Nimbio for RV Storage FacilitiesHenry Wasserman
RV ownership is growing. Between 2005 and now, the number of people who regularly RV in the United States has increased from around 7 million to 9 million, while over 11% of all households own a vehicle that fits in the RV category. If you run or own an RV storage facility, you’ll know how frustrating it is to constantly be opening and closing the gates all day. You’ll also likely have a mind on site security. Over 25 million Americans go RVing each year…that’s a lot of people going in and out of an RV storage facility. If you want ease of access, better security and happier customers, check out what Nimbio can do for you.
RV Storage Facility Security
Some RVs are worth a lot of money. They can range from $30,000 all the way to $300,000. If something has a lot of value attributed to it, the odds are that there can be criminality involved. It’s why there are RV storage facilities in the first place. These facilities offer not only storage, but security too.
Security comes in a lot of forms. Access control is probably the most important. You need to let the right people into the RV storage facility. These might be owners of the RV’s themselves, or perhaps tradespersons or people who work at the facility. It can be hard monitoring who’s coming and going. If you’re doing it yourself, there’s a lot of walking to the gates and checking ID etc. With Nimbio, you can control access all through an app. It’s a simple case of giving access via the master key. Then, others with the app can gain entry to your electric gate with a click of a button.
You’ll know exactly who has access to your RV storage facility. Take gate codes for example. They’re a tried and tested method of access control. However, it’s easy to pass these codes out further to people who shouldn’t have access. With a cellular gate access control system you won’t have to worry about this. It’s easy to revoke and grant access, your security will be stepped up significantly.
Ease Of Access
Ease of access is important to RV owners. They just want to enter and exit the storage facility without much fuss. Well, with a smart gate access control app on their phone they can. All they need to do is press a button and the gates will open. It limits their need to remember gate codes, to have to disturb the person on duty, and they won’t have to leave their vehicle. This is especially important during busy times when there are a lot of people leaving in their RV’s causing queues.
Remember, it’s likely that RV owners are taking a vacation when they’re using their RV’s…they don’t want to waste time. Ease of access is important and if you can make their life easier they’ll thank you for it.
Larger storage units will have multiple gates too. With Nimbio, you can control who has access to each gate. It means you can segment each area and the RV owner will only be able to access the area they’ve been allocated. It improves ease of access and limits confusion, while also adding to site security.
Nimbio Lends Customer Confidence
So, you’ve used Nimbio to upgrade your security and allow a better form of access. You’ll start to see good feedback from your clients. People talk. You might get some new business. If people see you making an effort to improve your facilities and protect their property they’ll be more likely to trust you. Customer confidence is everything at the moment and if they don’t have it in your business then you’re going to end up in trouble. If you can work on that customer confidence you can breathe new life into your business. Make sure you shout about your new access control on social media and your website. It’s a key upgrade that should be celebrated.
Beyond security, your customers will find it a lot easier to retrieve their RV. All they have to do is press the right button on the app and the electric gate will open.
Upgrade Existing Security Systems
Even if you already have an electric gate system, you can easily upgrade it to a cellular access system. You can even keep old access systems if you want while you speak to your RV owners, just to make sure no one is locked out in the meantime. As you upgrade your gate entry system, you might want to take the opportunity to upgrade other elements of your RV storage facility security. Certain ideas can include:
- An alarm system to deter thieves
- Better holding areas for the RV’s
- Weather and pest shielding systems
- Better lockbox management to protect RV keys
- Make sure ex employees and clients no longer have site access
It depends what your storage facility entails. Some RV storage areas will also store other vehicles, so make sure there’s enough room for your RV’s. If you own a large unit you might have to move the RV’s from time to time, so ensure that you and your team have clear cut rules to follow when driving someone else’s RV. Ideally, you’d have your system set up so that you’ll never have to drive someone else’s vehicle but in storage facilities sometimes it’s unavoidable.
If you upgrade other security systems in line with your upgrade to Nimbio, you can really make sure your security is iron tight. Remember, Nimbio works on any gate access control system. Main electric gates are the first that comes to mind, but it can be used on communal access doors too.
You can find more articles about gate security and access control on our blog. Our FAQs page can help answer any questions you have while the testimonial page can help you see how useful Nimbio has been to them. As always, reach out to us if there is anything else you need answered.