How secure is Fort Knox?

The Locking system

On move in day, customers are given a new ABLE padlock with three keys. You are the only one with the keys to the lock on your unit, so you control who has access. Most unit doors are fitted with our unique fortress locking system*; the shackle and the padlock body is securely enclosed in steel. The padlocks that we provide are also built with extra security features like anti-pick tumblers and double locking, stainless steel springs.

Controlled access

We don’t have people hanging around our sites at 3am. Our site access is set within specific customer hours, 365 days a year. This allows practical access to your unit and makes it possible for us to provide a higher level of security and monitoring over our facilities. If anyone tries to enter the premises outside of the access hours a loud alarm sounds, our security team is dispatched, and everything is recorded over a live video feed.

PIN Access

Each customer has a unique PIN which opens the security gates and is linked to a door alarm on their storage unit*. When you enter your pin at the entry gate the door alarm in your storage unit is switched off. When you re-enter your PIN to leave the facility your door alarm is re-activated. If anyone attempts to enter a unit without using the pin a loud alarm sounds and the security team is immediately alerted.

Monitoring

We have 24 hour back to base cameras and movement sensors that monitor activity at each of our sites during and after hours. Staff on duty monitor movement around the site via a live video feed during the day. Our self storage sites also have smoke alarms that are linked directly to the fire brigade and will automatically send a fire truck to the site if any smoke is detected.

As secure as Fort Knox

person entering PIN on Sentinel keypad at Fort Knox Self Storage entrance

Burglar Proof

Our units are fully self-contained and individually alarmed. Only you have the keys to the lock.

You are the only one with the keys to the lock on your unit, so you control who has access. Most unit doors are fitted with our unique fortress locking system

Next level secure

Doors are fitted with the “Fortress” tamper proof locking mechanism unique to Fort Knox.

Fort Knox Storage expert standing in front of security monitors

Security Detail

We have 24 hour back to base security monitoring linked to an A grade monitoring centre.

*Shipping container units and roller door units have a different locking system with disc locks. Shipping container units have no individual door alarms.

Ranked Melbourne’s #1 storage provider by our happy customers.

