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Safe Store: Self storage in Auckland

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are new to storage or a seasoned storer you are bound to have questions, and we have the answers. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us and we will be happy to help.

How secure are my goods?

  • Firstly, the complex is totally enclosed within an electric fence and our computer logs every exit and entry by PIN number. This means we can always track the comings and goings of every individual who accesses Safe Store.
  • The complex manager lives in a residence above the office, who regularly patrols the grounds and checks all locks to ensure they are secure.
  • All our facilities have state of the art CCTV systems with recording and remote access functions to ensure that we know what is happening at all times so your items are safe with us.
  • All our branches operate a custom built electric fence system that is connected to a monitored alarm to help ensure the security of your items.

Can I setup a workshop?

Unfortunately we do not allow this but we do have many businesses being run from our facilities so chat to your local branch to see how we can help you.

Do you sell boxes, locks, packaging materials?

Our branches stock and supply a wide range of items to help with your moving and storing. Please see your local branch for advice and pricing or purchase online.

What are you office hours / access hours?

Is there a trailer I can borrow?

Each branch has at least two specialty covered furniture trailers available to customers. These are available free to help you with your first move in and to rent after that.

Please be aware that our trailers are only available during office hours and for use in the Auckland region. They also only have 12v connections for lighting etc.

Do I need a padlock?

Yes part of self storage is you lock the unit and keep the key. This ensures that only you or those with your permission can gain access to your unit.

We sell good quality secure padlocks that are designed to fit our doors and are available from the main office. You are free to bring in your own padlock, all we ask is that you make sure it is going to be good enough to help protect your belongings.

Is there a forklift?

Most of our facilities can offer a forklift with licensed driver to help with the heavy items. Contact your nearest office to make a booking or find out more.

What about moisture in the units?

One of the great things about a custom designed self storage facility versus stand shipping containers is that we have airflow built into the construction to ensure that any moisture is carried away and it also reduces condensation in our humid climate.

One of the biggest risks of moisture is when you move in and the day has been very humid or worse raining. When this happens we suggest allowing your items to breathe for a while and then coming back to seal them up. We can also supply moisture absorbing packs to help get this under control.

Please chat with our staff for more advice on how best to use these.

Can I bring my children with me?

Yes, you can. All we ask is that you keep them supervised at all times and ensure that they do not wander around the facility. We do have electric fences and also cars moving around blind corners and we would hate to see them at risk of getting hurt.

What about dogs or cats?

We love animals too but unfortunately not everyone else does, so we do not allow dogs to roam on on any our facilities either on or off a lead. If they are kept in your vehicle at all times while you are on site then that is fine. All we ask is that you consider their welfare while in the vehicle.

Stay close to save them distress and make sure they have plenty of ventilation and fresh cool water. If we find an animal in distress and we cannot locate you to resolve immediately we will notify the relevant authorities. Like we said we love them too.

Is there a contract?

What can't I store?

While we do allow most things we do have a few rules that must be followed to help keep everyone’s belongings safe.

Things you must do:

  • Empty fuel and oil from any motors such lawn mowers, weed eaters etc
  • Ensure any gas bottles are completely empty

Things you cannot store:

  • Containers with Fuel or Oil in them
  • Explosives or chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Anything deemed to be illegal ie drugs, stolen goods etc
  • Plants or animals

See our self storage tips & hints for more details.

How do I get access?

Each customer has a code number (YOU decide the number to use) which you use to open our security gate.  No swipe cards to lose! Simply drive in and use your padlock key to open your unit. Quality padlocks are available for sale in our office.

What do you do against pests?

Each unit contains a special pest bait and is sprayed with a residual insecticide prior to each client moving in. We also have a general external pest control program in place.

While this cannot guarantee absolute protection it does come very close. The highest risk to your belongings is actually bringing in the bugs or pests with your things so please pack carefully.

How do I pay?

EFTPOS, Credit Cards and cash payments are accepted, as are automatic payments from your bank. Online banking and a secure website payment option with your credit card is also available.  Your account is to be paid a full month in advance at all times. 7 days notice is required before moving out.

You can also pay your invoice online.

What size do I need?

We have 17 different sizes plus outdoor storage so you only need to pay for the space you require. And no wasted space is no wasted money! Our friendly, professional staff will help you to choose the size to best suit your needs.

We also have an online space estimator.

Are my belongings insured?

It is important to remember that goods are stored at your risk. If your personal insurance policy does not cover the costs of goods in storage, we can arrange insurance for you.

At this point in time we do not offer commercial insurance or vehicle insurance. Your residential insurance costs you only $5 per $1,000 of cover per month. You’ll find our rates VERY competitive.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. When you sign up with Safe Store you sign an agreement that outlines up front all fees that might apply to your stay with us. Some of these may include;

  • Admin fees – this covers off the setting up of your agreement
  • Late fees – if you are late with a payment then depending on the situation you may be charged a late fee
  • Tailgate fees – we take our, and your, security very seriously. Part of this is making sure that we restrict entry to the facility to only those that are supposed to be there and also asking you to stop inside and outside the gate while it closes to stop any unauthorised people following you in.

What if I need to move out early or later than planned?

The wonderful thing with storing at Safe Store is you choose your billing cycle. While most people choose monthly we do have shorter and longer term options available

If you need to move out before the time you have paid up to we will help you to get this sorted and we may even be able to credit a portion of the money you have paid.

If you need to stay a little longer just let us know and we can either roll your agreement on the same terms that you already have or discuss options with you that may better suit your new requirements.

Why choose us

 Purpose-built for self storage
 PIN code access + 24/7 CCTV
 Security lighting
 Custom-built high electric fences
 Free trailers / trolleys for move in
 Great storer testimonials!
 Short & long term storage options
 Competitive insurance rates
 Box shop for your moving supplies
 100% NZ owned and operated

Testimonials

Safe Store
Storer Testimonials

Not convinced our Pakuranga, Papatoetoe or Westgate self storage is right for you? Hear from some of our happy customers…
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M Fergusson

When I first arrived needing a storage unit I was shown an easily accessible unit which made the whole moving process easy and much less stressful, the customer service was outstanding. Thank you for making a difficult time in my life easier 🙂

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D Lowe

Thank you very much. And may I congratulate you on a fantastic facility. I checked my unit at Christmas time and after 1 year in storage, I could still smell the ‘fresh washing smell’ on my linen. Thank you.

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L Jackson

I found this facility is just perfect for what I would require and close to where I live.The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly and nothing was too much for them. They with more than happy to show me around the facility with all the different options that were available to me. I would highly recommend them for their excellence.

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K & T Hart

Very nice quality storage facility. We used outside storage for our caravan, which was just what we needed. The storage facility is very secure, which provides peace of mind. It has easy access and plenty of room for what we needed.