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FAST TIPS IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS ENTERING UNIT.

New Move In At Topcity


Accessing your NEW storage unit is easy and fast with the smart entry system. Simply read on to follow the steps for new tenants if you are having issues with accessing your new unit and are in our system. QUICK TIPS IF HAVING PROBLEMS AND ARE SET UP IN SYSTEM 1. IF YOU ARE AN OUTSIDE UNIT-PLEASE PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE HANDLE THEN HIT THE LOCK THIS WILL UNLOCK YOUR UNIT. 2. IF YOU ARE INSIDE-PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL DOORS ARE RED AND SHUT BEFORE LEAVING. IF YOUR UNIT DOOR IS NOT RED OPEN IT UP AND RESHUT IT. IF IT IS STILL NOT RED. HIT THE SAFTEY BUTTON ON THE INSIDE THIS WILL FIX IT. 3. TO OPEN THE OUTSIDE DOORS- YOU HAVE TO PUSH IN ON THE HANDLE THEN PULL OUT AFTER HITTING THE UNLOCK BUTTON. ...


Crystal Reuter
August 24th, 2021


What Happens When In Power Loss

New Move In At Topcity


This article from Janus International is very helpful in explaining what happens when we lose power. At Topcity this is the technology we chose and this article explains why very well. This question comes up from time to time. Check out the full article here Janus What Happens When a Smart Facility Loses Power? One of the concerns voiced by customers when renting at a smart facility, is what happens if the power goes out? Is there a downside to putting too much trust in technology? Tenants get excited when presented with benefits of Nokē Smart Entry but sometimes they wonder, is it too good to be true, what happens if your facility loses power?  In traditional storage, when a storage facility loses power, what little security the site offered is down, access is affected, the store is blind to what is going on and all they have left are the tenant locks holding the line on the unit.  But since tenant's are not using a padlock on a smart unit, what does that mean for their storage unit's security with no power? Overall access and operation of your facility is dependent on electricity and will change with a temporary loss of power.  These other aspects of your facility, that are excluding tenant smart units, can be affected by an outage if they are not on battery backup systems.  This includes entry points and equipment such as: elevators, gates, sliding doors, building doors if access controlled, internet, phone lines if they are VOIP, DVR and cameras, office devices, and other equipment that depends on electricity to operate. For facilities offering Nokē smart locks on their tenant units, these smart locks are superior to regular locks even in a power outage, thanks to the Tesla battery units that power them.  In the event of an outage with Nokē Volt smart locks, they switch to battery back-up until power is restored.  NOKĒ ONE smart locks however, are always running on built-in, powerful battery units.  This ...


Janus
August 23rd, 2021


Indoor Temperature Controlled Unit VS. Outdoor Unit?

Storage


Indoor Temperature Controlled Units VS. Outdoor Units? Which Should I Choose? People may not understand why they may need temperature controlled storage. The difference between indoor and outdoor storage units have benefits depending on what you are storing. TopCity Storage is here to help break it down for you. Outdoor Storage An outdoor unit offers a significant benefit of being able to drive right up to your space that is reserved. That way, you don’t have to make multiple trips Field Replacement Key Missing: namefrom your car to the door of the building, to the unit itself. This will certainly save you time. If you are paying movers by the hour this will save you money. However, if you must also think about the items you are storing. Outdoor storage units are perfect for items that you would store in your basement, garage or shed. If the items that are more delicate and sensitive to weather then they should be stored in a unit that has temperature control. Rooms that provide a consistent temperature year round, tend to do better at protecting your belongings. 2EC741A4-7CC3-45B4-92AD-5E8C55CDDA34 Temperature Controlled Storage The main factor in selecting temperature controlled storage is that your items will be stored in a controlled, stable enviroment. You will have all of your belongings safe from all the weather elements, which is very important when storing your valuables. When picking a storage unit, you want to ensure your items are safe from the elements. If you are storing any of these items you will want to get a unit that has temperature control. *Electronics, Computers, Hard drives-Elements can cause electronics not to work. *Metal, Wood Plastics-Elements can cause wood, plastics to shrink or expand, crack or warp. *Clothing and Fabrics-Elements without temperature control can cause mold. *Medical Supplies *Books-Including Yearbooks, Photo albums *Musical Belongings-DVDS, Band equipment etc. *Important documents-Tax documents etc. *Office supplies *Sentimental Items-Paintings, Drawings etc. The list can go on for the items that would benefit from temperature controlled storage. Basically, if your items need ...


Crystal Reuter
August 23rd, 2021


Getting To Know Your Storage Facility

New Move In At Topcity


You should get to know your storage facility prior to moving in. For example, what are the hours I can be onsite, what can I store or not store in my unit, how do I access my unit, and where is my unit located once I get to my location? Luckily, these days storage facilities have facebook pages, websites and other social media sites to help ease anxieties of potential customers and current ones that can answer any questions anytime of the day. You want to make sure that the move to storage is an easy one. Make sure you know that it has convience. Easy Access to Rent anytime with Hours that work for you to move in are a bonus. At Topcity Storage we have simplified the rental process. Also, made it easy access to your unit twenty- four hours a day using an app on your phone. The rental process takes as much time as purchasing a plane ticket, after you sign the rental agreements, and pay for your unit, your key to access the building is sent to you in a text within minutes. Location- You want to make sure you know where your unit is once getting to your storage site. Ask your storage facility for a facility map. TopCity Storage made this easy for our customers as well, after renting a unit they will automatically send you a facility map in your email. Facility Map ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Climate Control Storage Mean

