Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Cash Find in Brisbane Storage Facility

A large amount of cash, stored in backpacks and other luggage, as well as a rifle, were recently found inside a storage unit in a Brisbane storage facility. The storage company was unaware of the contents of the unit they had leased to a customer. The facility was kept closed at all times and only authorized clients were allowed to access. There were no unusual activities that led storage personnel to believe that there is something strange going on in one of its units.

Police only became aware of the storage unit by accident as a motorcyclist evaded them during a random check at Kangaroo Point, about 10 miles away from the facility.  The 32-year-old man sped thru the checkpoint after being asked a couple of questions by checkpoint police regarding the backpack he slung on his back. Police’s curiosity was piqued when a 100-dollar bill was seen dangling from the bag’s opening. It was later reported that when Police tried to get hold of the bag to inspect, the man quickly sped thru checkpoint. Police was able to identify the plate number and traced it to another individual who later lent the motorbike to the unknown runaway man. It was later found out that the man had no known ties to bike gangs but a search of his home also led to the discovery of a handgun, as well as a variety of drugs. The police is still investigating the identity and the unusual amount of cash and drugs left behind in both his home and the self storage facility.

Acting Superintendent George Sheldon told waiting reporters, "it's not really that often that we seize multiple millions in cash at the self storage facility". Apart from the cash and prohibited drugs, there were also licensed guns found that were reported lost by gun owners. There are more and more items uncovered in the said storage facility, and even its owners are now contacting each client to perform an inspection of each facility, subject to orders of the authorities.

Police are unsure if it is the largest haul of cash in Queensland but it is definitely one of the largest ones they have ever managed to find. The storage unit was confirmed to be leased by the man through documents found in his home.

Self storage facilities are now required to perform thorough checks on what their clients are storing after leasing the units out. It was previously not a requirement, but an option when storage facilities’ owners find their clients to be of dubious background. Although this is the first time to have a reported a haul of cash in a self storage facility, there are other incidents wherein illegal items are found to be stored in various facilities, in particular those located in the suburbs of Queensland, far from the city centre. Because of these incidents throughout the years, more and more self storage facilities are cautious as they get under investigation, which is very costly to the business. Self storage regulators are also looking into implementing rules into implementing a protection programme to facilities in case this happens again after due diligence from the facilities’ owners.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Benefits of Having Self-Storage Space

If you are always on the move; be it for work or simply a personality trait, chances are you are going to need a reliable storage service provider who can make sure your precious possessions are well taken care of when you are away. People need storage services for many different reasons. Maybe you are moving to a smaller, much more suitable home and you do not want to throw or give away your antique furniture that was passed on from your great grandfather, or maybe you have to move for work or school purposes, and you might be gone a while. Whatever your reasons for needing a storage facility, one thing is for certain, you need one that is reliable, secure, affordable and always operational.

So what are some of the benefits of having a self-storage space? Here are four.
1. Convenience. Sometimes you do not have all the time in the world to plan your move. This means that more often than not, you may need a storage facility that you can use on a very short notice. This is one of the major advantages of using storage services. You can simply choose the size and the unit you want and move your possessions on the very same day. And with mobile storage services, a storage module can even be delivered right to your door.
2. Used only when needed. There are storage solutions that do not offer any long term contracts. Life can change on a whim and you may no longer need your storage facility for as long as you may have thought. That is why most companies offer no lock-in contracts and the minimum term is usually one month. In most cases, you only have to give a week’s notice or two and you can stop using the facility without any cancellation fees.
3. Easy Access. This is another beauty of self-storage services. For the traditional storage services, you can access them anytime you want. As long as you have rented a unit, you can come and go as you please. It is basically your property for the duration of your contract. As for the portable storage, you have to call in advance so they are prepared to welcome you to their facilities within business hours.
4. Top-Notch Security. Most storage facilities are equipped with security cameras and security patrols, so you can be sure that your properties are being well protected at all times. You and only you have the key to the unit and you can use it whenever need be. Some companies offer insurance to protect against theft and damage. Check with them if this is included in the control or an extra charge is required.

One of the best things about renting a self-storage space is that you have the flexibility and convenience to leave a city without having to worry about what to do with all your belongings. Whether you need to be somewhere on an extended period on a short notice, or relocate for a new job, self-storage options are most likely your best bet.