Fort Knox Self Storage has unveiled a $16 million state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne’s inner west, which set a new benchmark for the company.

Conveniently located 10 km west of Melbourne at 268 Ballarat Road, Braybrook, the 11,935 m2 property development will service the inner western suburbs.

The first-of-a-kind Fort Knox Self Storage property development will implement an innovative key-less entry system, phone charging points and 24-hour digital surveillance security.

Installing hi-tech smart access controllers will make every lock connected and keyless, with access data shared in real-time giving users complete control over their storage space.

In addition to unprecedented security and control over their storage space, the development will contain extra-wide loading bays, ample undercover parking, meeting and boardroom spaces, and a retail store selling storage boxes and packaging items.

As the second-largest independent storage provider in Australia, this $16 million property development further builds the brand’s position as an industry innovator and leader.

McMullin has acted as the development partner and development manager for the site, with Vaughan’s Construction the project builder. Harding Architects designed the site.

Fort Knox Self Storage charging port

The Fort Knox Self Storage has free charging ports

What are the benefits to key-less entry systems?

Contactless solutions improve consumer the customer experience by offering them security and control from their web-enabled devices.

Some smart lock technologies can also contain motion detectors to notify the facility’s owner when a tenant is on the property and how long they stay on the site.

Key-less entry systems allow the tenant to share a key code with another person and set a time frame for that code to function.

Installing smart locks can also be of financial benefit to the owner of the site, with some self-storage operators charging a monthly fee for the lock to cover the cost of maintenance, app and software support.