The IoT (Internet of Things) has taken the world by storm in recent years and forecasts suggest that the market will be worth $1.6 trillion by 2025.
In simple terms, the IoT allows physical objects to be connected to the internet and controlled remotely. IoT can be applied to most business devices, including office lockers.
Intelligent lockers that utilise IoT technology can streamline processes, improve efficiency, and boost performance in your workplace.
Let’s start by looking at what IoT lockers are and how they can benefit your business.
What are IoT lockers?
Over the years, traditional manual lockers have been replaced with an innovative smart locker solution that is centred around user experience and ease of management.
IoT lockers are connected to the Internet via sensors, software and other technologies. They feature a single control point and use contactless card readers instead of traditional locks and keys.
What are the benefits of IoT lockers?
IoT devices and systems have capabilities far superior to non-smart systems. Here are some of the key benefits of upgrading to IoT lockers:
Reduce admin time & costs
IoT lockers are fully integrated and offer contactless access, eliminating the need for keys, locks, and spreadsheets. This reduces the labour and admin time associated with locker management considerably, leading to long-term cost savings.
Our smart office lockers have been proven to remove up to 94% of the admin time associated with managing lockers. Installing a smart locker system is the easiest way to alleviate the admin burden of locker management.
Enhance the user experience
IoT lockers give the end-user a seamless experience as they can quickly reserve a locker via a smart device, open it easily without mechanical locks, and have peace of mind knowing their belongings are secure.
Improve locker allocation & supervision
Big companies have to deal with regular staff turnover, lost keys, broken locks, and abandoned units. This is a logistical nightmare that can be a massive drain on valuable resources.
IoT lockers allow you to connect every storage unit to the cloud, enabling automated tracking, monitoring, and effortless re-allocation for an unlimited number of lockers.
Our IoT lockers record every action in real-time so managers can track all the activity and interactions with each locker on their entire network. You can collect valuable analytics data and solve locker issues as they arise.
Smart lockers help to create real accountability and greater transparency in the workplace.
How can I upgrade to IoT lockers?
At eLocker, we offer a retrofitting service that allows you to introduce smart technology in a way that is efficient, cost-effective, and convenient.
We simply replace your old locks with an eLock retrofit lock, transforming your existing lockers into smart IoT lockers. You can connect this to our gateways via Wi-Fi and enjoy the many benefits of having a fully managed online smart locker system.
Contact our locker experts to learn more about our retrofitting service and smart locker solutions.