7 episodes

Expert advice to set up and scale your self storage business. A podcast from Stora hosted by Gavin Shields.

Each episode explores a different topic you'll need to become familiar with in order to build a great self storage business. Everything from smart entry systems to online sales and beyond. Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at https://stora.co.

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Expert advice to set up and scale your self storage business. A podcast from Stora hosted by Gavin Shields.

Each episode explores a different topic you'll need to become familiar with in order to build a great self storage business. Everything from smart entry systems to online sales and beyond. Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at https://stora.co.

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Nokē #7

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Nokē #7

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    In this episode, Gavin discusses the Janus International's Nokē Smart Entry Solution for self storage businesses, with Paul and Will from the team. They touch on how it can be used for keyless entry to both gates and storage units with a mobile app or fob.

    Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at ⁠https://stora.co⁠.

    • 37 min
    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: PTI Security Systems #6

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: PTI Security Systems #6

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    In a discussion with John D'Aprano from PTI Security Systems Europe, Gavin Shields delves into PTI's array of smart entry solutions and locking mechanisms. They explore the integration of smart entry systems with CCTV and remote monitoring, enhancing customer experiences through various access methods like the innovative Pro Edge lock and Bluetooth padlocks. They highlight the padlock solution's adaptability for container sites, the straightforward installation process, comprehensive back office system, and diverse alarm options. The conversation underscores PTI's global reach and multilingual support, offering insightful reflections on the advantages of PTI's smart entry solutions for self-storage facilities.

    Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at ⁠https://stora.co⁠.

    • 26 min
    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Sedisto #5

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Sedisto #5

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    Stefan from Sedisto introduces the company and their smart entry system for indoor storage facilities. He explains the challenges of locking container doors and the installation process for unit doors. Stefan also discusses the customer experience, operator experience, and the cost of the system. Sedisto is available in Europe and Asia, and interested individuals can reach out through the company's website or YouTube channel.

    Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at ⁠https://stora.co⁠.

    • 23 min
    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Sensorberg #4

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Sensorberg #4

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    In this chat with Sensorberg, Gulzhanat from Sensorberg sheds light on their digital access control solutions, which include a suite of hardware devices and a branded app for comprehensive access management in self storage facilities. Sensorberg's retrofitting capability and consulting services ease the adoption process for existing sites. The company's offerings are customisable based on customer needs, ensuring a wide-reaching availability.

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    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at ⁠https://stora.co⁠.

    • 33 min
    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: SpiderDoor #3

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: SpiderDoor #3

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    In this conversation, Gavin Shields interviews Aaron from SpiderDoor to discuss the advantages of cloud-based access control systems. They explore the limitations of traditional access control systems and how SpiderDoor addresses those issues. They also delve into the features and functionality of SpiderDoor, including its integration capabilities with other software systems. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the future of access control systems and how listeners can get in touch with SpiderDoor for more information or to order a system.

    Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at ⁠https://stora.co⁠.

    • 40 min
    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Rubik #2

    Exploring Smart Entry Solutions: Rubik #2

    In our "Exploring Smart Entry Solutions" series, Gavin speaks directly with leading providers to learn about their technologies, offering self storage operators crucial insights into how these access systems function. Through these conversations, we hope you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics behind the solutions and their practical benefits.

    During this episode, Gavin chats to Sebastian Karakes, founder of Rubik and Excess Solution, discusses the Rubik management system for combination padlocks. Rubik offers a low-tech solution for self-storage operators, allowing tenants to access units using combination padlocks with a four-digit code. The system integrates with gate access systems and can be used for new sites or retrofitted to existing ones. Sebastian explains the process of setting up Rubik, including adding locks to the inventory and locking units. He also discusses the operator tasks of collecting padlocks and overlocking units. Rubik is available worldwide, except in Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Follow Self Storage Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Learn more about how Stora helps self storage businesses drive growth and discover our other free resources at https://stora.co.

    • 25 min

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