Storage Security PTY LTD
Having transitioned from shopping centre management is 2000, Jason Keane became the national operations manager for Storage King Australasia from 2000 – 2011 where he assisted in building a 180-store franchise and management company preforming many roles including national training manager, brand develop manager (Australia and UK), general management of operations . In 2008 Jason attended the United Kingdom and assisted in mirroring the Australasian Storage King model partnered by Macquarie Bank and built a 42-store portfolio. Jason’s skillset saw this being achieved in less than 48 months.
In 2011 has was approached by a local Melbourne based family requiring a Chief Executive Officer to transition from a family centric business model to a corporate model. The business was diverse with a sawmill, farming property, walk in retail businesses, freehold property - landlord, an online retail business and a self-storage portfolio of 9 stores. Jason’s role was to add value, and this was achieved in the flavour of 25% in two years.
In 2013 the then owner of Sentinel Australasia approached Jason and offered the business for sale. The business had not taken advantage of the market activity. Jason purchased the business and spent 12 months continuing his fulltime role alongside operating Sentinel Australasia to build a sound structure and network. Once the structure was ready Jason transitioned to Sentinel Australasia fulltime leaving the CEO role. Due diligence exposed that the storage industry required a one stop shop providing access control, unit alarms, lighting control but also wanted everything else security, so Jason created an exclusive installation group with one group per region engaged & trained in installing Sentinel to the standard required. The business that started with approx. 40 customers now boasts more than 250 and currently is growing by a customer a week. The Sentinel team has a dedicated sales manager, operations manager, support manager, support assistant and receptionist/ bookkeeper/ accounts.
Sentinel Storage Security the former Sentinel Australasia has customers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Recently Jason decided that working on the business was more advantageous that working in the business now that it is fully staffed. This coming year(s) will see Jason develop markets in South Korea , South Africa and Asia as a whole with enquiry taking place now.
It appears that the management software will be world class and Jason is ready to market the management software to take market share from StorMan and Sitelink which are the leading brands in the region.
Jason distributes PTI to an installer group created by the last distributor of PTI in the region. The gear is imported by Jason’s to fulfil orders placed by the PTI installer group. The PTI business sees the pre-determined installers do sales, equipment support, design directly to the end customer.
KAS is another business that is distributed by Jason , it is a hotel / motel locking solution that is also being used in the self-storage industry independently. It essentially is a electronic lock. It doesn’t have any access control, unit alarming features so its typically is being installed side by side with Sentinel. The product has a relationship with the customer and doesn’t interface with the management software.
Jason is also a consultant to the self-storage industry and works for several confidential clients both domestic and internationally. This consultancy work also sees him write self-storage operational reviews for industry valuers in Australia and New Zealand.
The SSAA Self Storage Association of Australasia also had Jason sit on the board for 3 years 2018 – 2021 .