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Four Great Smart Locker Applications

Four Great Smart Locker Applications

Four Great Smart Locker Applications

The evolution of modern lifestyles and technological innovations are at the forefront of most, if not all, industries, resulting in the expectation of simple, technology-enabled experiences in all parts of people’s lives. From two-hour grocery delivery to instantly transferring money to friends, convenience and on-demand services are now considered standard.

That remains the same when it comes to storing personal belongings. Our smart locker applications provide the opportunity for organizations to provide convenient day-use storage and secure package delivery for their customers. Here are four ways organizations can leverage smart lockers to create a great customer experience while streamlining their operations.

Smart lockers create seamless book pickup for libraries

The library landscape is becoming more flexible and versatile than ever before. To meet customer expectations, libraries can provide their members 24/7, contact-free book rental and return with smart lockers. There are a variety of lock types to choose from; libraries can opt for people to open lockers with their smartphones or library cards, ensuring total security. Smart lockers even log every book pickup and return for accurate and complete tracking.

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Library Outdoor Book Pickup Locker Bank

Businesses can utilize smart locker applications to provide flexible storage for employees in the office

With many employers shifting to hybrid work environments and implementing open office plans without assigned desks, employees now need a place to store their personal belongings when in the office. Employers can introduce smart lockers to give employees a secure space for small items such as laptops or small bags and larger items such as a suitcase before they take off for a business trip. Smart locker software integrates directly with HR systems and enables employers to remotely assign and monitor lockers, saving staff time and money.

Smart lockers automate package delivery for university dorms and apartment and condo buildings

Rather than having packages dropped off outside the door or at the front desk, residential buildings can leverage smart lockers to provide secure package delivery and 24-hour access for their tenants while saving their staff time. Once a package is delivered, tenants receive a text message, notifying them that their package is ready for pickup. They can then use their student ID cards or RFID building keys to access their package. This ensures that the individual for who the package is for is the only person who can access the corresponding locker at that time. Also, smart lockers are courier agnostic, so buildings are able to choose who can drop off and retrieve any uncollected packages.

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University Dorm Smart Lockers

Fitness centers can install smart lockers for day-use by their members

Many gyms see hundreds, if not thousands, of people come in and out of their doors each day. For those who may come straight from work, bring a gym bag, or just want a safe place to leave their jacket and keys, fitness centers can offer smart lockers. They offer touchless locks and are easy to wipe down and sanitize between uses, reducing the spread of germs. Also, with a state-of-the-art locker room, gyms can gain a critical edge over their competition.

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Upgrading a Medical Simulation Center’s Storage

Upgrading a Medical Simulation Centers Storage

A new 15,000 square-foot simulation center at this medical college looks like a typical campus building from the outside, but the interior tells a different story. Instead of large lecture halls, the center offers high-tech simulation rooms complete with hyper-realistic medical equipment, high-fidelity mannequins, and video cameras for training and debriefing.

The ultimate goal is to improve patient care by giving students realistic, hands-on training in medical procedures like providing oxygen therapy and inserting and removing IVs.

Here’s how Spacesaver storage products helped staff and students save space and promote efficiency.

High-Density Mobile Storage

Not all the expensive simulation equipment is in use all the time, so storage was a major concern during the building’s design phase. The architect optimized storage space by designing a large room fitted with a Spacesaver high-density mobile system.

The system allows staff to store mannequins, medical equipment, and other items in about half the space that these items would require on static shelving. Tambour doors at the open end of the system roll down and lock to secure the valuable contents.

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High-density mobile systems in office

Day Use Lockers

Because the staff was so pleased with the high-density system, they contacted the local Spacesaver consultant again when they noticed a storage issue in the debriefing rooms. The debriefing rooms are adjacent to the simulation rooms, and they provide a space for instructors and students to meet before and after practice sessions and tests. No one is allowed to take backpacks or other personal belongings inside the simulation rooms, so students and instructors were leaving these items in their cars or out in the hallways.

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Day-use locker bank used in debriefing rooms for storage

The Spacesaver consultant worked with them to design sleek, sturdy Day Use Lockers in the debriefing rooms to give them a place to stash backpacks, notebooks, and other items before entering the simulation rooms.

