Traditional Climate Controlled Storage
Do you know what kind of storage environment is right for your business? Humidity, temperature, light exposure, and other environmental factors are important factors to consider when planning long-term storage. The terms “temperature controlled” and climate controlled storage” are often used interchangeably, but the differences between the two are large, and the safety of your inventory may depend on making the right call.
Let’s take a look at the different types of storage commonly available, and how they may affect the well-being of your goods.
These facilities use industrial heating and air conditioning to keep their temperatures within a fixed range of temperatures, generally between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is still subject to local conditions. Leather furniture, most household appliances, and more robust consumer electronics are often stored in this kind of facility.
Climate Controlled Self Storage Unit
This is the most common type of storage, and what you’ll find in most self-storage facilities. Some self-storage locations keep items in a constant environment with temperatures between 55 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
the business challenge
What businesses need to remember is that businesses need more robust climate controlled protection. Self-storage units aren’t able to provide an audit trail, restriction, tracked employees, GPS delivery vehicle tracking, or any of the other layers of security required for true peace of mind.
Climate-controlled storage represents a more extreme level of control over the storage environment, providing at a minimum a consistent temperature and level of humidity. Having the right humidity level is crucial if mold and mildew are to be avoided. Artwork, antiques, delicate documents, clothing, electronics, and wooden furniture are all examples of items best kept in climate controlled storage.
How Corodata Can Help
At Corodata, we provide climate-controlled storage in the form of our Firelock vaults. These vaults are constructed of steel panels with a ceramic core. They are further shielded against electromagnetic waves which may harm electronics stored inside. Each vault is digitally monitored 24/7, with badged background checked trained employees. Our vaults can protect antique paintings, film negatives, and police evidence that needs to be kept in pristine condition. Our vaults are ideal for the storage of media, antique documents, and delicate valuables of all kinds.