Privacy vs. Security Cameras: What’s More Important to Residents?

January 23, 2019

In a recent survey, we asked residents what’s most important to them when it comes to the safety of on-site tenant storage cages. The response? Privacy! Second to 24-hour access, privacy was the next most-requested feature of storage units. Sixty one percent of people who rent worry that their stuff will be stolen from storage cages and another 12% don’t like other people being able to see their belongings thinking that this transparency will add to an increase in theft.

Bradyl Bins remove that fear by providing secure, private tenant storage units that people can’t see through. Residents’ desire for privacy is at the core of their concerns about security. Security cameras and key FOBs help in deterring theft, but those don’t solve the basic need for privacy. Isn’t it a priority to make your residents feel that they and their belongings are safe and secure? In fact, private units ranked as more important to residents than cameras and other means of security.

Those surveyed in a higher rent bracket indicated that private tenant storage cages were even more important than 24-hour access. Residents need to feel that their belongings are safe and private even if they aren’t located within their homes. Storage lockers hold all kinds of possessions and residents want to feel safe putting anything they need to store inside on-site storage spaces. If thieves can see into tenant storage cages, they may get a sense of what other kinds of items residents have inside their homes which may put them at an additional risk of being targeted.

Not only is privacy important to residents, they’re willing to pay more for it. This survey also showed that nearly every respondent would be willing to pay an additional $5 a month for Bradyl Bins while one in five would be willing to pay an additional $30 a month for our solution versus standard tenant storage cages.
It’s been proven time and again that investing in Bradyl Bins pays off. Providing your residents a safe and secure space for them to store belongings ranks as one of the most sought-after amenities in any community. Moving away from tenant storage cages and toward private storage lockers, like Bradyl Bins, can set you apart from the competition. Contact us today to learn more about our options for your property.

“Bradyl was very understanding of our needs to provide our residents with quality storage lockers. Their product was custom tailored to fit the space available. The installation and product is top notch.”

– Robert Turner
Senior Manager at Allen & Rocks, Inc