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The Era of Smart Lockers

Smart Lockers

Smart Lockers Today, Efficiency Tomorrow

Like any revolutionary new industry player, smart lockers go by many names. Accountable mailboxes, package management lockers, intelligent storage boxes, automated parcel delivery systems and so on. But the one thing these names are all referring to is simple; technologically advanced, “smart” lockers.

Imagine this, you’re in your apartment building waiting for your brand new phone to come in. You’ve received an email and text, saying it arrived at your building’s mailroom. Anything bigger than an envelope will have to be checked-in to the parcel delivery room, where you can only pick up your package from 9 am to 6 pm. Someone might take your package by mistake, or worse yet, take it willingly. The only alternative would be to physically wait for your package and sign off on the delivery in person. You’re waiting and waiting, and still waiting. You’re thinking, “what a nightmare, is this 2019 or 1919?”

Now picture that same mailroom lined with a seamless wall of lockers, smart lockers. The mailman comes in, chooses an open locker that fits your package, and you’re notified exactly when and where your package was delivered, ready for pick up 24/7. Forget about losing track of the keys or having your package misplaced, the locker can only be opened through either your phone’s Bluetooth or your building’s RFID key. Using auditing software like Gantner’s GAT Relaxx or Lowe & Fletcher’s RAS (Remote Allocation System), the locker manager can reconfigure any locker and issue a key whenever one is open to use and can even track the history of that locker’s previous users. You’ll know who exactly came to drop-off and pick-up the package with the smart lockers’ security cameras overlooking the entire wall and its interface. More security, more convenience, more relief.

Adaptability for Any Industry

Parcel delivery is not the only use smart lockers have. Businesses, schools, gyms, even amusement parks are using these as day-use lockers for their flexibility and ease of use. Durable line-powered, programmable, or battery-operated steel lockers are perfect for those environments where you’re constantly reassigning users. Endless PIN, RFID, or even WiFi key and lock combinations can be configured for top-of-the-line security. Smart lockers can also add phone and laptop chargers through line-powered, programmable, or battery-operated systems. Modern offices today need to be adaptable, flexible, and adjustable for happy and effective employees.

Smart lockers can save you even more space with their nearly endless configurations. Integrate them into a blank wall, divide the room with a locker wall partition, or create an island of lockers which doubles as a collaborative workspace. The locker layout can include modern building features like spontaneous meeting spaces for critical ideation and TV screens displaying important company announcements.

Options and Customization

Customize your locker, your way. Companies like Spacesaver who manufacture high-quality smart locker and day-use locker systems offer the highest level of customizations. Choose from:

  • steel lockers
  • high-pressure laminate lockers
  • hidden hinges
  • locker number tags
  • vented lockers
  • recessed or flush base
  • sloped tops
  • interior shelves
  • interior coat hooks
  • standard 24″, 36″, 54″, 60″, and 72″ heights
  • a broad range of finishes

Need different size options? If these don’t fit what you need, custom locker sizes come in 1″ increments, so you’ll always find the perfect fit. Also as important is choosing a lock type that exactly fits your needs. Popular locker options include:

The options are limitless. Even if it’s not listed, a lock of your choice can be custom-fitted to any locker system. Every locker comes with the same level of security and satisfaction, no matter the choice of door finish, material, locker size, or lock type.

Change Your Space from Chaos to Relief

Now that you’re a tech-savvy guru on the subject of smart lockers, you’re miles ahead of the competition. Companies focus on what they’re good at — healthcare, sports, public safety, farming, education — but rarely are they thinking of the amount of space they’re outgrowing. That’s where a space solution company like Bradford Systems can help. Our focus isn’t simply to see how much empty space you can stuff into your environment. Your empty space will quickly become cluttered again without good organization. The goal of modern storage systems is to alleviate your storage from a state of chaos to relief.

So, if you’re ready to find out how much more space and effort you can save using less time and money, contact Bradford Systems today or call (630)350-3453 and get your storage problem solved.

Bradford Systems Breathes New Life Into Grant Thornton Offices

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“An instinct for growth.” Grant Thornton epitomizes its slogan. Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations in independent audit, tax, and advisory firms. Today, the company boasts more than 50 offices across the nation, with more than 500 partners and 6,000 employees. Together, that massive workforce manages a revenue exceeding $1 billion.

With figures like these, you can imagine the piles of paperwork. Struggling to find a place for all of their documents, Grant Thornton called in Bradford Systems to remedy their storage situation in Manhattan and Chicago and turn their offices into a modern oasis.

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High-Density Mobile Shelving

Following our successful installation of Spacesaver high-density filing systems in its Midtown Manhattan office, the company invited us to do the same for its Chicago headquarters. Working with Grant Thornton’s project managers and A&D team, we designed a network of Spacesaver high-density shelving systems and stationary shelving across the four-story office and storage space.

Thanks to Spacesaver’s universally slotted shelving, Grant Thornton can easily add and change components, including full- height bin dividers, bin fronts, file dividers, drawers, doors, etc., which allows the company to adapt to the future and continue to grow.

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Modular Casework

Another important solution to Grant Thornton’s storage and file management needs came in the form of modular casework from Hamilton Casework Solutions. The Bradford Systems team installed a customized arrangement of casework, including utility workrooms, day lockers, and copy and mail centers throughout its four floors. Hamilton Casework Solutions is recognized around the world for its modular and flexible casework, and it also offers a unique tax advantage, as it can be depreciated over seven years, rather than 32 years or more.

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Midwest Leaders in Storage Solutions

Grant Thornton’s project manager explained

“Bradford Systems is one of our favorite vendors. The casework that we installed in New York that wasn’t provided by Bradford is already delaminating. I want to utilize Bradford’s casework wherever possible.”

That’s a strong endorsement, and one of many such testimonials we work harder than anyone else to earn. But don’t just take their word for it. Learn about our tailored products and service made to order, and designed to fit your company’s needs and budget. Contact our team today and see what we can do for you.