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Welcome to the Self Storage Lab — where we deconstruct how operators are adapting to today’s technology-driven landscape and how it might impact your business.
In our tenth episode, we dive into the five different levels of automation, from manual processes to more advanced use of technologies, and examine how they are transforming the way humans work. We walk through the challenges, benefits, and exciting opportunities that we can expect from automation, and how these might come intro fruition in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry.
Mentioned in this episode:
- What is automation?
- 5 Different levels of automation
- Examples of each
- Pros and Cons
- How does it relate to Self Storage?
- What to expect in the future
- Why so much talk about self driving vehicles? - 2:00
- Why we picked this topic - 5:53
- What is automation? - 8:40
- Level 0 - 9:35
- Level 1 - 15:00
- Level 2 - 19:42
- Experience riding in an autonomous vehicle - 24:12
- Level 2 in self storage - 28:29
- Level 3 - 30:47
- What level is swivl? - 36:23
- Level 4 - 40:51
- Can a self storage property get to Level 4? - 43:40
- Level 5 - 46:45
- Recap - 49:52
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