Fingerprint Padlocks are the Newest Storage Unit Trend!

September 10, 2018

two fingerprints to represent an open padlock and a locked padlock

Storage Unit Trends: Secure Your Belongings with a Fingerprint Padlock

Some storage units will supply you with free padlocks. Some will offer locks for an additional price. Often, you can just find inexpensive ones at your local hardware store or the big box store around the corner. When you don’t want just any old lock, however, you can try a fingerprint padlock for optimum security at your storage unit. Today, Affordable Family Storage dives into a popular new trend in personal storage security: fingerprint padlocks.

Easy to use

Fingerprint sensors are extremely user-friendly. It only takes a couple minutes to ensure a lifetime of security on your personal belongings - or however long you’ll be renting your storage unit. Just follow the simple instructions included with your fingerprint padlock and then secure it to your storage unit. When you’re ready to re-enter, simply press your finger to the sensor, and the padlock will unlock.

Optimum Security

Fingerprint sensors have been around for a while, and the technology feature is now expected on all new devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since everyone has their own unique fingerprint, it makes sense as a high-security option to deter thieves and lock pickers. This does mean that whoever the lock is registered to must be present to unlock it. For a storage unit lock, this is a sure way to heighten security measures on your belongings.

Sleek Design

Fingerprint padlocks have a nice and sleek new design compared to old traditional locks that require the hassle of a key. Some on the market today also double up as a phone charger! Battery life for these padlocks range from 6 months to 1 year, depending on the brand and whether they are chargeable. Depending on your renter’s agreement with your storage unit facility, this may be all the time you really need.

Affordable Family Storage Units

If you’d like to take extra precautions to keep your storage unit protected, consider investing in a padlock with fingerprint technology! They’re user-friendly, they look nice, and they offer a higher level of protection against thieves and lockpicks. Your personal belongings are valuable, so don’t risk it with a sub-par padlock. Fingerprint technology is the way of the future.


Visit any of our Affordable Family Storage locations today! Our secure, modern storage units are offered in a range of sizes for your storing needs. Depending on the location, you can expect to find temperature-controlled units, indoor and outdoor access, and kiosks for convenient bill pay. For more specific information, click here.

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