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Smart Lockers at HOKA, an Athletic Shoe Company

Smart Lockers at HOKA an Athletic Shoe Company

A Modern Locale for Worldwide Runners

HOKA, an athletic shoe company that designs and markets running shoes, opened a brand new HOKA store in Hollywood, CA. They wanted to offer lockers so runners can safely store their car keys, wallet, and other belongings. Ojmar’s new OCS Smart lock made the choice simple thanks to its flexibility, locker management, and functionality. Below are the three main features that helped solidify HOKA’s choice for locks.

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Ojmar’s OCS Smart with Bluetooth lets users open the lockers remotely with their phones, or through the keypad when their phones run out of battery.

Flexibility

The ability to use a smartphone or keypad to operate the lockers. Many runners like listening to music while running. For these people, closing and opening the lockers with a smartphone is ideal, while giving them a complete “touchless” experience. The user app remembers the locker used (number) and provides a backup user code for peace of mind if their phone runs out of battery. This solves 99% of the issues with combination locks.

Locker Management

Managers at the store don’t need a master key, which often gets lost. They manage everything from their Ipad or phone. They can operate lockers directly from the maintenance app, read battery status, read events, provide permission to other store employees and change the master code backup as many times as needed.

Functionality

Thanks to the maintenance app it’s easy to assign a locker with an expiration date and remotely provide permission to a user. This can be very useful for online orders to be picked up at the store. Permission is provided via a user code or smartphone permit.

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Store managers can use these lockers for daily rentals, assigned employee lockers, or even online order pick-up.

For the HOKA Store Manager having the possibility to easily manage the lockers via a phone/Ipad is extremely convenient and one of the main reasons to choose the OCS Smart. They also value that the user app will be of great help to the locker users and reduce the time spent troubleshooting.

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10 Smart Locker Benefits for Day Use

10 Smart Locker Benefits for Day Use

The office is transforming to accommodate a rise in remote work and a preference for flexibility. Many employees are spending more time away from the office, using coworking spaces, and taking opportunities to travel. But as they’re coming and going, employees and other visitors need a safe place to stow their belongings for the day. Here are 10 smart locker benefits that make the perfect day-use solution.

#1 Secure

Smart lockers give guests peace of mind. Heavy-duty, tamper-proof features and automatically-generated unique passcodes prevent unauthorized access, and the system keeps track of every transaction to ensure nothing gets lost or stolen.

#2 Convenient

A simple, user-friendly workflow makes it a breeze for employees and visitors to reserve and use the lockers as needed. And it takes just seconds to drop off or pick up items on the way to their next destination.

#3 Contactless

Smart lockers are part of the new normal. They help corporations support social distancing by allowing employees and visitors to secure their items all on their own, without staff assistance. They also reduce touchpoints — users can trigger the auto-open locker doors from a mobile app, so they don’t need to use a shared touchscreen.

#4 Clean

To help minimize the spread of pathogens, admins can put lockers on hold for cleaning between uses. The lockers are easy to wipe down and disinfect, and optional add-ons like antimicrobial materials and UV sanitation help speed up the process.

#5 Customized

With a wide variety of locker types, sizes, and configurations, smart lockers can handle almost anything. And they come in countless colors and materials to blend into a business’ brand or stand out with an eye-catching design.

#6 Space-saving

No need to set aside extra rooms for guest items. Smart lockers bring safe storage to shared spaces like lobbies and hallways so they’re easily accessible.

#7 Time-saving

Because of the self-serve nature of smart lockers, businesses won’t need to designate staff to manage and monitor belongings, saving time and cutting down on operational costs.

#8 Tech-powered

Employees are always looking for technology that helps them accomplish more during the workday — and smart lockers deliver. The technology behind smart lockers supports integrations with other company systems, further boosting simplicity, convenience, and efficiency.

#9 Automated

From text and email notifications to package sensors to real-time analytics, smart lockers include fully automated features that take all the guesswork out of temporary storage.

#10 Flexible

The workplace is constantly changing to keep up with the trends. So while businesses might need day-use lockers today, they might be looking for a new solution tomorrow. The good news is smart lockers easily adapt to the ever-evolving workplace. Using the same platform, companies can manage package and food deliveries, facilitate the transfer of IT assets, help onboard employees, and so much more.

So there are our 10 smart locker benefits for day use. Smart lockers can also provide temporary storage for hotels, libraries, universities, and many other places.

