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11 Things About U-Lock Storage Units We Bet You Didn’t Know

11 Things About U-Lock Storage Units We Bet You Didn’t Know


1. We offer Month-to-Month Contract With No Commitment

We understand that today’s world is changing constantly. This can bring challenges and difficulties for businesses, students, families, and people everywhere to solidify a plan for the future. To accommodate our customers’ needs in an ever-changing environment, we offer month-to-month contracts with no commitment, which provide a flexible solution.

2. No Security Deposit

A security deposit is money that is given to a landlord, lender, or owner of a property as proof of intent to move-in and care for the domicile. Security deposits can be either refundable or nonrefundable, depending on the terms of the transaction. A security deposit is intended as a measure of security for the recipient, and can also be used to pay for damages or lost property.

At U-Lock Self Storage, you are not required to pay a security deposit for damages or lost property in order to rent storage units at our facilities. This significantly reduces the move-in cost when using our storage units.

3. Fully Fenced with Gated Facility

The security and protection of your belongings are our top priorities. To ensure that every unit is secure, all our facilities are fully fenced and gated, which successfully prevent burglary or theft of any sort.

4. Individually Alarmed Units

In addition to a fully fenced and gated facility, we have installed individual alarms for each and every unit. The alarm is triggered when a burglar attempts to use force to unlawfully enter a storage unit. Our security and local law enforcement will be notified of the attempted break-in and attend the affected facility to remedy the issue.

5. 24-hour Video Monitoring with HD Video Surveillance System

We have installed 24-hour video monitoring with HD video surveillance to observe and address any suspicious activities at all times. Our HD video surveillance system helps us document all activity surrounding our facilities, while further strengthening the security of our units and facilities to prevent malicious acts.

6. Industrial Size Elevators

If you need to store a variety of items that come in different sizes, whether they are household items or retail products, don't worry; we’ve got you covered!

Our large capacity elevators will allow you to effortlessly and seamlessly transport all items that you would otherwise need to carry up and down. 

7. Wide Variety of Unit Sizes

We offer a wide range of unit sizes to meet your needs. Our storage unit sizes include (in feet):

  • 5 x 5
  • 4 x 7
  • 5 x 7
  • 5 x 8
  • 5 x 9
  • 5 x 10
  • 7 x 8
  • 6 x 10
  • 6.5 x 10
  • 5 x 14
  • 7 x 10
  • 7.5 x 10
  • 8 x 10
  • 8.5 x 10
  • 9 x 10
  • 8 x 12
  • 10 x 10
  • 8 x 13
  • 6 x 18
  • 10 x 11
  • 10 x 12
  • 10 x 12.5
  • 10 x 13
  • 10 x 13.5
  • 10 x 14
  • 12 x 12
  • 10 x 15
  • 10 x 15.5
  • 10 x 16
  • 10 x 17
  • 10 x 18

Regardless of the number of items you want to store, we will have the perfect unit size at a competitive price, tailored to your needs.

8. Access hours 6am - 9pm + Extended hours upon request, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

To accommodate our customers’ schedules, we offer increased operating hours. You can have access from 6am to 9pm, 7 days a week, all year long. If you want to access your storage unit outside the standard hours, you are welcome to submit a request, and we will be more than happy to accommodate!

9. Car Storage Availability

Yup - we also offer car storage! At the U-Lock Self Storage Burnaby/Vancouver facility, we offer car storage services that are ideal for those who are:

  • Travelling out of town and want to park their vehicles in a secure location.
  • Moved into a city in or around Metro Vancouver recently and do not have a parking spot available yet.
  • Need additional parking space due to a fully occupied parking space or garage.

Our car storage rentals do not require initial security deposits either. Car storage spaces are highly secured: they are surrounded by fences and enclosed in a gate facility; equipped with individual alarms; and monitored 24 hours a day with HD video surveillance systems.

10. Move-in Special Promotions

Each month, we have special move-in promotions - from getting your first month for free, to getting special rates on select units across our six facilities. To learn more about our special promotions, get in touch with us! Our staff will let you know about our current offers.

11. Moving and Packing Supplies Available

We have packing and moving supplies for sale at our facilities. Whether you need tape, boxes, or wrapping material, visit one of our storage facilities where you can purchase everything you need for your next move.

Questions? Feel free to call us at 1.866.647.8673 or contact us online at and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Looking to reserve a storage unit? Find a self storage facility near you:

  1. Self storage Burnaby or Vancouver
  2. Self storage Chilliwack
  3. Self storage South Surrey or White Rock
  4. Self storage Parksville
  5. Self storage Nanaimo
  6. Self storage Victoria