Storage


What is the difference between 'temperature-controlled' storage and 'climate-controlled' storage? Renters come in and ask the question, do you have climate-controlled storage? However, there seems to be some confusion, the terms for climate and temperature controlled units are not the same but when potential buyers ask about the temperature or climate they are meaning the samething. Let me help break it down for you. Temperature-controlled facilities, like Topcity Storage only manages the temperature, while climate-controlled facilities manage the temperature and humidity. Climate-controlled facilities manage both temperature and humidity. Inside a temperatrue controlled facility, temperature is controlled within a range. The ideal temperature-controlled storage ranges between 55 and 80 degrees. You cant really control the 'climate' as you can temperature. Thus is why you are hearing more people say temperature controlled units over climate depending on where you live. ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Storage Tips Before You Store

Tips And Tricks


Storage Tips Purchase store insurance or show proof of renters insurance. To protect everyone. Utilize all the space in your unit. Use pallets, 2 x 4’s, or plywood, or freestanding shelves to keep things off the floor. Plan how you are going to arrange your unit. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit. Pack so you can find things later. Clear boxes, totes you can see through or label boxes on multiple sides. When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift (dont put too many books in one box, makes it too heavy to lift).  Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items. Stack boxes accordingly. Put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones. You dont want crushed boxes. Store frequently needed items towards the front of the unit. To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets. Disassemble bulky items tables, bed frames, desks.  Wrap and label all pieces, better when you have to reassemble them.  Put all hardware in bags and tape to item after labeled. Electronics have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes.  After you breakdown the bed you are left with the mattresses and box springs storage on long edges.  Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two to three 2 x 4’s cut to 1 foot long. If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items.  When stacking furniture use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching. Appliances must be clean and dry before storing them and opened up to prevent mildew. Store mirrors and paintings on end. It is best not to store flat to prevent stepping on.  Pack books or boxes ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


KSNT-TOPCITY NOW OPEN AFTER 8 MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION

Local News


Did you see our news article? KSNT ARTICLE TOPEKA (KSNT) – TopCity Storage, located at 4600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., is now open for your storage needs after an 8-month construction schedule.“We will be having an open house on June 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we would love to have everybody come by.” Crystal Reuter, Owner of TopCity Storage. “We are the first unmanned storage facility in Topeka. You can rent completely online. You go to our website, pick your unit, sign a rental agreement, put in your payment and a digital key will be sent to you.” TopCity Storage offers climate controlled storage units that can be rented online and accessed through the Bluetooth on a cell phone.Click here for more information on TopCity Storage. ...


KSNT
July 13th, 2021


TopCity Storage Uses Smartphones As Storage Lock and Key

Storage


Cell phones are used in our everyday life, have you ever looked at your settings and seen how many times you actually pickup your phone in one day? We use our phones for everything, we use them to buy plane tickets, order us drivers to go anywhere, schedule doctor's appointments, and even use them to turn on our smart TV's. By downloading an app on your cell phone, you can change the channel, control the volume, and do everything your remote control. Cell phones are basically our remote controls for everyday life.   This innovative app technolgy business also is now coming into self-storage. There are now ways you can unlock unit doors and digitally share your key by an app on your smart phone. Here's how it works and the benefits that comes with it: How it Works: Through cloud-based technology, tenants are able to enter the facility and their units with their mobile smart devices. No more of the frustration of losing keys and forgetting combinations and codes. With Tesla technology included inside every unit controller and electronic smart lock, this security solution is changing the way that storage is being done. Rental Process Made Easy: The rental process is now as easy as buying a plane ticket. Tenants can handle the whole process on their own online or by using the mobile app. No more having to speak to a manger. Giving the customer the option to do rent units on their own anytime of the day. Digital Key Sharing: This amazing feature allows customers the convenience of granting temporary access to friends and family – then revoking access whenever you chose, you are in control. Notificatons: This new technolgy gives customers more security, all units are equipped with motion sensors, and will give the customers notifications if motion is detected. Not only that customers will recieve notifications right to their phones when the doors are left unlocked. We are used to doing everything on our phones this past ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


TopCity's Guide To Digital Key Sharing

Guide


Many people have turned to their phones for everything in their everyday lives. The same goes for us, at TopCity Storage, in the storage industry and the technology we use at TopCity. Do you have an app on your phone like, Venmo, Paypal or Cash App? These apps allow you to send funds friends, family, or even pay for products and services. Now with new Advanced Smart Entry systems, we can let you do essentially the samething just in the digital key sharing way. For families , or even commercial businesses that have storage units who need to grant access to their unit, digital key sharing is the level of convenience that customers not only appreciate, but come to rely on. There is no longer the need to have to arrange to meet ups to hand off keys to family members, movers, or employees when giving them access to their unit. You dont have to worry about getting your keys back, or even if there are extra copies of the keys floating around. With each digital key that is shared, it can track who has accessed that unit and the time then if you want the customer can even revoke the key at any time if needed. How is that for control over the unit. An added bonus is that the customer even gets notifications when the unit is opened or if motion is dected inside. WOW, that is technology working for you. 2077EAA5-DF8F-460A-B463-7B133A717558 ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


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