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Shipping and Storage Container Security Tips

20.02.2017 - Posted by Updated On 20.02.2017    

Keeping your shipping or storage container secure is paramount for keeping your valued items from being stolen. Whether it is tools, household goods, or family antiques, security is the main concern, which is why you’re using a shipping container in the first place. There are a few simple and inexpensive tips that you can use to help keep your container, and possessions, safe and secure.

High Traffic, Visible Area

The most obvious way to keep your storage unit secure is to have it placed in a high traffic, visible area. Thieves and vandals will need a fair amount of time to break into the unit, so if there is regular traffic and the container is visible from your home, office, or construction site it is less likely that it will be broken into.

Positioning the Unit in a Well Lit Area

It seems obvious, but many people choose to put their storage containers in remote areas of their property because they want to keep it hidden from direct sight from the house. While this does make sense from an aesthetic stand point, it could allow thieves or vandals with easy access to your things. If the situation dictates that you place your container in a remote area we recommend a motion detector light or similar aversion tactic.

Equip with a Lock Box (Bolt on or Factory Weld)

New shipping container typically come with factory equipped lock boxes, while used containers typically don’t have lock boxes installed on their doors. A lock box is a steel box that the lock lives inside of, and it prevents easy access to anyone that would want to clip the lock shank and gain quick access to the items inside of the container. A bolt on lock box can be purchased through and installed in a few short minutes. is an online marketplace for buying and selling new and used shipping containers around the country, and around the world. Sellers on the site provide all types of shipping containers and can provide you with the expertise that you need to make your storage container safe and secure. If you have any questions on a specific listing please contact the seller directly through the listing page. General questions can be directed towards the staff and they can help you get moving in the right direction.

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