At Storage Elevated, customers can find peace of mind
If an item is worth paying monthly to keep at a storage facility, it’s worth making sure it’s secure.
That’s one of the mottos of Storage Elevated, a new facility at 4006 N. Forestdale Drive that is using state-of-the-art security technology to give customers peace of mind when storing their treasured items.
Units are secured using cylinder locks and double-lock systems that provide much more protection than the padlocks that many associate with storage security, said Jordan Cherrington, one of Storage Elevated’s site managers. Additionally, the facility is monitored by 24-hour video surveillance and requires security codes to enter the building rather than having a front gate.
"When we built this property, that’s one thing we took into mind," he said. "What can we do to make sure people’s stuff is going to be secure? It goes beyond just making sure they have a padlock on the door."
But security isn’t the only thing that sets the storage facility apart. Lydia Smith, Storage Elevated’s office manager, said being an indoor, climate-controlled facility is a boon in Park City, where summer temperatures can reach into the 90s and winters are frigid and wet. That makes it easier for people to get their belongings in and out of the facility — which features a covered loading area — and also means that those storing items subject to damage in hot or cold conditions need not worry.
"We’re one of the only facilities in Utah that is multi-level with most of our units being indoors," Smith said. "You can come in without getting snowed on, without getting wet, without having to deal with the elements. And you have that security of knowing that all of your belongings are inside a contained area where they’re not going to get dusty or have to deal with humidity or condensation. The temperature is always going to be right."
Many people use storage facilities sometime in their lives. But Smith said storage is especially vital in Park City, where many people rent out their homes at various points throughout the year. Having easy access to indoor storage affords many homeowners a sense of security while others are using their homes.
"They might be here all summer long, then need a place to store their valuables that maybe they don’t want renters to have access to," Smith said. "Or perhaps they rent out their property during Sundance. That’s a big market for us. These are things that are usually in their living room, and they don’t want to risk anything happening to that stuff."
Storage Elevated features units, ranging in size from five-foot by five-foot (starting at $60 a month) to 10-foot by 30-foot (up to $320 a month). Cherrington said the facility can meet the needs of nearly anybody, whether they’re hoping to simply hide Christmas presents from their children for a month or storing their collection of motorcycles long-term.
Cherrington said helping customers find the perfect storage solution is one of the best perks of the job.
"The way I look at it is everybody at some point in their life is going to need storage," he said. "A lot of the people that you generally get going through a property might be going through a hard time — downsizing a house, a divorce, whatever — and they have to store the excess stuff that they don’t necessarily want to get rid of. They come into our office, and they’re dealing with that. To be able to help them through that time is a huge deal."
Storage Elevated is taking reservations and set to open within the month. Already, several customers have expressed interest. And after working so hard to get the facility ready, Smith is looking forward to clients finally getting the chance to check it out.
"It’s going to be different to have a normal daily grind instead of just hopping all over the place," she said. "I’m really excited for this thing to be open. It’s been kind of my baby for the past couple of months, and now it’s like my baby is going to high school. It’s a really exciting moment for all of us, and we’re ready to get the ball rolling. We’re passionate about this place."
4006 N. Forestdale Drive, east of U.S. 40
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