What Kind of Lock Should You Use?

Published on 2/12/2023

Securing your self-storage unit is an important part of keeping your belongings safe and protected. One of the most important components of your storage unit's security is the padlock you use. Here are some of the different types of padlocks that you can use to secure your self-storage unit:

  1. Combination padlocks: Combination padlocks are a popular choice for self-storage units because they are easy to use and don't require a key. You simply set your own combination, and you're ready to go. Some combination padlocks also feature resettable combinations, so you can change the combination if you need to.

  2. Keyed padlocks: Keyed padlocks are a traditional option for securing self-storage units. They are simple to use, and you always have the key with you, so you never have to worry about forgetting your combination. Just make sure to keep your key in a safe place!

  3. Disk padlocks: Disk padlocks are a newer option for securing self-storage units. They feature a unique design that makes it more difficult for a thief to cut the lock. Disk padlocks are also weather-resistant, so they are a great choice for outdoor storage units.

  4. Laminated padlocks: Laminated padlocks are a durable option for securing self-storage units. They are made from multiple layers of steel, which makes them difficult to cut or break. Laminated padlocks also come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose one that fits your specific storage unit.

  5. Weather-resistant padlocks: If you have an outdoor storage unit, it's important to choose a padlock that can withstand the elements. Look for padlocks that are weather-resistant and have a protective coating to prevent rust and corrosion.

When choosing a padlock for your self-storage unit, it's important to consider your specific needs. Factors like the type of items you're storing, the size of your storage unit, and your budget will all play a role in your decision. You should also consider the security of the self-storage facility itself. 

At Red Hills Storage, we have live-monitored security surveillance and a gate system to keep non-customers out, giving our renters peace of mind that their belongings are safe. Call or check our available units today!