Different Types of Locks for a Storage Unit
Texas Mega Storage
May 25th, 2022
A storage unit makes a lot of sense for just about every type of person. If you are neat and tidy and want to keep your home that way, a storage unit will allow you to keep certain items safely hidden away until you need them again. Less mess and less stress. If you are someone who has a hard time giving up your possessions and throwing things away, a storage unit allows you to give a home to those pieces of property you just can’t say goodbye to. And if you are a member of a growing family, a storage unit lets you protect certain items that may not have a place in your home for now.
There are plenty of people who need storage units - and plenty of reasons why they want them.
But a storage unit is only a waste of your time and money if it isn’t secure. If your storage unit isn’t safe from the elements and outside intruders it serves no purpose at all. And what better way to protect your unit than a good, strong, high-quality lock.
The thing is that there are so many locks on the market today and that means there are so many options for you when you are buying your storage unit. Which one is right for you? Which one will get the job done and work within your budget?
Luckily, no matter what you’re putting in your storage unit, there is a lock that will keep it safe, secure, and comfortable for as long as you need.
Storage Unit Locks
Combination And Dial Lock
You have likely used a combination and dial lock in your life. They are easy to use and they always get the job done too. They don’t require a key to use. Instead, all you need to do is enter a number combination via a dial. Similarly, you may dial a code into the pad to unlock it.
This is easily one of the more popular types of locks that you can buy. Why? Because it’s so easy to use. As long as you have the number, you can gain access to your storage unit. That is why this type of lock is ideal for someone who doesn’t want to carry a key on them at all times. But it’s vital that you remember the code that has to be entered. If you forget it, your lock is completely obsolete. And you also need to be careful that if you write down your combination, you keep it safe and close to you at all times. If the combo falls into the wrong person’s hands, your storage unit is now theirs too.
A disc lock is another easy-to-use lock that is incredibly strong. In fact, it’s one of the strongest locks available for storage units today. The disc lock is easily opened and closed with a key. Its circular formation wraps around the door and lock piece of a storage unit entry point. Most of these disc locks are made with anti-cut plates, which means that thieves can’t break or cut through the lock. Disc locks come in multiple sizes and are also quite durable, strong, and will not break even in some serious weather conditions.
In fact, many people use disc locks because they can withstand rain, wind, snow, and more. However, some people complain about water getting logged in the disc lock. There is no question that a disc lock will keep your storage unit door securely closed for as long as you need.
Keyed Stainless Steel Padlock
The key stainless steel padlock in a classic lock for storage units. Some people call this one a circle lock and it’s always been considered one of the best options for storage units, lockers, and anything else that needs to stay closed. All you need to open this sort of padlock is a key. Simply insert the key, turn it, and the padlock will unlock with ease.
These types of locks are popular and used for many storage units because they can be found just about anywhere. Indeed, they are nearly ubiquitous and can be bought all over the place. The stainless steel build and steel plate also provide a lot of strong, reliable security. Plus, the compact design of the lock means that it doesn’t weigh a lot, is easy to carry, and easy to use too.
If you are looking to keep your storage unit safe and feel very modern, a bluetooth outdoor lock may be right for you. This high-tech option is easy to use and also supremely safe as well.
A bluetooth lock works exactly as you’d imagine. All you need is to secure the lock on your storage unit door and download a specific app for your smartphone. From there, you will simply access the app and unlock the door via it. It’s as easy as that. You have the ability to unlock your unit with the simple tap of a button from the palm of your hand. It couldn’t be any easier than that!
In terms of construction and strength and build, a bluetooth lock looks and acts a lot like any other padlock on the market. They are made with durable materials like stainless steel and many of them come with sleek, attractive designs.
Are there any drawbacks to this sort of lock? There are. For one, they are relatively expensive when compared to other locks on the market. Additionally, they are not always easy to find because they haven’t become as popular yet. You will probably have to buy it online, which means you can’t hold it in your hands and feel its weight and get a good look at it before purchasing.
Still, a bluetooth lock is a great, cutting-edge alternative that is only becoming more and more popular. It makes the entire process of using a storage unit far easier and more convenient for you.
A reliable lock is necessary when renting a storage unit. Find the type of lock that works best for you. Texas Mega Storage in Spring, Texas sells locks for storage units at their facility.