The ladies who work there are the most polite, respectful and knowledgeable people. The place is very convenient and close from Southern Cross Station. Prices per month cost half the price per week for a locker at southern cross half that size.. I recommend this place to anyone 100%
Icce Mejia
Icce Mejia
15:01 07 Aug 17
Booked in to move in a storage unit this upcoming weekend and already experiencing top notch service. Thank you Rosemary for you help so far and for the use of the courtesy move in van! What a bonus and great way to save money.
Christian Ganaban
Christian Ganaban
05:23 28 Aug 17
This is my first time using off-site storage. Marnie and Molly was so helpful on the phone and in person, it makes the move so much easier. Thank you ladies. Excellent customer service! The best I have seen to-date
Gilbert Chow
Gilbert Chow
01:20 14 Aug 17
We have been storing things there for years and have used various sized lockers - team always super helpful - definitely recommend Fort Knox. We just recently got a friend over to their Vermont South store as well
Tracey Penington
Tracey Penington
09:56 30 Aug 17
Total superstars! I primarily dealt with Molly, who is so brilliant but so were all the other staff I spoke to/dealt with during my storage time. Could not recommend these guys enough!
Georgia Leaker
Georgia Leaker
09:52 09 Aug 17
I have been dealing with the Spencer Street crew for 12 years now. My latest interaction was just like the first - friendly, efficient and more. Always here to help, this operation is head and shoulders above any "customer interaction" I've experienced. Simply splendid.
Andy Bell
Andy Bell
21:56 25 Mar 19
The storage facility was just the perfect solution for me. The size was just enough and its location in town was perfect and the staff was more than helpful in every situation I need them to be. I found the facility clean and comfortable and having an access code for extended access hours was also just perfect. Thanks a bunch Fort Knox
Stephen Wayne Reno
Stephen Wayne Reno
23:55 11 Feb 19
Great storage facility in West Melbourne. Clean, convenient, well organised and secure. Quite reasonable rates too. Everything works efficiently here, including the professional and friendly staff. Thank you Jess and the rest of the crew!!
West End Art Space
West End Art Space
07:22 01 Mar 19
Extremely happy so far, the staffs are so helpful and friendly, very patient with me. yesterday we moved our stock in, the place is equipped with anything you can think of, trolley, woodland on the wall and so on. The entire place is so well maintained that it is so clean without even a bit of dust on the floor.
Rebecca Shi
Rebecca Shi
01:27 18 Feb 19
Very friendly and helpful staff. Welcome pack a nice surprise. Clean and accessible.
Caroline Walters
Caroline Walters
21:57 20 Feb 19
As someone totally unfamiliar with this, they were extremely helpful every step of the way, would definitely recommend this place to my friends should they ever need such services.
Denise Lim XiaoLing
Denise Lim XiaoLing
23:46 08 Mar 19
First google review I've ever written, but the staff at Fort Knox Spencer Street were too lovely not too. Their service is outstanding and very easy to handle while during a stressful moving period.
Jason Mackaway
Jason Mackaway
13:33 11 May 19
If I can put more than 5 STARS. They are really helpful, kind , energetic and patience team I ever witnessed. Loved the way they treat customer. I was at West Melbourne Storage and they provided me one of the best services. I will definitely recommend to everyone. Thanks a ton Team 🙂
Ankit Dargar
Ankit Dargar
01:43 20 May 19
Worth every star. The staff were amazing and made it so easy to organise a storage unit, they couldn't have been more helpful. We stored some items several years ago and felt it was very secure and easy to access so I didn't hesitate to use Fort Knox again. Many thanks for all your assistance.
Barbara Lehaf
Barbara Lehaf
06:53 29 May 19
Wanted to share my happiness regarding my recent experience at Fort Knox. Daven and Jessica were a joy to be around and made the process smooth, easy to understand and fun, what a great team! Putting my stuff in storage I was concerned about the cost but the team ensured I got a great deal. Such personal service is unexpected so this experience was a pleasant surprise and I’d be happy to return!
Brinie Wilson
Brinie Wilson
08:47 30 May 19
We got to the place and felt the service was exceptional from the start, Daven showed us excellent service showed us all the possible units to find the one suiting our needs the best. As we signed the papers we got offered a free drink and got told about the opportunity to rent a van for free to move our stuff. Can definitely recommend to use this facility and a special thank to Daven to the service he provided us! I would use nothing but Fort Knox next time I need to move.
Skafte123
Skafte123
00:50 03 Jul 19
Super clean! I stored my whole house here for nearly 18 months and no problems with rodents or damage. The staff are super helpful and friendly and the location was convenient for me with parking onsite to get your stuff in and out. I have no hesitation in recommending Fort Knox West Melbourne.
Matty Bee
Matty Bee
23:47 16 Jul 19
Found Staff to be on the Ball and had No problemsMany thanks , would l use Fort Knox again Yeah sure once again staff thanks for your Help .
charles. stewart
charles. stewart
02:13 02 Oct 19
Fantastic storage place! They've got a range of different sized storage units and they will always help you choose just the right size so you won't go over and pay for a larger size you don't really need. Staff are very friendly and helpful, instructions are clear as day. After the initial check in, you can access your unit at any time, and the check out process was smooth and easy as well. Rental time is very flexible and price is very friendly! You can even borrow their van to move your stuff. Can't recommend this place enough, if you need a storage place then this is it!
Anisa Anwar
Anisa Anwar
10:01 11 Nov 19
Quick and easy set up, hassle-free and no hanky pankies. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to others. They ran out of storage space that I reserved so they gave me an upgraded one for the same price.
Chi Garcia
Chi Garcia
00:22 29 Dec 19
I have been communicating with Fort Knox Self Storage, West Melbourne over the past four months. During this time I have made a number of changes to our request. I have found all the staff to be extremely knowledgable, supportive of my changes and very friendly. The facilities are well maintained and resources like the complimentary van for a day (petrol not included) as well as trolleys to move multiple boxes are greatly appreciated.
Glenda Shaw
Glenda Shaw
00:30 23 Jan 20
Staff at West Melbourne were wonderful. They showed me around and discussed my needs; I ended up with the perfect sized unit and the cost was reasonable. The place is huge and staff were very helpful when I got lost!
Angie Bennett
Angie Bennett
22:25 23 Jan 20
Great experience with Fort Knox from start to finish. Good rates, great downtown location, awesome staff very helpful and pleasant, and the facility is first rate!! Highly recommend
Keith Sutton
Keith Sutton
22:26 03 Feb 20
Staff at Fort Knox Self Storage are so helpful and friendly! They made my first time experience of using this facility so much easier than expected. As well as great storage options this business has everything you'll need to store your stuff easily, for example: trolleys, tape, boxes, mattress protectors, and more! Thanks so much for your kindness and your great customer service, it was a great experience in our busy world.
Nova Amor
Nova Amor
23:07 20 Jun 18
VERY WELL RUN STORAGE CENTREGood location, modern clean facility and reasonable rates for storage.
Ian Woodruff
Ian Woodruff
05:11 06 Nov 17
Truely amazing customer service and friendly team made the whole process easy and overall a fantastic experience. Location is very convenient with easy access to the facility via the onsite parking. Highly recommend!
David Garner
David Garner
23:18 16 Mar 20
Marnie, Molly and the team are fabulous. Exceptional customer service, friendly and professional, they go above and beyond to assist customers and ensure a first class service is received. Competitive rates, clean facilities and exceptional service.
Brad Downs
Brad Downs
07:32 08 May 20
I’m not going to bore everyone with the long story so I will try and shorten it. And I’m sure there are plenty of people are there going through some tough time’s right now. My partner and I needed a storage locker for what we thought would be for 4 months. With a deal buy one get one free, we paid for two months. Then suddenly, less than a week after disconnecting all utilities and moving 3.5 hours away, we needed to return. It was a double move two weekends in a row. The stress and extra money being wasted paying disconnecting and reconnecting fees was so much. We didn’t think we could get a refund for the locker. My partner was there with removalist, because we were so stressed and tired we couldn’t do it ourselves again. While I was setting up some other things. My partner spoke to a Laura, who he mentioned was an absolute gem to deal with. So incredibly helpful. And I know all my interactions were so great. Well she had organised with the manager to get 1 of our 2 paid months refunded. And it went through so easily. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In troubling times like these, it’s the community sticking together that get us through. I really felt like the whole team really were there for us. I know if I ever need a storage locker again, or if a friend needs a suggestion, I will be going right to Fort Knox West Melbourne.
Timothy Winning
Timothy Winning
12:45 14 May 20
Would definitely recommend using this company. Very Reasonable prices for The storage space they provide.Staff are so lovely and helpful to!
Sofia R
Sofia R
01:59 14 May 20
Best customer service than any other storage facilities I’ve been before. Located in the heart of Melbourne. Comparative price and lots of free add ons including boxes 📦 and locks 🔐 when signed up.
Hossain Siddiqui
Hossain Siddiqui
05:51 01 Jun 20
The staff are friendly and helpful. The storage is clean and well maintained.
Adi Tedjasukmana
Adi Tedjasukmana
22:56 03 Jun 20

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