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The 3 Most Necessary Locks You Need Now

The 3 Most Necessary Locks You Need Now

Lock technology has progressed incredibly quickly throughout 2020 and even further into 2021. The functionality that was once only a thing of science-fiction is now available to everyone. From locks that are entirely touchless with NFC & RFID tech, wired locks that completely get rid of batteries, and even locks that can be opened with a simple push of a button on your phone thanks to Bluetooth compatibility. Check out our picks for the most necessary locks you need in your building now.

Bluetooth Locks

In a world where 95% of the population has a Bluetooth-capable mobile phone, the obvious necessity for lock manufacturers was to build a lock that could be opened, closed, and managed through ones phone. As our phones become more like an all-encompassing wallet, storing cards, passwords and the like, now we have the ability to open and close locker doors without laying a finger on the lock. What’s even greater is the increased security that comes with a Bluetooth-compatible lock, as the key to that lock will always be in your pocket.

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Bluetooth locks are great for creating a safer environment for all your patrons, giving them contactless options.

NFC & RFID Locks

Similar to Bluetooth, NFC (Near-Field Communication) and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) locks take full advantage of touchless technology by allowing locks to be opened with key fobs, access cards and more. Companies have already been exploring these technologies by using them on building entrances to authorize access to certain personnel. Now, we’re seeing this innovation come to personal assigned and rental lockers across every industry. As an added perk, these locks are perfect for managing access within a building, using the same fobs with different levels of access.

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NFC and RFID locks are perfect for managing access control in an environment already using NFC key fobs or RFID cards.

Wired Locks (No Batteries Required)

Last but not least of our picks are wired locker locks for companies that want to completely rid themselves of batteries. The greatest thing about these types of locks is the networked system for locker banks that all connect to a central locker management system. From this system the locks can be periodically opened for after-hours maintenance or scheduled cleaning, for example. Also, these wired locks are often paired with NFC, RFID, and Bluetooth compatible locks for even greater contactless flexibility.

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Seamless locker banks can be made by pairing networked locker management software and RFID locks.

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Game-Changing Lockers for Athletic Storage

Game Changing Lockers for Athletic Storage

Safe and Organized Lockers for Athletic Storage

Streamline workflows, protect valuable gear and equipment, and help your athletes and guests keep their belongings secure with durable lockers for athletic storage that look great, are easy to clean, and boost team pride. Save time and keep your focus on optimum performance with top-of-the-line metal day use lockers.

In partnership with Spacesaver, Bradford Systems has been the gold standard for athletic equipment storage for decades. Our day use lockers help solve issues with personal storage, team organization, and athletic equipment exchange. Have you noticed backpacks and bags piling up outside training rooms? Is it a hassle to hand out clean laundry? Do you have any health or safety concerns due to inadequate storage around your facility? If you are answering yes to any of these questions read about our specific applications & how we can help you tackle any storage challenge.

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Heavy-duty steel frame engineering makes these lockers reliable and long-lasting

Flexibility with Options

To keep your valuable equipment and uniforms clean, organized, and secure, our lockers come with great options, for instance:

  • Heavy-duty steel frame to withstand frequent use and humid environments
  • Engineered and tested to ensure reliability
  • Antimicrobial paint coatings and venting available
  • Custom sizes, colors, and graphic wraps
  • Flexible locker configurations for any space
  • Concealed hinges on right or left side
  • Sleek, seamless construction with aesthetic appeal
  • Easy to use, clean, and maintain
  • Variety of lock options, including touchless RFID & NFC locks
  • Modular, reconfigurable, and expandable
  • Made in the USA
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Our athletic use lockers come with an array of options to fit your exact needs

Sturdy and Secure, Indoor or Out

OUTSIDE TRAINING ROOMS

Help athletes focus on training by offering convenient and secure storage for personal items like electronics, snacks, and other belongings that are prohibited in training areas.

SUITES & PRESS BOXES

Provide peace of mind in crowded suites and press rooms with secure storage for personal belongings. Lockers can be built inside individual suites or in common areas, and keyless locks prevent the hassles associated with lost keys.

REFEREES & SPECTATORS

Locker rooms aren’t always available to referees, and crowded bleachers and hallways don’t provide adequate storage for personal gear. Lockers are ideal for referees and spectators looking to rent out locker storage at wrestling, indoor soccer, gymnastics, and other indoor practices and events.

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Rent out day use lockers at sporting events for referees and fans to safely store their gear

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