighting around the property.
These simple steps can help prevent you from becoming a victim.