LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 20, 2012) - SmartStop® Self Storage, the retail brand for Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), announced that it has launched a new smartphone application called SmartTracker Inventory List(SM) App to help customers organize and track the contents of their storage units and utilize the company's web-based account management tools directly from their smartphones.

The SmartTracker Inventory List App is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones via the iTunes App Store and Android Market, respectively. SmartStop has also deployed an enhanced mobile website to better accommodate the on-the-go needs of SmartStop customers.

The SmartTracker Inventory List App serves two primary functions. The first is to allow customers to view or organize property stored in SmartStop storage units from their mobile devices and from the SmartStop website ( by using an integrated service called "Manage My Inventory." The second is to allow SmartStop customers to manage their accounts or make online purchases from their mobile device.

"We are passionately committed to leveraging the latest technology to engage our customers and provide them with an easier, smarter and more enriching self-storage experience," said H. Michael Schwartz, SSTI's chairman and CEO. "The Manage My Inventory service is an extension of that. It's like having a window into your unit from wherever you happen to be."

With Manage My Inventory, customers can quickly and easily add, remove, organize and locate their property within their storage unit electronically. Users can also tag and track their valuables with QR (quick response) codes by affixing a QR code sticker to an object such as a storage box, a piece of cherished jewelry, an heirloom, or a free-standing item like a nightstand, scanning the code with the integrated QR code scanner and providing the location and description of the item. The information is then available to them 24/7 either through the app or within their account on the SmartStop® website.

The SmartTracker Inventory List App also incorporates links that allow registered users to access all of their account information directly from within the app via links to the SmartStop Self Storage mobile website. Registered users can then search for and reserve additional rental units, pay their bill online, and purchase storage and packing supplies.

Non-SmartStop customers also can use the app, but they will need to register and provide a username and password. Registering is free.

"We felt it was important to share this extremely helpful app with everyone who needs it," said Michele Cataldo, Vice President of Marketing for SSTI. "You can use it to organize and track everything from the Christmas decorations stored in your garage to boxes of shoes stacked in your closet."

The SmartTracker Inventory List App also features a "Keyword Search" functionality, the ability to see a "View All Items" list, and a "Unit Info" section where users can store information relevant to their unit for quick and easy access. For more information on how it works, go to

Concurrent with the launch of its new SmartTracker Inventory List App, SmartStop Self Storage also deployed an enhanced mobile website to provide browser-based access to the site from a mobile device. (

About SmartStop® Self Storage
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.'s (SSTI) branded facilities, SmartStop® Self Storage, offer affordable, accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. SmartStop offers secure interior and exterior units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. In addition to features such as keypad access, security gates and video surveillance, the facilities also utilize well trained on-site associates to provide customers with the highest standard of service in the industry. To view our properties and locations or to find a nearby storage facility, visit

About Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) is the first and only self-storage REIT in the public non-traded REIT marketplace. SSTI is one of five publicly registered self-storage REITs in the United States and is one of the fastest growing self-storage REITs nationwide. The SSTI management team is comprised of industry veterans with extensive institutional experience in the acquisition and property management of self-storage properties. Since the launch of SSTI in 2008, the company's portfolio of wholly-owned properties has expanded to include 91 properties in 17 states and Canada that are being branded as SmartStop® Self Storage. The portfolio includes approximately 60,000 self-storage units and 7.5 million rentable square feet of storage space.

For more information about SSTI, please call 949-429-6600 or visit

To view our properties and locations or to find a nearby storage facility, visit

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