More small businesses are embracing smart technology to streamline operations and gain a competitive advantage in their industry. Smart lockers allow companies to automate locker management, reduce admin time, improve security and save money. 

That said, upgrading to smart lockers is not always straightforward and naturally, many business owners are concerned about the costs involved and the impact on productivity.

You have two options when you want to upgrade to smart lockers: you can either replace your entire fleet with new smart lockers, or you can revive your existing lockers with a retrofit smart lock. We think the latter is by far the best option and we’ll discuss the reasons why below.

Option 1: Replace your old lockers with smart lockers 

When businesses decide that they want to upgrade their on-site lockers with smart lockers, they’re often told that they will need to replace their entire locker fleet. The reason for this is that most smart locker systems must be hard-wired into the locker during manufacture. 

Replacing your entire fleet of lockers is labour intensive and expensive. Fortunately, there is a cost-effective alternative: retrofitting. 

Option 2: Revive your existing lockers with a retrofit smart lock

Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems to boost efficiency. It is a more sustainable and cost-effective approach when compared to traditional methods e.g. replacing outdated equipment and software with newer versions. 

At eLocker, we offer a retrofitting service that can transform your existing locker fleet into smart lockers. 

How retrofitting works

We simply replace your old locks with an eLock retrofit lock. The entire process takes minutes and our team can install hundreds of retrofit smart locks in a single day with almost no disruption to your business.

You can then connect your new retrofit locks to our gateways via Wi-Fi and enjoy a fully managed online smart locker system.

The smart locks come with user-friendly contactless access cards and have been proven to improve business efficiency and reduce the admin time of managing lockers by around 94%.

Retrofitting is the way forward 

Our retrofitting service will transform your old lockers into smart lockers without the need to replace your entire locker fleet. This approach is far more sustainable and cost-effective than installing new lockers with a hard-wired smart lock, meaning you will maximise your return on investment.

We can’t think of any reason why you would choose to replace your lockers when we have a retrofitting service that is just as effective for a fraction of the price. 

Get in touch with the locker experts

Explore our website to learn more about eLocker and our retrofitting service. Get in touch with our specialist team if you would like to discuss how we can help your business transition to smart lockers and maximise efficiency and profits.

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